Tuesday, March 30, 2010

NYC Vintage HOTspot

The first vintage store I fell in love with in NYC was CHEAP JACKS - "America's Vintage Clothing Capital : the look, the price, the place" - on 303 Fifth Avenue (on the corner of 31st Street). This two-floor vintage haven is packed with both men's and women's clothes and accessories from all over the world. Jack, who has become the ultimate vintage connoisseur, has filled the gigantic store with the best of the best. I have yet to visit the store without purchasing something due to the amazing collection and uber-friendly and helpful staff, including Jack himself - who is more than happy to help you pick exactly what you're looking for; he'll even alter it while you wait.
Some vintage stores are hard to maneuver. Cheap Jacks, however, is organized. It's almost TOO easy to find exactly what you are looking for, (in my case, that would be everything). The store is separated into men's and women's, and then even further, into decade. Need a funky 80's prom dress or bowling jacket? a 70's summer dress? Or a miniskirt from 1965? Run to Cheap Jacks ASAP - Really, go now, because there is HUGE store wide sale going on as you sit here reading this post.
My favorite buys have been my blue and teal 70's sequin and beaded tops and a black fur vest from the 80's, shown in the picture below. If you love vintage clothes, you will die for Cheap Jacks - I promise.