Today's side deal helps you compose the perfect outfit for a classic American rags-to-rags tale. For $15, you get $30 worth of luxuriously inexpensive men's and women's clothing, jewelry, antiques, furniture, and more from the Vintage Thrift Shop near Gramercy Park. This deal also gets you free admission (and a cut in line) to the shop's April 22 vintage bridal-gown and wedding-dress event (a $5 value) from 5 to 8 p.m.
Built around the crash site of an overburdened time-traveling U-Haul, Vintage Thrift Shop displays a wonton disregard for maintaining the integrity of the chronosphere. Tourist postcards from the 1960s ($2) mingle with a 1930ish black-lace evening gown ($145), while a completely un-ironic ’50s cardigan ($55) pairs naturally with a Victorian cut-steel buckle ($12). Groove from the ’70s, ’40s kitsch, 2130's pre-robotapocalypse nostalgia—all is right at home. All of the store's proceeds benefit the United Jewish Council of the East Side.
- There’s a rotating mix of astoundingly well-preserved designer and nonvintage clothing here, as well as one-of-a-kind housewares, shoes and accessories...Pretty much everything is a find, but you still get that thrill-of-the-hunt feeling. – Time Out New York
Yelpers give Vintage Thrift 4.5 stars, saying:
- Vintage thrift is so lovely, the prices are fair, the merchandise doesn't have that cringe-inducing smell to it and above all else, it is organized like a real store... – Donna F.
- ...this place is an oasis of carefully curated and lovingly arranged well priced merchandise...staff is always friendly and can either answer your question about taking in that 1950's dress or tell you where to get your record player fixed. – Denise M.