We highlight the best vintage stores to shop a killer look for the Jazz Age Lawn Party, a glam-bam bi-annual event on gorgeous Governors Island (10-11 Jun, 26-27 Aug). The city’s original Prohibition era fest includes live performances, a Charleston dance contest, 1920s motorcar exhibition, and Bathing Beauties and Beaus Promenade, with stylish sips from chilled rosé to cocktails. Go Gatsby glam…
SoHo’s What Goes Around Comes Around specialises in vintage Chanel, but also stocks Hermès, Gucci, LV and other luxe labels. Its highly curated global fash and accessories collection covers the 1880s to 1990s, with both dandy men’s and womenswear.
For fine vintage couture and designer clothing spanning the last 100 years, Chelsea’s New York Vintage is beloved of stylists and retro-fan celebs – including Chloe Sevigny and Katy Perry – seeking one-off red carpet looks. This atmospheric emporium displays covetable, rare and remarkable pieces on sassy mannequins. Pick up a glam feathered frock or rhinestone headpiece.
At boho SoHo flea market Artists & Fleas you can shop the extraordinary daily, with vintage collectors, indie designers and artists touting inspiring wares. Hosting DJs and entertainers, it’s a fun way to find jazzy 1920s pieces, from pretty dresses to sharp jackets and standout hats.
Like rummaging through grandma’s jewellery box, a visit to Flatiron’s Pippin Vintage Jewelry yields ravishing retro baubles, such as a head-turning 1925 toreador pin. From affordable costume jewellery to high-end necklaces, bracelets, brooches and earrings, it’s a treasure trove of sparkly stunners ideal for a lovely lawn party.
10-11 Jun & 26-27 Aug, 2017.
The Jazz Age Lawn Party / Governors Island / jazzagelawnparty.com
What Goes Around Comes Around / 351 W Broadway / SoHo / +1 212 343 1225 / 11am-8pm Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm Sun / whatgoesaroundnyc.com
New York Vintage / 117 W 25th St / Chelsea / +1 212 647 1107 / 11am-7pm Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm Sat / newyorkvintage.com
Artists & Fleas / 568 Broadway / SoHo / 10am-8pm Mon-Sat, 11am-8pm Sun / artistsandfleas.com
Pippin Vintage Jewelry / 112 W 17th St / Flatiron / +1 212 505 5159 / 11am-7pm Mon-Sat, noon-6pm Sun / pippinvintage.com