LUXURY VINTAGE SHOPPING IN MANHATTAN

pink wool cashmere jumper and black jeans from winser london

When I was in New York recently the work wife took me to a magical place. If you’ve ever taken a five year old to Disneyland or a ten year old to Harry Potter world (I’ve done both) just imagine their reaction on me when I entered WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND…

Yup my girl knows me.
This luxury vintage shop gave me a rush of ecstasy the minute I stepped through the door! I haven’t experienced that in decades, well since I discovered the mega Prada outlet in Florence. If you love designer & you love vintage, this space is your Mecca. The sheer volume of exquisite Chanel pieces could be considered museum standard. Scroll down for more info if you’re in The States & fancy popping into one of their stores. Also I put together a wee video from my Insta Stories that I hastily shot there. It gives you a little taste of the atmosphere, next year I’ll shoot a proper vlog of the place for you. For now I’ll end by saying if you only buy one thing all year this is the place to go…

what goes around comes around vintage chanel display

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND STORES

NYC – SOHO
351 West Broadway
(between Broome and Grand St)
New York, NY 10013 phone -212-343-1225
Monday – Saturday 11 am – 8 pm
Sunday 11 am – 7 pm

BEVERLY HILLS
9520 Brighton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210 phone -310-858-0250
Monday – Saturday 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm

MIAMI
1800 Bay Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139 phone -305-271-6200
Monday – Saturday 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm

EAST HAMPTON
48 Main St
East Hampton, NY 11937 phone -631-324-0874
Monday – Thursday 10 am – 6 pm
Friday – Saturday 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

ROSLYN OUTLET
441 Glen Cove Rd
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577 phone -516-621-0256
Monday – Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm

CONSIGNMENT STORES IN NYC

That evening with the glow of WGACA still on my face I scoured the internet for more second-hand shops to explore. In the U.S they’re mostly consignment stores since the shop rarely buys the pieces outright. Instead opting for a commission or percentage of the sale price from the seller. This means if an item doesn’t sell they can drop the price or return it to the owner. It’s less of a risk although going by the superb quality of stock I can’t imagine it hangs around long. As a rule you’ll notice current styles hold their value & will still be rather expensive however many of the older pieces are remarkably good value. Such as the pristine pair of Celine heels I spotted, priced under 150usd. Do you remember the pointed toe, cut out wedge heel pump of 2012? I think they were originally around 900usd. This particular pair had a contrasting toe cap & looked brand new! They may be very old but they are a classic Celine design & I adore the sexy shape that is still on trend today. Sadly they were half a size too small, crippling to walk in although I did try….sigh no dice I’m afraid. My point is there are gems to be found in these little treasure troves if you take the time to seriously look. Here’s a list of the shops I found, every one is well worth a visit. You can also shop through their websites by clicking on the name. Good luck!

Michael’s

1041 Madison Avenue at 79th Street | 2nd Fl
New York, NY 10075 | 212-737-7273
10 AM – 6:30 PM Monday-Saturday
10 AM – 8 PM Thursday
12 PM — 6 PM Sunday

BIS Designer Re-Sale

1134 Madison Avenue
(between 84th & 85th Street)
New York, NY 10028
Monday thru Saturday: 10am–6pm
Thursday: 10am–7pm
Sunday: 12–5pm

Roundabout Re-Sale Couture

Madison
(212) 755 – 3625
1100 Madison Ave. New York, NY 10028
Upper East Side
(646) 755 – 8009
31 East 72nd St. New York, NY 10021

Greenwich
(203) 552 – 0787
48 West Putnam Ave. Greenwich, CT 06830

Westport
(203) 227 – 4334
606 Post Road East Westport, CT 06880
All stores are open Monday-Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12-5


pink wool cashmere jumper and black jeans from winser london

pink wool cashmere jumper and black jeans from winser london
Look at me doing plants on pink…

pink wool cashmere jumper and black jeans from winser london

pink wool cashmere jumper and black jeans from winser london

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pink wool cashmere jumper and black jeans from winser london

WHAT TO WEAR WHEN YOU’RE SHOPPING WITH PURPOSE

Walking around with purpose in New York City mid October sounds like a sweaty business doesn’t it? The weather is still mild enough to not need a coat but there is quite a chill in the breeze. I didn’t want to be weighed down carrying a jacket so I opted for this lightweight yet cosy knit from Winser London. The Boyfriend jumper is from their luxurious YLB range designed by Yasmin Le Bon herself. It’s a wool & cashmere mix so you get the cuddling kittens softness without the risk of over-heating. I’m wearing a size S which gives a more fitted look than the intended style. If I wanted the proper boyfriend shape the size M would be perfect. Not a fan of pink? Take a look at Lisa’s tangerine coloured version. The matching ruffle scarf adds an extra layer when the clouds descend & will make a romantic addition to my long-sleeved maxi dress. For something a little different you could buy the tangerine scarf to go with the pink jumper or vice versa. The contrasting colours actually look incredible together.

The black jeans I’m wearing today are also from Winser London. My first time in their famous two-way stretch jeans & I’m hooked. Honestly it’s literally like wearing leggings but with structure, if that makes sense? I love how they hold their shape like smart black denim jeans but my god they’re so comfortable. Just what you need for a mega shopping day right? They’ll easily dress up with stilettos & a sparkly top for cocktails & the skinny leg means I can also wear them with my knee-high boots! Yep I think £125 translates to terrific cost per wear on these jeans. They also come in white, navy & mink.

pink wool cashmere jumper and black jeans from winser london

pink wool cashmere jumper and ruffle scarf from winser london

cocorose london fold away flats in shiny burgandy leather
Cocorose London Wimbledon loafer – Click on the image to go to the website

COMING UP…

Coming up on the blog I have a cute layering trick for more wear of your lighter clothes in Winter. And finally styling that ahhhmazing birthday gift from my girls in the O40Co! Did you catch it on my Instagram stories? I was completely blown away, you know when you get a present that you desperately wanted?

Bye for now loves xx
*Massive thank you to Winser London for gifting me this outfit. Photographer Lisa Lennkh

  • Comments ( 23 )

  • avatar
    Ada

    WOW YOU ARE SO ELEGANT AND PUT TOGETHER. The bright pink knits and those ruffles are amazing. Great street style! Your blog always inspires me!

    I welcome you to stop by my blog as well. Come join my style linkup on Thursdays and share your awesome style with me and my readers. Thanks, Ada. =)

  • avatar
    Rhiannon Duffin

    Thank you SO much for listing these boutiques – all I need to do is book a trip to NY now!!!!

    • avatar
      MT

      You welcome! Come next year babe 😉 xx

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    Maria | passion fruit, paws and peonies

    I hadn’t realised that you were wearing a jumper and scarf! That makes it even more useful as a piece – or 2 pieces as it turns out. Love the trousers, they fit you perfectly! You wear everything so well! xx

    • avatar
      MT

      Thanks Maria…Yes it makes a beautiful set but also I like the scarf as a gift idea too. xxx

  • avatar
    No Fear of Fashion

    What I think is clever, is that scarf. I thought you had put on a cardigan. Clever and nice. Good fitting black trousers are always a good idea. A bit like Paris is always a good idea.
    Clever shopping shoes too. Very stylish with the pink.
    Love the pictures. And yes I have missed your IG story so I don’t know what you got for your birthday. So curious now.
    Greetje

    • avatar
      MT

      Hmm interesting it looks like a cardi with the scarf. It was certainly much warmer, I had to take it off actually got too hot! xx

      • avatar
        No Fear of Fashion

        Well… it looks like a cardi on first glance. Not when you look properly..

        • avatar
          MT

          Is that good?

          • avatar
            No Fear of Fashion

            Yes

  • avatar
    ABby@Midlifecrisisnut

    I sooooooo would have loved that shop! I’ve been to a similar one in London in one of those tiny streets across from Harrods and if I could I would have bought their entire stock They even had my favourite Birkin bag for 900 GBP, perfectly genuine and all and I missed out in in (which I will regret all my life). I’m sure that shop in NY was a paradise for you Michelle! Lots of love! xx Abby

    • avatar
      MT

      What the what now??? Ugh I hate it when that happens Abby, hard to let go of that loss isn’t it? That was such an amazing price you must have done a double take! I can tell you one thing for sure if I’d have seen a Birkin for £900 in WGACA I’d have grabbed that puppy as if my life depended on it hahahaha Oh babe I feel your pain xxx

  • avatar
    jamie

    That’s a great list of shops, Michelle! I didn’t know about all of them. Thanks!

    • avatar
      MT

      I think there are more Jamie, I just ran out of time. Not to worry I will be back!

  • avatar
    Emma Peach

    Ooh, I’d love to go shopping somewhere like this! There’s something so exciting about vintage shopping.

    Emma xxx
    https://www.style-splash.com

    • avatar
      MT

      I agree Emma, it’s like the bags are calling me “I want you to be my next owner…” Heeheehee

  • avatar
    Rozanne

    WGACA looks like heaven on earth!!! My heart beats faster at the mere thought of it…. I agree about the YLB boyfriend jumper not really being a boyfriend fit if you get your usual size, I’ve just returned mine and will probably re-order a size bigger for the cosy, slouchy look. I am seriously tempted to try those jeans in the mink colour too, they look amazing and great to wear. I’m all about the comfort these days. Off to check out some of the consignment store links now, I may be gone a while… x

    • avatar
      MT

      Are you back yet Rozanne? Hahahaha or gone MIA online 😉
      The websites are pretty good aren’t they? I mean if you can’t physically get to New York. The rummage is what it’s all about really but if you have something specific in mind I think online is fine. They all seem to have quite a large amount of stock. I’m curious to know now if you were tempted….xx

      • avatar
        Rozanne

        Haha, I got hooked by the bags and lost my heart to an orange Chanel on the Michael’s site. I visit her every day to gaze in wonder… I mean, ORANGE and Chanel… Could it be more perfect? I am sitting on my hands…. X

  • avatar
    Catherine Lartigue

    I love your shopping with a purpose outfit! When I shop with a purpose, I’ll usually bring a large tote and a pair of heels with me so that I can see how a complete look will lend itself to both flats and heels. I’m in love with those pants!! Hope you enjoyed my old hometown!!!!

    • avatar
      MT

      Yes I mostly shop online now but occasionally go out into the big wide world, especially if I’m on holiday. And Catherine, I ADORE YOUR TOWN babe 😉 See you next year xx

  • avatar
    sara delaney

    OMG I used to go to Roundabout in Greenwich all the time! It was the best place to pick up amazing old lady things like classic Chanel jackets….

    xxx

    • avatar
      MT

      Oh you did Sara? That’s so good to know, I was hoping to visit that store next year. Old lady things is hilarious btw 😉 xxx

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