September 18th, 2006
Antique Boutique 1: Angel Street
By Claire

“Vintage, so adorable”–Rachel McAdams as Regina in Mean Girls

On Saturday my friends and I stumbled upon the most amazing thrift store in Chelsea called Angel Street Thrift Shop (at 118 West 17th Street between 7th and 6th).

A few pics:

Usually when you think of thrift stores, you think of rows and rows and smelly clothes, outdated buys, dusty musty furs. This one was super special. I saw brands like Burberry, Versace, Prada, everything you could dream of.

Anyway, it didn’t take me long to find these boots in my size:

This is how they look on:

So let’s see: knee high pointy toed deep burgundy stretch boots…and they were only $15!!?!? They were a little snug, but I can’t find flip flops for $15! I had to get them.

The great thing about this particular thrift store is that all proceeds benefit people with substance abuse problems, HIV, AIDS, and mental illness. Fashion for a good cause! It’s vintage, it’s cool, I dug it. Here’s their website for more information:

Then walking further on 17th street I ran into the Chelsea Antique Flea Market

…just a plethora of jewelry, vintage t-shirts, knick knacks, etc (I even spotted some old school Guccci shoes!). It’s open every Saturday and Sunday.

I tried this necklace on (and don’t I look so happy??)

A little much, but this stand full of Turkish jewelry was cute. Everything on there was from $10-$25.

You can find one of a kind, vintage, antique items (i.e. without seeing 5 people at your job/school/wherever wearing the same thing), at Angel’s Thrift Shop and the Chelsea Antique Flea Market. You can’t go wrong.

Oh and Angel Thrift Shops actually have many locations:
157 East 23rd Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues
2202 East 77th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue
306 Columbus Avenue between 74th and 75th Street
209 East 21st STreet between Park and Lexinton Avenues
277 Park Avenue South between 25th and 26th Street
286 3rd Avenue between 22nd and 23rd Street

Get your shop on!

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6 Responses to “Antique Boutique 1: Angel Street”

  1. Your Girl says:

    i still think fondly of this shopping trip! still can’t believe how lucky i was to find so many cutie skirts.

    let’s do it again soon, k?

  2. Scotian says:

    Hey Claire,
    I couldn’t figure out how to msg you personally so I thought I’d add a comment, hope you get it soon! I need advice on a good tailor in NYC (I also live in Brooklyn). I have a couple of jackets that I need the shoulder’s tailored, any advice on where to go?

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  4. says:

    I love Angel Thirft store ive been a loyal shopping for mnths! but I adore street fairs i’ll check that out!

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