Rose Mae Turner (“Rosie”) is a sustainable swimwear designer, textile artist, and vintage fashion archivist based in NYC. Rosie lends her expertise as a sustainable fashion consultant. Contributing work as a sustainable fashion editorial stylist and writer to various publications is also a passion of hers. She is also a Remake ambassador and member of ethical influencers.
Chelsea Flea has a hodgepodge of trinkets and an array of unusual antiques. The vendors are really fun to talk to and most are down to bargain. Also a great place to score some vinyl, art, home decor, and even jewelry bits for an upcycling project.
Seconds is indeed a hidden gem with a secret gallery (which is very Narnia style) in a wardrobe. Their vintage selection is very reasonably priced and changes regularly. They also have some really cool glassware, tchotchkes, and jewelry.
Bloda’s Choice is lots of fun. Loving the colorful Y2K mix and fresh designer vintage in the Chinatown mall (which is also home to other iconic vintage dealers). Definitely some more rare finds await in this space that also acts as a gallery.
Indigo Style is iconic with loads of beautiful designer vintage fashion finds and the coolest bags, brooches, and vintage accessories, too. I’m really happy they’re within walking distance from where I live but this could also be dangerous for me, lol.
Stella Dallas is a place you may need several hours in to really dig deep. It’s huge and there are two shops side-by-side! I’m pretty impressed with their belt selection and overall my favorite is their selection of denim and deadstock vintage. If you want to find some really old items in wonderful condition, this is the place.
OPC has super funky fashion and an affordable selection. I love to sell my clothing and then also peep their ever-changing racks! I’m just glad the place has spacious dressing rooms. There is indeed something for everybody, so bring all your friends. Lots of 80s, 90s, and Y2K. I usually try to hit up both locations in one day!
Cauz for Paws is a cute place with a cuter mission which helps local cats and dogs. I’ve found gorgeous vintage suits in impeccable condition, and I like knowing animals are benefiting from my purchases.
Life Vintage never fails! Every time I venture over I always snag some true steals! I also love their book selection. Also, the basement is where you’ll find clothing bargains galore and lots that could be used in an upcycling or DIY project but be ready to dig.
Screaming Mimi’s is so good you will probably scream! I love spotting the designer labels of my fav 60s, 70s, & 80s fashions. You'll find super drool-worthy and high-end fashion that is worth saving up for.