The East Village is a neighborhood in NYC is known for its young crowd, bottomless brunch spots and nightlife. It's also the best place in Manhattan for vintage and secondhand shopping.
I recently spent an afternoon, post brunch with my best girlfriends walking around to local secondhand shops. Here's a list of everywhere we went plus a few others that I've been to in the past or that come recommended.
East Village Thrift
Address: 186 2nd Ave
This shop has men's, women's and some houseware items. This is a true thrift store so expect to have to dig, things are organized by piece type and the racks are packed and can be hard to dig through. This is one of the cheaper stores in the neighborhood so while you may have to dig, you can find things in the $5 - $60 dollar range.
L Train Vintage
Address: 204 1st Ave.
L Train is NYC's best affordable vintage store. This is their only Manhattan location but they have at least 3 more in Brooklyn. This place is usually packed because it's one of the cheaper stores in the neighborhood with the largest selection.
Address: 84 E 7th St
This store is tiny, cute and affordable! Prices range from $3 - $40. This is definitely more of a curated boutique that has vintage and "mall store" brands. I was honestly shocked walking into here and seeing the selection and prices. If I lived in this neighborhood- this is definitely a store I would frequent weekly.
Address: 332 E 11th St
This is your classic buy here, sell here thrift shop. You can find the occasional vintage piece on the rack but mostly it's filled with trendier pieces. Make an appointment to sell some clothes and use the credit to pick up a few new things!
Address: 437 E 9th St
This is a sports fans paradise. The walls are packed with secondhand and vintage sportswear and memorabilia.
Address: 91 3rd Ave
Cure Thrift just moved to a new location and.I haven't had the chance to visit yet. This high-end vintage shop benefits juvenile diabetes research and advocacy. They have 50% off sales on a regular basis- follow them on Instagram to stay in the know!
Search & Destroy
Address: 25 St Marks Pl # A
9th St Vintage
Address: 346 E 9th St
Hello Banana Vintage
Address: 156 1st Ave.