Cozy street of Vintage, Thrift and Art: A girls dream

Yesterday I did a ton of thrift shopping. I stopped by 3 great places..all on the same block and right around the corner where I had the delicious Mac-n-Cheese spring rolls the other day. It’s 17th St between 6 and 7th Ave in NYC. This little cozy street boast 3 vintage/thrift stores and an awesome museum The Rubin. If you are in the area you should check this street out especially if you love thrifting and vintage! First off, I stopped at Housing Works. Now usually I frequent the one on 23rd St. But the one on 17th Street was equally awesome!

Loved this green parka..only $20 bucks!

This chair is so unique but was a little out of my price range but still its so gorgeous!

So many ways I could color block this blazer! When I saw it I thought of all the color block Gucci ads I’ve been seeing everywhere including on Katy Perry on the cover of ELLE.

I actually ended up purchasing this bag! It would be perfect for the Spring and Summer.

So far I’ve visited 3 of the Housing Works Thrift Stores in NYC. Check out the other stores posts HERE and HERE!!!! 
Next up, I visited Angel Street Vintage. I’ve been here a few times before. They have a better furniture collection than clothes and accessories. I do love how they did their window display though.
Lastly I went to Pippin Vintage but it was just too amazing and I have to post all the photos in another post! Stay tuned because if you love vintage hats, rings, necklaces, and the like you will love my post on Pippin! So this was how I spent my Valentine’s Day. I thrift shopped till I dropped and also scored some great things at Loehmanns that I will share later.
 How funny I saw Bethenny Frankel at Loehmanns with her husband and baby Sunday afternoon. After thrifting I had a great lunch at Cafetasia one of my favorite thai restaurants. My meal was only $9 for pad thai, spring rolls with pinapple sauce and a thai tea! Yummy! After lunch I got a much needed pedicure with an extra foot massage because fashion week stilettos are killing my feet.
So what did you all do for V-day???


  1. February 16, 2011 / 1:54 am

    This place is CRAZY!!

    Thanks a lot for your comment

  2. February 16, 2011 / 1:55 am

    I’ve been wanting to visit some vintage shops for so long now but never had any time! hopefully tomorrow opens up some time for me finally. Thanks for the reminder! 🙂


  3. February 16, 2011 / 2:04 am

    I love the green parka too. I just saw one like it in a store for (I kid you not) $695!!! And I knew I would never pay that much! But as soon as fashion week is over I will go shopping on 17th Street.


    Style Defined NYC

  4. February 16, 2011 / 3:22 am

    thanks for letting me know of some more vintage shops 🙂


  5. February 16, 2011 / 4:10 am

    Did you get the Mustard colored blazer? I’m searching for colors this Spring so I drooled over that.

  6. February 16, 2011 / 4:25 am

    i had a great v-day. thanks for asking! and thanks for sharing another wonderful vintage store!

  7. February 16, 2011 / 5:56 am

    I love that chair!!! how much was it??? if it was more than like $10 its also out of my price range, haha! fml :/

    check out my nyfw coverage, more to come! hope you had a great time too!


  8. MsSpiceNice
    February 16, 2011 / 6:09 am

    I love that block too. I haven’t really checked out the housing works though. Now I know its a must. thanks for this post.

  9. February 16, 2011 / 7:36 am

    Seems amazing! I went yesterday to a shop which really looks like this one. But in Paris of course 🙂 But I have to say finally… Yours seems better! Vintage shops are not that cool in Paris.

  10. February 16, 2011 / 9:32 am

    OMG my darling!!! it’s all fantatsic 😀

  11. February 16, 2011 / 11:33 am

    No second hand shops in Spain, ahhhhhhhhhhhh I feel so jealous…I have to wait to go abroad to get into them…
    Glad you have wonderful finds Monroe.

  12. February 16, 2011 / 2:23 pm

    nice! must visit!!


  13. February 16, 2011 / 6:45 pm

    I love the yellow blazer! So cool!!!

    I’m in love with this style!

    could you check out my blog and follow me? I’ll be very happy if you do it! and I’ll follow you back! thank you so much!

  14. February 16, 2011 / 11:04 pm

    Oh, I want that red dress! Wish we had more thrift stores over here, but they are so rare in my area.

  15. February 17, 2011 / 1:52 am

    BTW, just found like THREE vintage shops in my new neighborhood. you and yanil should come by and we’ll do stuff at my place next weekend!!


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