For 20 years, Rue St Denis has sold vintage threads from the 1940s to 1980s, all of them in pristine condition. Owner Jean-Paul Buthier curates the collection, which includes fashionable shades, groovy old bathing suits, printed tunics and dresses, dead-stock slim-cut designer suits (we spotted an Yves Saint Laurent jacket for $350) and a host of Italian men’s boots. The shop also offers on-site tailoring.
Rue St. Denis
|Venue name:||Rue St. Denis|
170 Ave B
|Cross street:||between 10th and 11th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri noon–8pm; Sat, Sun noon–7:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F, V to 2nd Ave–Lower East Side|