Top 5 Vintage Stores in Queens
By Holly Bieler
New Yorkers on the prowl for wares and home goods from a different era need look no further than Queens. Whether you’re looking for timeless clothes on the cheap or furniture straight out of Mad Men, the borough is filled with some of the best thrift and vintage hunting in the city. After weeks of combing Queens (and accidentally spending way too much money on knick knacks), we’ve compiled a list of the borough’s TOP FIVE VINTAGE SHOPS.
5. Hour Children’s Shop
25-22 34th Avenue
This place might not look like much on the outside, or in the inside for that matter, but this sprawling thrift shop has some fantastic steals if you’re willing to rummage. Head here for a wonderful selection of interesting glassware in great condition, as well as some beautiful mid-century accent pieces and a nice selection of well-framed art and photo prints. Prices can be a little off and on, sometimes extremely fair and sometimes a little steep, but nothing’s priced outrageously. A highlight is the shop’s wonderful, if tiny selection of 1950s-70s dresses, pocketbooks and shoes. And even if your wallet might not be too happy after a trip here, your conscience surely will be: proceeds from the shop go toward furthering Hour Children programming, which is aimed at helping incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their children successfully rejoin the community.
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