[Photos taken by Steve Guttbinder at No Relation Vintage]
You guys all know I'm kind of a sucker for thrift shopping. I'll admit that I've been known to consider it a sport, but when your athletic abilities are slim to none, you've got to make do. Although I'm desperately missing my beloved Florida thrift shops, I figured I'd let you guys in on my secrets, otherwise known as my guide to the five best NYC thrift shops.
No Relation Vintage; East Village, NYC
No Relation Vintage is my answer to thrifting in the city. You walk in, and there are literally racks upon racks of vintage Levi cutoffs (for around $7, by the way), a room filled with shoes, and so many Harley tees you couldn't even imagine. Think of the gorgeous Nicole Alysee's style from Running in Wedges. Yes, my friends, it is the store version of her coveted wardrobe.
Goodwill; Upper East Side, NYC
I know, I know. A Goodwill? Trust me, this location is unlike any other. Every Saturday morning Goodwill has a "Window Sale" where everything in the window (priced around 40-100) is sold. The lines are long, but it's worth it. Designer handbags, home decor, and even some awesome vintage cameras. I don't think I've ever left this place empty handed.
Salvation Army; Gramercy, NYC
This Salvation Army location is one of the best I've ever been to. I've purchased my favorite red pants, found a Theory sweater, and picked up the top and cardigan featured in this post. Both of which were only around $7. Thrifting score? I'd say yes.
Angel Street Thrift Shop, Chelsea, NYC
I have to be honest, I hardly ever head west in the city, but every once in awhile, I stop by Angel Street Thrift to see what's new and exciting. It's usually hit or miss, but I have found some of my favorite bags there (and a few cool vintage photographs for like, a dollar each). It's definitely worth heading west for.
Housing Works Thrift Shop; Gramercy, NYC
Housing Works has been my little escape between classes for the past two years. Whether you're looking for apartment accessories or a sequined top, you really can't go wrong. Keep up with their website, because they frequently have sale days, which is definitely the best time to go.
To my fellow New Yorkers, are there any thrift shops you'd add to this list? Let me know in the comments below!