Thrifting on the Lower East Side: Vintage Finds With a Touch of Luxe
The Lower East Side isn’t just about its storied past. It’s also a haven for those with a penchant for unique vintage finds. Three standout thrifting spots include Beacon’s Closet, L Train Vintage, and Edith Machinist. Let’s take a quick tour of these unique locations — all within minutes of the luxury apartments at One Manhattan Square.
Beacon’s Closet | 10 West 13th Street
Tucked away at 10 West 13th Street, this isn’t your average thrift stop. You’re greeted by chandeliers made of buttons — a cool touch that sets the mood. Beacon’s Closet, which opened in September of 2011, offers a mix of today’s trends as well as some timeless gems. Great for those fashion-forward steals without the typical Manhattan price tag.
L Train Vintage – No Relation Vintage | 204 First Avenue
This family-owned business has made a name for itself in NYC. With spots in Brooklyn and Manhattan, no two visits are the same. The Lower East Side location, called No Relation Vintage, is L Train Vintage’s only shop in all of Manhattan. They have people road-tripping the U.S., picking out the best vintage wear. So, expect fresh stock every time you pop in. It’s like a thrift adventure without leaving the city. Check out some of their more unique finds on their website.
Edith Machinist | 104 Rivington Street
Enter 104 Rivington, and you’ll discover Edith Machinist’s realm of vintage elegance. This isn’t just a store; it’s an homage to accessories that time forgot — yet they are still timeless. Dive into a collection that ranges from “I Love New York” T-shirts to Aztec knit bags framed in wood, or a Pierre Cardin mod bracelet that could be your next conversation starter. Each visit feels like a new chapter in your vintage saga.
If the LES had a motto, it would be “Historic Meets Chic.” Beacon’s Closet, L Train Vintage, and Edith Machinist are just the tip of the iceberg. So, if you’re around, do a bit of exploring, and maybe you’ll snag that piece that has been waiting just for you.
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