Thrifting? Here’s Where to Go in New York City!

Posted October 14, 2013 by in NYC/ Traveling

Planning a trip to New York and want to indulge in some shopping? Unfortunately, updating your wardrobe can take a huge toll on your wallet — especially in a place like New York. Luckily, thrifting is a great way to spoil yourself affordably.

Below are the 11 NYC thrift stores that have the Broke & Chic kiss of approval!

Beacon’s Closet

This is a locally-owned chain in both Manhattan and Brooklyn. Each location is different so definitely check these shops out if you’re people-watching in Union Square, roaming in Williamsburg or window shopping in Park Slope. They have a decent men’s section too!

Buffalo Exchange

This is another chain that’s actually scattered all over the country. The three that are in New York are excellent, the one in Chelsea being a personal favorite; mainly for the size and their beyond perfect men’s section.

Everything at Buffalo Exchange is also sorted by size, so you won’t have to rummage through the whole store to find things that fit you.

Crossroads Trading Co.

The staff at both their Williamsburg and Flatiron locations are extremely friendly and we’ve found great items; $20 Cole Haan pumps, $20 Sperry Topsider rain boots, $15 Hudson jeans and even $30 Doc Marten’s. Not too shabby!

No Relation

This East Village thrift shop is a dream! Find 90’s dresses, lace-up boots, leather jackets and cardigans. For the boys; flannels, button-ups, dress shoes and even suits.

Rena Reborn

This small East Village thrift store packs a big punch. We’ve found gorgeous dresses, designer bags and stylish jewelry. Rachael, one of the owners is also super fab and extremely helpful if you’re looking for something specific.

Vice Versa

Head to this Williamsburg thrift store if you’re a fashionable girl who has a retro flair! You definitely have to search, but if you’re patient, you’re bound to stumble on an affordable treasure.


This is the most expensive thrift store out of the bunch, but well worth a stop. Find vintage band tees, an amazing selection of shoes, and jackets galore.

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We hope this map helps plan your next thrift shopping day in NYC! For more New York City guides, follow us on Citymaps!