Keepin’ it cheap: thrift stores

If it’s not wise for you to bring your credit card to Bergdorf Goodman, you’re not alone. Find comfort in the savior of all hipsters: thrift stores. Here’s a list of some of the best, in every price range. Keep reading for more! It’s just the beginning.

Metropolis: $$$
Metropolis has a wide selection of band tees, vintage dresses, men’s jackets from the 60’s to the 80’s. The vibe is cool, slightly grungy, and absolutely fabulous. While it may be ever-so-slightly overpriced (especially in the shoe section), they have sales often and snatching a good find is a common experience. Check it out.

Guido Castellani, looking French as ever in his thrifted wear.

Beacon’s Closet: $
You will dig for hours through bins and boxes, and find amazingly cheap glimmers of chicness to put in your closet. Go with a friend and be prepared for an adventure!

Housing Works: $$
The best thing about Housing Works is their philanthropy. They donate their proceeds to provide housing for patients of HIV/AIDS. Their selection of clothing is equally matched by a furniture section that sells fine china for very reasonable prices.

Boris: $
Boris is a shoemaker on St. Marks who can essentially personalize any pair of shoes he has in his little hole in the wall. If you arrive with something in mind, he’ll make it happen for cheaper than anywhere in Manhattan. Go wild!

James Neiley (Fashion Editor) is a senior and enjoys lounge kimonos, vintage fur, and large bathtubs. He studies fashion history and french, but particularly revels in excellent cinema costume design.

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