There’s a good share of thrift stores in the East Village, but there aren’t many that I actually frequent. For the most part, they’re either too expensive or have too small (or niche) of a selection.
With the combination of quality, price and selection, No Relation Vintage is the best of the crop. On the men’s side, No Relation has racks and racks of t-shirts, most of which cost $10 or less. Ten bucks. Not cheap, but compared to other thrift stores, it’s a reasonable price.
I’ve found some shirts I like there, but I haven’t found a gem yet. With as many as they have, I’m confident that I will at some point.
And No Relation isn’t just shirts, they also carry racks of sweaters, jackets, jeans, and shelves packed with shoes. I can’t really speak to those selections as I focus mostly on the t-shirts when I visit.
I don’t know if it’s because New York is a bigger city, an older city, or what but the city’s inventory of shirts from the 1970s and 1980s is vast. Coming from San Francisco, a t-shirt from the 1980s is put up onto the wall and will cost you $25 or more. Not at No Relation, those shirts are $10.
No Relation Vintage
204 1st Ave, New York, NY 10009