East 9th Street Shopping Guide

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    NEWSLETTERS

    From vintage boutiques to one of the city's best hat shops, here's three stops you can't miss. (Published Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011)

    There's lots to see on this bustling street in the East Village, from a charming vintage shop to one of the city's top hat stores.

    Porkpie Hatters
    440 East 9th Street
    Surprisingly affordable toppers ranging from Greek fisherman's caps to traditional fedoras to, yes, porkpie hats.

    Dusty Buttons
    441 East 9th Street
    A tiny jewel box of a store that stocks some of the prettiest vintage in the village, from '50s party dresses to old-fashioned cameras.

    Duo
    337 East 9th Street
    In addition to a well-edited selection of vintage, the real focus in this chic shp is on New York designers, including printed pieces by Dusen Dusen and jewelry from Erin Considine.

    The Upper Rust
    445 East 9th Street
    This crowded shop stocks an impressive array of antiques bought through estate sales, but the prices are a good deal lower than what you'll find at similar shops uptown.

    Veselka
    144 Second Avenue (at 9th Street)
    A neighborhood mainstay that's especially packed for weekend brunch, this Ukrainian restaurant serves its homestyle mix of pierogis and borscht 24 hours a day.

    Cloak & Dagger
    441 East 9th Street
    This boutique boasts a classic mix of East Village cool, from Karen Walker sunglasses to jewelry by A Peace Treaty.

    Change of Season
    341 East 9th Street
    Those in search of designer duds at a discount should make this a first stop: The owners track down pieces from Marni, Balenciaga, Dries van Noten, and more, then sell them for 50-75 percent off.