“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”— Ernest Hemingway (A Moveable Feast) (via adieu-tristesse)
I've been following your blog for quite a while. I think its a rare in that its not just a blog of outfits posts but a compilation of truly interesting content. I'm an NYC teen, interested in pursuing a career in fashion journalism and started my blog back in 09. (The Emma Edition (theemmaedition.blogspot.com). I'd love to know some of your favorite NYC thrift stores!
First of all, thank you!! That’s really kind of you to say :n )
As far as NYC thrifting, to be totally honest, I’ve kind of given up on the idea of trying to frequent true “thrift” stores (which to me are super cheap, down and dirty, like Salvation Army, Goodwill, or just random one-off kind of places) because they never live up to my hopes. Growing up on the West Coast I got really spoiled by the amount of amazing gems I could find for next to nothing. Here, the good stuff always seems either to be gone, or to cost several times more than I feel it should. Like I said, I’m spoiled!
Instead, I frequent places like Beacon’s Closet and Buffalo Exchange, because at least there I can trade in my under-loved pieces, allowing me to pay next to nothing (or just nothing!) for my goodies. I also like Urban Jungle in Bushwick, it’s one of the closest things I’ve found to West Coast thrifting (though I still think it’s a little over-priced…) here in New York. I also have a friend who’s had good luck at the Savers out on Long Island (it’s just a short trip on the LIRR away) but I have yet to find much there.
Otherwise, I just save up my pennies and stock up on my bi-yearly trips back home! There are a lot of things that New York does better than any other city, but for me, thrift shopping just isn’t one of them.