Once a year, one of the city's great style institutions, the City Opera Thrift Shop, stages a truly spectacular vintage shall, and believe us, you want to be there. A mere $10 grants you access to retro pieces from Marimekko, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Hermes, and more, all for 50-75% off their retail pricetag. Best of all, by shopping here you'll actually be supporting a noble mission (instead of a department store's coffers): This venerable Gramercy store funnels all its profits to the City Opera, which was founded in 1943 with the aim to bring opera to the masses ... even those who couldn't afford it. Just think how smug you'll look when your office mates ask where you got your new dress and you say, "Oh, this is vintage Sonia Rykiel." Snap!
222 East 23rd Street