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May 20th, 2014

Manhattan Itinerary: The Best Vintage Shops in the Village

Liza Sherman

Rifle through refinished relics you never knew you needed. This dealer creates strikingly modern benches and desks out of reclaimed metal, and also cozinc-topped llects artifacts from around the world. 37 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

Alabaster Bookshop

Pick up an early-edition Hemingway novel at Alabaster Bookshop, a rare- and used-book dealer holding the last line of defense against obsolescence on what used to be known as Book Row. 37 Bedford St New York, NY 10014

Metropolis Vintage N.Y.C.

Browsing here is like going to Goodwill, except everything is the cream of the crop. Metropolis also cosponsors the Soul Clap and Dance-Off party at Brooklyn Bowl, so they know what it means to look fly and strike a Travolta. 43 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003

Fabulous Fanny’s

Forget surfing Warby Parker online—check out retro glasses at this vintage-eyewear shop, which specializes in styles dating from the 1700s to the modern day and has a hands-on, try-on policy. 335 E 9th St, New York, NY 10003

The Penny Farthing

You’ve got glasses, books and boots, and you may have even dragged a piece of furniture all the way from the West Village. Kick back with your purchases at this wood-paneled tavern decorated with vintage bicycle wheels, the perfect comfort after a long thrift walk. 103 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003