Best vintage shops for men



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Fisch for the Hip

  • Price band: 4/4

Known as one of the best places in the city to find designer names, Fisch for the Hip, in Chelsea, accepts only the best pieces. These items just in: Current-season Dior Homme skinny ties ($40–$50); Gucci suede bomber jackets in orange, red and brown ($400); Carpe Diem handmade boots ($250–$300); and suits from YSL, Dior and Gucci ($350–$400). Bring your checkbook.

  1. 153 W 18th St, (between Sixth and Seventh Aves)
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Beacon's Closet

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Specializing in vintage finds, this clothing exchange store offers deals on popular brands such as Levi’s, Marc Jacobs and Diesel. The shop features an extensive vintage T-shirt collection currently including a gray Los Angeles Raiders T-shirt ($19), an ’81 Rick James and the Stone City Band tour three-quarter-sleeve T-shirt ($25) and a blue NY Islanders T-shirt ($15).

  1. 88 North 11th St, (between Berry St and Wythe Ave)
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Buffalo Exchange

  • Price band: 1/4
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Buffalo Exchange focuses on trendy, contemporary and ready-to-wear fashions. Today’s inventory in the ever-changing stock includes a G-Star leather jacket ($200), vintage biker jackets ($30–$35), contemporary and limited-edition Nike shoes ($18–$25), and YSL key holders ($35). Be on the lookout for a wide range of button-up shirts from Thomas Pink, J.Crew and Brooks Brothers ($11–$33).

  1. 332 E 11th St, (between First and Second Aves)
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City Opera Thrift Shop

  • Price band: 2/4

East Siders flock to this thrift shop to score quality-yet-cheap threads selected by manager Jay Thompson, who is known for his ultra discerning eye. Expect preloved designer pieces by Yves Saint Laurent, Bill Blass, Emilio Pucci, Christian Dior and more. Bonus points: money goes right into costumes for new shows at the New York City Opera. Bravo.

  1. 222 E 23rd St, (between Second and Third Aves)
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Gentlemen’s Resale

Located on the same street as female companion shops Designer Resale and Designer Resale Too, this aptly-named outpost sells designer shirts, sweaters, jeans, suits, shoes and accessories for the lads. Find discounted items from Burberry, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Paul Smith, Tommy Hilfiger and more. How discounted? Pieces are marked down 20 percent after 30 days and 50 percent after 60 days. But if you see you want, we suggest you snap it up; bargains this good don’t wait around.

  1. 322 E 81st St, (between First and Second Aves) 212-734-2739,

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