Vintage Shopping Guide - New York Edition

Do you ever wonder where Candice shops for Trashy Diva design inspiration? She was recently in the Big Apple and is sharing some favorite stops from her visit.Trashy Diva Vintage Shopping Guide - New York Edition - Beacons Closet

Multiple Locations in New York
Although a relatively new find for Candice, Beacons Closet located near the world famous Parsons School of Design opened in the 90s just like Trashy Diva. If you are a fan of the thrift store shopping experience this shop, jam-packed with designer and vintage clothing, is for you.
"I left with 3-4 bags stuffed full of 50s-70s items. Mostly for myself, inspiration, gifts and even a few items for the Trashy Diva Stores" - Candice Gwinn
Excited by the sheer volume of amazing finds, Candice stopped by two other Beacons Closet locations in Brooklyn which were also a success. Resulting in the purchase of a 60s turquoise velvet caftan with gold bullion, 1940s beaded crepe jacket that was a perfect fit and a 1890s lace bodice and skirt just to name a few prize pieces.


Trashy Diva Vintage Shopping Guide - New York Edition - Manhattan Vintage Show
125 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
The Manhattan Vintage Show was star studded with a great vintage selection. Some of our favorite Instagram dealers and fashion historians were here. This show happens a few times a year. The next one is April 3-4th 2020. Short on time, Candice took a quick look around and gave us a rundown on what she was able to see in her brief visit. 
"I follow nearly every vintage dealer on Instagram, some of the things shown I had already seen on their feed or etsy but it was great to see some of these pieces in real life. There were well-represented selections from all eras but I could have used a few more late 1930s early 1940s rayon prints and hats. Really everything was incredible here and so many inspiring young women with amazing vintage businesses like: La Poubelle Vintage - @lapoubellevintageSwanee Grace - @swaneegrace , Ritual Vintage - @ritualvintage, Lillian Lorraine - @lillianlorraine and more!" - Candice Gwinn
Some favorites Candice left behind were:
1930s satin and marabou dressing gown from @phenixnyc
1980s pale pink Mongolian lamb jacket from @sistersvintage
1970s original peach gown in My Pet Leopard print from @sistersvintage
All of the 1940s rayon print dresses from Another Man's Treasure
281 N 6th St, Brooklyn, New York
These side-by-side stores are a true vintage treasure. One side is a huge selection of all eras back to the 1950s and the other side serves even more antique vintages carrying fabric and textiles for the home. Candice always leaves with something, and this time it was a 1910s dress that she has been eyeing from her last visit.... Obviously it was meant to be!
Trashy Diva Vintage Shopping Guide - New York Edition - Buffalo Exchange
Multiple Locations in the City

Last stop of this trip was to the Brooklyn Buffalo Exchange. If you saw our last vintage shopping guide -- the Las Vegas edition -- you know we must always stop at the Buffalo Exchange. During this trip, Candice, armed with a gift certificate from some vintage sales last year, found an amazing mod 60s beaded velvet dress and a special pair of classic Gucci sneakers for her son Jackson.

-"Overall, NYC did not let me down on the vintage selections! There are SO many other great spots that I’ve shopped in the past that I didn't make it to this trip, I will save those unique spots for my next visit and blog!" - Candice Gwinn

Do you know where all the good vintage shopping is in your town? Let us know so we can feature some of your favorites.