Hey! Ho! What do you know? I like vintage!
"No Way" you say, well duh
I mean just look at me, I'm a walking op shop (even some of my undergarments are vintage*, ooh gasp!)
I think I enjoyed my trip the most because every item I bought will now be one of a kind but also from places like Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Munich, New York, San Francisco and London. You can't get more exclusive than that!
Person "Hey thats a cool dress, where did you get it from?"
Me "Oh its vintage AND its from Paris"
Shame on your face
With New York I had made sure to do a little bit of research and found this great place called Auh2Oh Vintage. Its also close to a great Coffee bar called Abraco so its definitely worth a visit if you feel like a good coffee.
The shop was underwhelming when I turned up but after looking around I got a few really good pieces and I would say its definitely worth a look because the prices are so reasonable. The necklace above was $40 USD but in terms of the quality of the piece it was priced reasonably compared to what I would pay for it here in NZ!
I also bought some really simple, cute sweater clips and a Scarf that was so thick and warm it was more like a pashmina. It came in handy on the trip!
|Here I am wearing the scarf in Paris|
Later on during the day I decided to walk to the Parsons School of Design to check out some more of the city and I stumbled upon an amazing store called Beacons Closet . I had never heard of it and I am so pleased I went in because I spent the next 2 hours just trying clothing on and deciding on what pieces to buy because by that point I was running low on funds. I decided on a pair of Alexandre Herchcovitch for Melissa Purple Brogues which are made from gumboot material!
Overall I was pleased with the vintage/second hand items I bought and I urge you to check the stores out next time you're in those places. I have better photos coming also on the blog because I will be buying a proper DSLR camera in the next few weeks. Get ready for some outfit posts!!
*Disclaimer, my undergarments are all dry cleaned and not stained from previous use, despite what you may think vintage underwear is not dirty and has usually lasted because no-one has worn it or they have worn it but kept it in good condition.