When Stewart Richer began crafting newsboy hats out of salvaged denim in the 1970s, he had no intention of starting a lifelong business. But after his designs proved popular among buyers, he decided to open his own storefront in 1975, offering both his own brand of handmade clothing and accessories as well as an assortment of vintage items. Having held four locations around the city, the shop is relocating to its original Greenwich Village spot. Specializing in quirky threads from the ’60s to the ’80s, Reminiscence is known for its inexpensive and varied collection of street-ready and costume duds for both men and women. Snatch up Hawaiian-print skirts ($36), authentic Swiss Army surplus bags ($12) and floral jumpsuits ($24). Be sure to test out Reminiscence perfume ($60) in patchouli, amber and hibiscus scents.
74 Fifth Ave
|Cross street:||between 13th and 14th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 10am–8pm, Sun 11am–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq|