TracyChambers Vintage

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You won’t find this homespun vintage shop, located on a residential Bed-Stuy block, unless you're looking for it. That’s because it’s housed in the front room of owner Helen Williams Nurse’s brownstone apartment, marked only by a small sign in the window and a chiffon dress hanging on the door. Nurse, a stay-at-home mom who has been collecting vintage items for 30 years, converted her spacious unused dining room into a boutique curtained off from the rest of the house. The store is named after Diana Ross’s fashion-designing character in the 1975 film Mahogany, and is stocked with colorful, boldly printed clothes from the ’50s through the ’80s. Metal rolling racks hold treasures such as a ’70s Don Sophisticates by Charlotte Ford sheer dress ($35), a ’60s beaded tank ($40) and an ’80s Rimini Petites floral minidress ($40). There’s also a rack for new old-school–inspired items, including Kanvas sheer button-up blouses ($35) and SK Wilbur one-shoulder dresses ($250–$600). Make sure to check out the accessories selection, featuring Rush Hour perforated-leather booties ($18) and a chunky metal cuff ($15). In the assorted $5 bins, we recently found a Ms. Sugar print blouse and a leather clutch.
Venue name: TracyChambers Vintage
Address: 216 Jefferson Ave

Cross street: between Marcy and Nostrand Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Fri by appointment, Sat 11am–4pm, Sun 1pm–4pm
Transport: Subway: C to Nostrand Ave
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Love Love Love TracyChambers Vintage. Someone told me about it. Owner has excellent taste in fashion. Found fantastic dresses and jacket. Helen is great. I will be going back again.


You'll be sure to score Fantastic Finds at Tracy Chambers Vintage! A Bedsty treasure, TracyChambers Vintage is truly a gem!

Lea Byrd

Tracy Chambers is one of my fave shops. Helen's selections are great for every body type and cash range.

Ursula Williams

I loooove Tracy Chambers Vintage boutique. I always leave with something I adore. I have to stop myself from wearing my beautiful finds every week. The shop is also very reasonably priced. It is now my go to spot.


Tracy Chambers Vintage is a must see. It's a great place to go to relax and shop in a comfortable, beautiful, clean brownstone. The decor is perfectly appropriate for the classy selection of clothing and jewelry. I love, love, love the jewelry! It's affordable and elegant!! Right up my alley!


This is a fabulous boutique where the owner serves as a complimentary stylist! She mixes patterns and colors in ways you would never imagine while still looking modern. The prices are reasonable and the clothes are too cute! Once you go, you will be addicted!


I have shopped at Tracy Chambers, always find something fabulous!!!