My record shop craving having been fulfilled, I now wanted to seek out some thrift stores and swanky vintage boutiques.
2. “Curated” Goodwill Thrift Store
Address: W. 8th Street between MacDougal and Sixth Avenue
In my pre-trip research, I read this article about a curated Goodwill store in Greenwich Village. With all the talk of Ferragamo, vintage Dior, Ann Taylor, and other name-drops, I was so excited to check it out, I could hardly keep my pants on. Maybe I just have bad luck, but the only designer items I saw were in the window display, and those there being held for a silent auction. The window had some 90s Jimmy Choo clogs and Kate Spade heels, but nothing really relevant to current trends.
Don’t get me wrong, you can certain tell that someone was hand-picking all the items — there wasn’t any junk or damaged items like you might see in your average Goodwill, but all in all, it seemed like it had already been picked over. It is in a swanky neighborhood with a lot of vintage stores in the vicinity, after all… but, it was still fun to look. The store was clean and well organized, which is impressive, considering the amount of people who are in and out each day. Long story short, I left empty handed.
Final thoughts: Check it out if you’re in the area, but don’t make a special trip.
- Are thrift stores getting too pricey? (thriftycent.wordpress.com)