Tag Archives: New York

Vintage on the Lower East Side

13 Jun

I’m a bit of a vintage junkie so I did my best to find vintage haunts in New York. My first stop was the Lower East Side, walking distance from where I was staying (how convenient!).

I set my sights on Edith Machinist, I’d read and heard a lot about it and couldn’t wait to get my mitts on the some vintage goodies.

Walking down the stairs everything looked so well organised, I felt I was in a boutique rather than a vintage store:

There was a particularly brilliant selection of shoes, bags and belts. However, I missed the ‘rummage’ and the joy at finding something at the bottom of the $1 basket. The boutique-ness of it meant the prices were inflated (in my opinion) and I kind of felt like the sales people were watching my every move, and I felt a little pressured to buy something.

I tried on a few pairs of boots but luckily (for my bank balance) didn’t find anything in my size. I totally fell in love with these bad boys though!

To be fair, they were selling rather a lot of vintage designer which might have been why the prices were a bit more than I’m used to. I really liked this Jean Paul Gaultier dress, but just couldn’t justify the $180 price tag:

I’d say if you’re looking for a particular vintage piece, or have a lust for designer vintage this would be a great place to go. It’s also a good place to go for design/styling inspiration. But if you’re more of a jumble sale veteran/bargain hunter this isn’t the place for you.

Take at least $100 if not $200 (£60-100), if you’re on the hunt for something here… it could be well worth it if you find a vintage Dior dress or Chanel sunglasses.

There’ll be more vintage from the Lower East Side coming tomorrow fellow shopaholics! xxx

Hello NYC!

10 Jun

If you’ve been following my Twitter lately, you’ll know that I’ve been in the fabulous New York visiting my friend Shoshana, who lives on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. I’ve spent WAY too much money, and I don’t think I’ve ever walked so much! My beautiful (and comfy) Dune ballet pumps are nearly falling to bits 😦 but it was totally worth it!

Touristy photos are obviously a necessity so I thought I’d keep you all in the loop:

View of the NYC streets from the 22nd floor

Yes! A Lady Gaga train! Truly amazing.

Ellis Island (on left), Me and Manhattan

Lady Liberty – did you know she was a gift from France?!

An awesome roof party I went to 🙂

I went a bit mad vintage shopping in New York, so will be blogging all about that. As well as a few other interesting ‘stores’ I came across. And product review day on Thursday is going to be a good one!

Wish you were here,

LDNshopaholic xxx