Thrift-Store-Collage{Suede Fringe Clutch, Bandana Scarf, Vintage Pillbox Hat, Ribbed Cardigan, Vintage Mink Trimmed Coat, Anne Klein Sandals }

I’m definitely a lady who enjoys the finer things in life… However, that doesn’t mean I like to break the bank.  Au contraire!  In fact, most of my best finds have been procured from one of three places: the clearance rack, eBay, or the thrift store.  Over the years, I’ve gotten a few emails from inquiring minds who’d like to know my favorite shopping destinations in NYC.  And since thrift stores are ALWAYS at the top of my lists of recommendations, I thought I’d share the wealth with the rest of you readers should you ever find yourself in my neck of the woods.

I find thrift store shopping in Manhattan to be somewhat of a sport, so I’ll usually spend an entire afternoon pounding the pavement and bouncing around to half a dozen shops or more all in one go. Below are my two favorite thrift store shopping routes to follow when I feel the urge NOT to splurge!

ROUTE 1: Chelsea & East Village


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ROUTE 2: UPPER EAST SIDE


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And if you’re up for venturing off the beaten paths I’ve shared above, here are a few more spots I recommend: