Welcome to the Neighborhood: 2nd STREET Opens Chelsea Location

Welcome to the Neighborhood: 2nd STREET Opens Chelsea Location

New York City, the fashion capital of the world, has a new addition to love. 2nd STREET, a luxury, vintage, second-hand store that has more than 600 locations in Japan, opened its second NYC location in the very cool Chelsea neighborhood. With its massive success in Japan and the NoHo location, it’s no surprise that more locations were on the horizon; stay tuned for their SoHo location to open next. Much to the delight of vintage fashion, luxury designer lovers, and trendsetters, 2nd STREET promises and delivers a fashion mecca where anyone is sure to find unique pieces.

Welcome to the Neighborhood: 2nd STREET Opens Chelsea Location

On our venture to the new Chelsea location, we found ourselves surrounded by multiple racks of highly desirable designer labels; all handpicked by 2nd STREET’s international team of talented stylists. We promise once you walk into this second-hand store, you will enjoy a shopping experience like never before. First, the store was impeccable, and I mean impeccable.  The store is basically a dream for someone with OCD; everything is perfectly in place, even after shoppers have rifled through the racks in search of treasures. This is all due to their exceptional customer service which is inspired by “Omotenashi,” the unique Japanese approach to hospitality, in a clean, organized environment.

Welcome to the Neighborhood: 2nd STREET Opens Chelsea Location Welcome to the Neighborhood: 2nd STREET Opens Chelsea Location

You’ll be amazed by the long list of high-end labels that are readily available. We saw Yohji Yamamoto, Comme des Garcon, Vivienne Westwood, Celine, Y-3, Supreme, Rick Owens, Burberry, Tory Burch, and much more. It also boasts a large selection of handbags and accessories from luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Gucci. While we saw a few items that had two, sometimes three, 99% of the store features one-of-a-kind finds. The nearly 3,000 sq. ft. store boasts over 10,000 pieces. You are sure to find unique vintage and second-hand pieces without the hefty price tag of buying brand new.

Although it took some time going through the multiple rows, we found great pieces from Vivienne Westwood and Max Mara. You can check out our full shopping experience on our Instastory.

For those who feel uneasy about shopping in person, although 2nd STREET is adhering to the strictest health and safety guidelines set by the state and the CDC, you can shop 2nd STREET’s largest selection of inventory via their online store.

“What’s most fun about shopping at 2nd STREET, besides the attractive price tag, is finding items that really speak to you and also knowing that you’re not going to run into anyone else who is rocking your unique style,” continued Mr. Kikuchi.

In addition to helping reduce global landfill waste by buying and selling gently used clothing, 2nd STREET’s Hand2Hand Project ensures all garments that arrive in their stores are reused in some way. Any items they cannot sell are donated to a partner company that will recycle the clothing to clean up oil spills. Other items are sent to third world countries to create job opportunities and provide clothing to those in need. The 2nd STREET Chelsea store is located at 142 W. 26th Street.

NYC EVENT ALERT | City Opera Thrift Shop’s Annual Fall Vintage Event

Be among the first to preview some amazing fall vintage collection and vintage-inspired clothing, accessories and jewelry at this can’t miss annual shopping event. You will also discover unique and antique home furnishings, furniture, artwork and books. What labels can be expected at this FREE admission event? Get ready to get your hands on fashions by Geoffrey Beene, Oscar de la Renta, Pauline Trigere, Valentino, Halston, Chanel, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Sonya Rykiel, Oleg Cassini, Karl Lagerfeld, Emanuel Ungaro, and many more that will be available. See details below:

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
4:00pm – 9:00pm
Free admission!

City Opera Thrift Shop
222 East 23rd Street
For more information call 212.684.5344

Instagram to Win a Vintage Bob Mackie Dress

Hang on to your hot sauce ladies, the Sultan of Sequins, Bob Mackie, is giving away a gorgeous vintage gown. Want to own and be draped in a stunning floor length, cream colored gown from the same man who dressed Cher, Madonna, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, etc?  Yes you can own a piece of Bob’s designs from his first collection in 1982. The dress may look simple in silhouette, with its sweetheart neckline and ruched waist, but you can’t miss the dynamic and exquisite detail. The chic classic, an approximate modern size 2-4 (32″-35″ bust – 24″-27″ waist – hips up to 48″) features Bob Mackie’s trademark hand-sewn sequined flower cap sleeves.

To make this amazing once in a lifetime event happen, Bob Mackie is teaming up with vintage style expert and blogger, Sammy Davis of Sammy Davis Vintage (photographed looking sensational in the dress) who shares more about the giveaway in the video below:

This contest started August 1st and goes until 12:01AM on Thursday, August 15th – so you don’t have much time left to win the #GiveMeAMackie Instagram video contest! To enter to win, you must:

  • Follow @BobMackie, @SammyDavisVintage, and @ScreamingMimisNYC on Instagram
  • Post an Instagram video showing/explaining why you deserve to win this dress. Be as creative as you want.
  • Don’t forget to tag it #GiveMeAMackie to be considered.

Ten finalists will be chosen by Sammy Davis and Laura Wills of Screaming Mimi’s. Two runners up will win a set of Bob Mackie art notebooks and the grand prize winner will be chosen by Bob himself! Open to legal US residents 18 and over only. Click HERE for the complete rules. Good luck and may the best video win.

To find out more about this contest, Sammy Davis Vintage and Screaming Mimis, check out the Bob Mackie Blog.