Art-history major and antique-clothing enthusiast Carmen Ruiz-Davila has opened her first vintage store, where the fashions of Emilio Pucci ($50–$1,200) and Yves Saint Laurent ($120–$1,200) take center stage. Ruiz-Davila decorated the shop with items she found in her mother’s house, such as a 1980s record player, a 1960s Space Age rotary phone and a 1920s mirrored Art Deco bar. Rifle through the packed racks for designer finds such as a 1970s Oscar de la Renta floral dress ($600), an early-’90s Ralph Lauren sheer lace skirt ($275) and a mink coat straight out of the June Cleaver era ($400). Finish your trip with a worthwhile browse through the accessories collection to find a pair of 1970s Givenchy boots ($650) and a suede Gucci clutch from the 1960s ($250).
436 E 9th St
|Cross street:||between First Ave and Ave A|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–8pm|
|Transport:||Subway: L to First Ave|
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