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Our Guide to: Women Owned Vintage Shops in NYC & Beyond

March is for the LADIES! Happy Women’s History Month 💕 As a female owned and operated small business, we believe it is important to celebrate all the amazing female business owners who share similar entrepreneurial spirits, values and love for vintage and secondhand clothing as we do. 

Here’s our extensive list of women owned vintage shops in and around New York City!


The Niche Shop (duh <3)

Owner: Nichole Sesti
Location(s): 311 E 81st St, New York, NY 10028 & 2206 Broadway, Store 4 New York, NY 10024

We believe that clothes made with quality, style and care, deserve a second lease of life (or a third, or fourth!). Our collection of vintage and secondhand clothing has been hand-picked by owner Nichole for its mix of quality, style and personality.

Funny Pretty Nice

Owner: Natalia Spotts
Location(s): 64 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012 & 42 University Pl, New York, NY 10003
Funny Pretty Nice is a trend-forward second hand boutique that always has a fun selection of vintage. Fashionistas Olivia Rodrigo, Devon Lee Carlson, and Addison Rae have been known to shop here. Whether it’s a colorful summer dress or y2k going out top, the boutique is guaranteed to have something unique! 


Madame Matovu

Owner: Rosemary Wettenhall
Location: 240 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014

 Madame Matovu is a NYC gem filled with vintage clothing, accessories, jewelry, books, and homeware. Owner Rosemary Wettenhall curates the store beautifully and credits her Ugandan heritage and extensive travels for inspiration.


Owner: Danielle Wright
Location: 182 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10026

Trintage’s motto is ‘All we do is FLY SHIT’ and we would definitely agree! The second hand store is filled with colorful, bold items that are carefully curated by owner Danielle Wright. Stop by the Harlem-based store and you may be featured on their Polaroid customer wall!

Tired Thrift

Owner(s): Lediona Zharku & Elona Zharku
Location(s): 154 Allen St, New York, NY 10002 (Manhattan) & 10 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222 (Brooklyn)

Tired Thrift is a y2k lovers paradise! Both Manhattan and Brooklyn locations are carefully curated by two NYC natives, Lediona and Elona. The queen Olivia Rodrigo has been known to shop here. [taken from website]


Owner: Emma Rogue
Location: 53 Stanton St, New York, NY 10002

 Rouge is another y2k lovers paradise based in the Lower East Side featuring babydoll dresses to funky graphic tees. Owner Emma Rogue also hosts a wildly successful street style show and highlights different customer’s unique styles. 

East Village Vintage Collective

Co-Owner: Maegan Hayward
Location: 545 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009

 East Village Vintage Collective is the epitome of a fun shopping experience! Co-owner Meagan Hayward opened the quirky shop in 2015 with the mission of keeping vintage affordable and accessible. There is truly something for everyone!

Spark Pretty

Owner(s): Amanda Dolan & Meagan Colby
Location: 333 East 9th St, New York, NY 10003

 Spark Pretty brings you the best Vintage Clothing, Rock and Roll Apparel, Toys and Accessories from the 80s, 90s, and beyond! This shop is small but stuffed full of so many unique pieces. They even have a retro TV playing all your favorite 80s and 90s movies in the back. 

Ritual Vintage

Owner: Stacy Lannacone
Location: 377 Broome St, New York, NY 10013

Ritual Vintage is womens' clothing store located in downtown NYC and is open 7 days a week. They specialize in all eras from 1850 to 1990s with a heavy 1970s focus. 


Criteria Vintage

Owner: Larissa Klinger
Location: 66 N 7th St, Brooklyn, NY (Regeneration Market) 


Criteria Vintage is a New York City based vintage shop. Their mission is to champion sustainable fashion and inspire freedom of expression through personal style. Owner Larissa is so incredibly knowledgeable about clothing styles, and even shares helpful tips and tricks for cleaning and caring for vintage clothing. 

Awoke Vintage

Owner: Liz Power
Location(s): 132 N 5th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249 & 107 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222 & 16 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222


Awoke Vintage was established in 2007 in Perth, Australia before relocating to Brooklyn in 2012. Their expertise lies in vintage denim, and they take great pride in assisting customers in finding their perfect pair of jeans. Levi’s start at just $45. They have 3 locations all within walking distance to each other so you can make an entire day of vintage shopping going from one shop to another! 

Bedford Vintage

Owner: Olivia Wolk
Location: 207 Bedford Ave Brooklyn, NY


Bedford Vintage is a curated secondhand shop by native New Yorker, Olivia Wolk. Located in the heart of Williamsburg, they carry 60’s through Y2K clothing and accessories. The shop has a real cozy charm to it that makes you never want to leave! 

Installation BK

Owner: Margot Hughes
Location: 437 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216



This vintage shop is a black owned and family fun store featuring trending vintage, upcycled and pre-loved, wall art, gifts jewelry. Owner Margot curates her collection to include lots of colorful pieces! 

Brklyn Bish

Owner: Julie
Location: 66 N 7th St, Brooklyn, NY (Regeneration Market)



BRKLYN BISH is a staple vendor in Regeneration Market in Williamsburg, BK. She carries tons of y2k items and she has an extensive collection of Betty Boop items. 

Studio Dem

Owner: Michelene Auguste
Location: 241 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249


Michelene Auguste tells the story of her Caribbean roots at Studio Dem. This bright and colorful shop carries some really unique vintage pieces. Her store isn’t just a home to an amazing collection, but also a space for Caribbean creators to showcase their art & designs. They often host a variety of events and creative workshops in the space as well.  

Indigo Style Vintage

Owner: Sheryl Roberts
Location: 409 Lewis Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11233



Owner Sheryl Roberts describes Indigo Style as a destination where anyone can come and shop for themselves, grab a gift, beautify their personal space and elevate their style. In addition to her shop in Brooklyn, she vends at select pop-up markets including the famous Manhattan Vintage Shop.

Finn Vintage

Owner: Madeline Stedman
Location: 210 Irving Ave, Brooklyn, NY 112237

Fin vintage is a carefully curated collection of unique vintage. This cool shop sits on a corner and has big windows that let in tons of natural light. The shop itself is packed full of home decor, glassware, small furniture and clothing.

Kimono Dragon Jewelry 

Owner: Laura Schultz
Location: Brooklyn studio (appointment only) & NYC pop-ups 

Kimono Dragon's collection of jewelry, purses and accessories span from the 50s to 90s and includes stunning statement pieces from around the globe. Her Brooklyn studio is by appointment only but you can shop anytime online or you can usually find her at Manhattan Vintage Show!

& Beyond:

Craving Vintage

Owner: Ebony Rice
Location: Online store


Craving Vintage is a curation Of Vintage/Preloved Items Upcycled created by Ebony Rice that offers an eclectic mix of jewelry and upcycled garments! 

Allegra Vintji

Owner: Michelle Allegra
Location: NYC pop-ups & Online store


Allegra Vintij is a curated collection of one off hand picked preloved vintage treasures sourced by Michelle, with a mission to bring one-of-kind, quality vintage pieces to our customers. You can usually find her at Grand Bazaar every Sunday!

Seven Moods

Owner: Nikki Pollina
Location: NYC pop-ups & Online store


At Seven Moods, believes that fashion is more than just clothing, it's a reflection of who you are at your core. Nikki aims to find pieces to fit your different moods and often carries a lot of y2k styles sourced internationally. You can find her at various pop-ups throughout the city.

Seventh Row

Owner: Linda Ruvarashe
Location: NYC pop-ups & Online store



Seventh Row stocks curated vintage clothing & artifacts, as well as small batch artisan-made goods. Their collections are curated based on impeccable details, effortless style, mostly natural textiles & materials, a love for the stories behind each piece and a strong desire to preserve methods of old, vintage patterns & materials.

Collective Goods Shop

Owner: Amanda Samuel
Location: NYC pop-ups & Online store


Collective Good Shop has an awesome collection of vintage pieces curated by Amanda Samuel, who's a total fashion enthusiast. She's hand-picked all sorts of everyday and specialty items that you won't find just anywhere. It's like stumbling upon hidden treasures. You can usually find her at Manhattan Vintage Show biannually!

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    • Love it!! Such a great article

      Meredith Yalden

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