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Mr. Throwback

Shopping, Thrift stores East Village
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Mr. Throwback
Photograph: Anna Simonak Mr. Throwback

Those who grew up watching Saved by the Bell and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air will find a cure for their ’90s nostalgia at this East Village shop, specializing in men’s and women’s vintage clothing, footwear and assorted tchotchkes. Owner Michael Spitz has a background selling at flea markets around the city, and was inspired by childhood basketball cards, Ninja Turtles and Michael Jordan memorabilia for his first store. Sort through racks of colorful vintage gear to find treasures such as men’s starter jackets ($50–$200), Levi’s acid-wash jean jackets ($65), Gucci basic pumps ($180) and unisex Pendleton flannels ($50–$60). Nab vintage tees (two for $30) while viewing clips of old movies on a small monitor positioned at the front of the store. There, you’ll also find ’80s action figures ($8–$20) and a deck of Yo! MTV Raps collector cards ($3). Stop by on the first Thursday of every month for “Throwback Thursdays” and get 10 percent off everything in the store.


Venue name: Mr. Throwback
Address: 437 E 9th St
New York
Cross street: between First Ave and Ave A
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 1-8pm, Sun 12-6pm
Transport: Subway: L to First Ave
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I wish you could have seen my face when my friend said "lets go back in time" as we entered this small store, as soon as I stepped in I was in awe. How can a store make my heart melt? and want me to get my wallet out so fast (insert take my money Fry meme), looking around the store I made mental notes of all the things I wish I could buy. They have jerseys so far back I didn't even know some of the players, they carry NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, and more jerseys than I can even think of. The best part is Mr.Throwback himself, such a down to Earth guy, honestly met him for only a brief time as I told him how I review food for living, we shared our passion for food being made quickly and not having to wait, I instantly knew I would take a bullet for this guy, thats how awesome his customer service is. You can't call your self a sports fan without taking a trip to this store, and its location is perfect, a block away from an amazing dumpling spot called; Barons Dim Sum. Now my recommendation walk into the store ready to spend money, you will see some deals you can't leave without, I saw a pair of retro Jordan 2s (yes they have a small selection of sneakers for sale) the all red ones on sale for 100 dollars  my heart dropped, this is such an amazing place such a great person behind the store, and a great place to round out any down town or NYC trip you make.  Be sure to let Mr.Throwback know you heard about the store by Mike from Couple Eating Food.