Showing posts with label thrift stores. Show all posts
Showing posts with label thrift stores. Show all posts

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Where to get your free East Village vintage clothing map

Maegan and Alex, the proprietors of East Village Vintage Collective, maintain an updated map of vintage clothing stores in the neighborhood

You can pick up a free copy of the latest version at the shop, 545 E. 12th St. between Avenue A and Avenue B ... which is open Wednesday-Sunday from 1-6 p.m. 

Additions include the recently opened Thrift NYC at 226 E. 14th St. between Second Avenue and Third Avenue.

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Thrift NYC sets up shop on 14th Street

The city's second outpost of Thrift NYC opened in late June at 226 E. 14th St. between Second Avenue and Third Avenue. 

You can find a curated mix of vintage clothing for men and women, with prices in the $10 to $40 range.

The shop is open Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to  7 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

You can follow Thrift NYC, which also has an Upper East Side store, on Instagram here.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Village Style has left the East Village



Back in August, we reported that the Village Style Vintage Shop at 111 E. Seventh St. was moving to Bushwick this fall ... leaving behind its storefront here between Avenue A and First Avenue...

Workers cleared out the space late last week...



The space has been on the market ... with an asking rent of $9,750 per month.

The shop, part of the L Train Vintage family, also operates No Relation Vintage clothing on First Avenue between 12th Street and 13th Street.

Ownership did not offer a reason for the move.

Thanks to Steven for the photos; H/T EVG reader Marty E.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Village Style Vintage Shop moving away from the neighborhood



The shop, part of the L Train Vintage family, is leaving its Seventh Street storefront... the sign on the door notes a relocation to Bushwick in October...



The rent for the storefront between Avenue A and First Avenue is $9,750 per month.

Their No Relation Vintage clothing shop remains open for now on First Avenue between 12th Street and 13th Street.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Argosy is cleaned out on East Ninth Street

Back in May, we noted that Argosy, the vintage clothing store on East Ninth Street between First Avenue and Avenue A, appeared to be closed. The gate was down. Mailed piled up inside. In any event, in the last few days, someone has cleaned out the store...


Expect a "for rent" sign here soon enough.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Argosy appears to be the latest East Village vintage clothing shop to close

We haven't seen much activity lately at Argosy, the vintage clothing store on East Ninth Street between First Avenue and Avenue A...


...and some important-looking court documents appeared on the gate this week...


...and the mail continues to collect inside the gate...


If this turns out to be a permanent closure, then Argosy is the latest East Village thrift store/boutique to shutter in the last 18 months or so, a list that includes:

More vintage doom: Beauty Crisis is closing

Monk Thrift Shop on Avenue B

Atomic Passion on Ninth Street

O Mistress Mine on 11th Street

Andy's Chee-Pees on St. Mark's Place

Physical Graffiti turns into a tea shop

Junk on St. Mark's Place

Personal Affairs on Seventh Street

Amon-Ra Showroom on East 10th Street

The Monk Thrift Shop on Avenue C

Previously on EV Grieve:
East Village vintage stores doomed?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

No more Junk on St. Mark's Place, so to speak

Back in September, as we first reported, a thrift store-boutique called Junk took over the former De La Vega Museum on St. Mark's Place. (And despite the name, this location had nothing to do with the Junk outlets in Williamsburg.)

In any event, Junk has quickly called it a day... the shop is now empty...


Previously on EV Grieve:
East Village vintage stores doomed?

More vintage doom: Beauty Crisis is closing

Other closings:

The song remains the same: Physical Graffiti latest thrift store to shutter

Atomic Passion has closed

Monk Thrift Shop on Avenue B

Atomic Passion on Ninth Street

O Mistress Mine on 11th Street

Andy's Chee-Pees on St. Mark's Place

Fab 208 is moving into a smaller space on Seventh Street

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The song remains the same: Physical Graffiti latest thrift store to shutter


We've heard the rumors that Physical Graffiti was calling it quits on St. Mark's Place... We saw the owners packing up the vintage clothing store on Monday... The Local East Village has the scoop:

The clothing store is closing its doors after 16 years because of the bad economy, but will re-open in March as a loose leaf tea shop under a slightly different name – Physical Graffi-tea – and the same management.

“It’s so sad but there is just no market for the clothes,” said Ilana Malka, 45, the store’s owner.

I've head this from many people: The new generation moving into the East Village — in general! — isn't interested in unique, vintage clothing...

Previously on EV Grieve:
East Village vintage stores doomed?

More vintage doom: Beauty Crisis is closing

Other closings:

Atomic Passion has closed

Monk Thrift Shop on Avenue B

Atomic Passion on Ninth Street

O Mistress Mine on 11th Street

Andy's Chee-Pees on St. Mark's Place

Fab 208 is moving into a smaller space on Seventh Street

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Eleven now open on First and 11th

The former Village Fabrics Store is now a new/used vintage clothing shop, as we previously mentioned...





We hope that they will be able to make the rent here... We'll check back in a few weeks once they get a chance to get up and running a bit...

Previously on EV Grieve:
Closing sale at Village Fabrics

Village Fabrics to close next month

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Monk Thrift Shop is closing — but, it remains open for now

On Monday we noted that the Monk Thrift Shop on Avenue C at 11th Street had closed. Well, as a walk by today revealed, the store is closing, but they remain open... with 50 percent off sales...



And what of the Madonna/Jesus pairing... ?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Former De La Vega Museum becoming a vintage clothing store

We first reported that the De La Vega Museum had closed on St. Mark's Place last month...

A reader sends along this photo... noting work is going on inside. Per the reader: "kinda looks like the makings of a vintage/thrift shop."

Indeed it does...



The proprietor confirmed that a vintage clothing store — featuring new and used clothing — will be open here by early October...

Previously on EV Grieve:
[Updated, sort of] The dream is apparently over: De La Vega Museum closes on St. Mark's

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Beauty Crisis closing Friday

Beauty Crisis on Seventh Street between Avenue A and First Avenue is closing on Friday...



Looks as if the store will live online in the short term...

Previously on EV Grieve:
East Village vintage stores doomed?

More vintage doom: Beauty Crisis is closing

Other closings:

Atomic Passion has closed

Monk Thrift Shop on Avenue B

Atomic Passion on Ninth Street

O Mistress Mine on 11th Street

Andy's Chee-Pees on St. Mark's Place

Fab 208 is moving into a smaller space on Seventh Street

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

More vintage doom: Beauty Crisis is closing

Another thrift/vintage store is closing in the East Village...Beauty Crisis on Seventh Street between Avenue A and First Avenue is wrapping it up in the next two weeks...




[Many thanks to EV Grieve reader Blue Glass for the tip and photos.]

Meanwhile, the vintage carnage continues...among the closures this year:

Monk Thrift Shop on Avenue B

Atomic Passion on Ninth Street

O Mistress Mine on 11th Street

Andy's Chee-Pees on St. Mark's Place

Fab 208 is moving into a smaller space on Seventh Street

Not to mention previous closings:
Love Saves the Day
Howdy Do
99X

Previously on EV Grieve:
East Village vintage stores doomed?

Atomic Passion has closed

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Avenue B's Monk Thrift Shop is closing




Tough times continue for thrift/vintage stores in the East Village...(though some shops, like Metropolis, seem to be doing just fine...)

Previously on EV Grieve:
East Village vintage stores doomed?

Atomic Passion has closed

Monday, April 12, 2010

The former Atomic Passion space is for rent

As Jeremiah pointed out on Friday, Atomic Passion on East Ninth Street has closed... and the space has quickly gone on the market...




I'm curious what happened to the two cutouts who adorned the wall above the store for so many years...


[Bottom photo via Jeremiah]

Friday, April 9, 2010

Atomic Passion has closed



The Web site for Dirt Candy on East Ninth Street brings the news that its neighbor, Atomic Passion, has closed after 17 years.

They just couldn’t make the numbers work anymore. We all know that life isn’t fair, and anyone who expects the good guys to win is living in a dream world. But it’s a loss to the block for Atomic Passion to go, and losing my neighbor makes me feel like it’s not Atomic Passion that’s wrong here, it’s the world where their numbers aren’t the ones that work. Most people didn’t notice Atomic Passion close, but if you were on East Ninth Street last week you would have seen part of the city die. Because when Atomic Passion closed, New York City became just that much colder, just that much of a tougher place to live.


I learned of the news via Jeremiah. He has more on it here. Terry Richardson wrote about it here.

Previously on EV Grieve:
East Village vintage stores doomed?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Dance Tracks sign will be replaced

The Monk Thrift shop is now open for business on Third Street in the former home of Dance Tracks, whose sign still graces the storefront... We were curious if Monk would keep the Dance Tracks sign...



The owner told a tipster that yes, absolutely, Monk would be removing the sign. "Just as soon as I get the money. Right now I'm broke."

Monday, March 15, 2010

Monk is opening at former Dance Tracks space

First came word that a thrift shop was opening on Third Street near First Avenue at the former Dance Tracks space...



Then there was the confusion to where, exactly, the Monk Thrift shop was relocating...

Anyway, the thrift shop on Third Street looks ready for business. It was closed yesterday. But a business card on the counter confirmed the store name...



Wonder if Monk will keep the Dance Tracks sign?

Monday, March 8, 2010

Avenue A's Monk Thrift Store relocating

The Monk Thrift Shop on Avenue A near 10th Street is moving...



But I'm a little confused by where exactly...



97 First Ave. is the home of Banjara. (Perhaps it's opening here...?) In any event, Monk is gone. And Avenue A's face continues to change...



I'm curious what becomes of this Avenue A space. Next door, work continues on the EV location of Diablo Royale.



Restaurateur Jason Hennings told Eater: "As for this location ... it will have numerous similar menu items but will add many bocaditos. It will also have a pool table in the basement with 40 seats, a second bar for private parties, and get this, 25 outdoor seats in the rear garden."

Friday, February 19, 2010

20 years of selling vintage clothes in the East Village



On March 1, 1990, Richard Colligan opened Metropolis Vintage Apparel at 96 Avenue B between Sixth Street and Seventh Street. In 1995, he moved to 43 Third Ave. between Ninth Street and 10th Street. Starting tomorrow, the store is celebrating its 20th anniversary, a long time for any type of independent business hereabouts... On the eve of the anniversary, Colligan, a Rockaway Beach native, answered a few questions via e-mail for EV Grieve ....

On Jan. 3, the Post reported: "The East Village's vintage-clothing shops are about to go the way of leisure suits and flapper dresses, as a wave of closures hits home." What was your reaction to the story, which didn't take into account the many stores that remain open and are doing well...?

My reaction to that story, which surprised me, was that so many stores said they're not doing well. The East Village over the last few years has seen a lot of growth of people who have money to spend and, if you don't cater to them, you fall victim of being out of touch. Look, vintage is fashion and fashion changes, if you want to stick to your guns and keep selling what you sold 10 years ago, well go ahead, but be prepared to watch your sales go down as your customers get older and move out of the area. The EV has always been — and I think always will be — a place for young people, as the beatniks, the hippies, the Punks (as myself) the hair metal rockers, the grunge rockers or THE HIPSTERS and young college students of today prove. Today I feature late 80's early 90's in my store. Well, some people say that's not vintage and I say, "What sells is vintage," 1990 was 20 years a go, get used to it. Thirty-year-old eyeballs don't see what a 20-year-old eyeballs see what will be attractive.

Biggest change — for better or worse — that you've seen in the EV/LES in these 20 years?

Crime has been reduced a lot. But never would I have thought that the reduction of crime brought such a bigger increase of prices in RENT. The rent at Avenue B was $1,000 a month, now I pay $10,000 on 3rd Ave. Do I want it to go back to "the good old days?" NO, I will take the rent over the crime. If one day I can't afford the rent, then it's my time to move on.

Many stores have come and gone in the EV through the years... what do you think has made your store successful?

I think I have been able to tap in to what the younger customer wants in vintage. Pushing forward is my motive. I can write a novel of what sold well over the years, but if you get stuck in a rut you rust. The EV is for young people who are finding out about themselves. I just try and help them on that journey.

And Colligan sent along two photos from 1994 of the store when it was on Avenue B....




And tomorrow...