Thoughts on the April 2017 Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show

The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is held three times a year: February, April, and October. This is THE place to shop for vintage clothes and accessories. There are upwards of 80 vendors and, between all of them, there is no shortage of any piece of clothing you could possibly be in search of. From athletic to forma, renaissance era to modern – all areas are covered across a variety of price points. That said, going to the shows is always an experience.

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show April 2017

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show April 2017

This April show felt more subdued compared to the February and October shows. Perhaps it’s because I went late on the second day and missed the high traffic times, but here are my thoughts on why:

  • The last show was only two months ago in February (MVCS fatigue?)
  • Plus, the April show bumps up against A Current Affair (another large vintage show) in May
  • April is a tricky time to shop for clothes in New York because it’s not warm enough to feel overly compelled to buy spring/summer clothing but – at the same time – you’re so over winter that you cannot bring yourself to buy any cold weather clothing

One last note — I was reminded that not all vendors attend each show. There were several (Maeven, Prizes for Arla, Omnia) that I was hoping to see and they weren’t there this time around. A good FYI from now on is to check the vendor list in advance.

Fortunately, a number of my other faves were there: The Bargain District, La Poubelle Vintage, Lady V Second Time Around, Thriftwares, Spark Pretty, and SwaneeGRACE.

I didn’t take too many pictures this time around because I was trying to take more video. Check out this post from the February show for more shots.

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show April 2017

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show April 2017

La Poubelle Vintage

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show April 2017

AMT (Another Man’s Treasure)

Spark Pretty

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show April 2017

Spark Pretty

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show April 2017

Want more Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show posts? Here you go:

outfit details

Nevermind the look on my face, I was caught off guard. Lol…

Here’s the one Item I got: a 80’s Nike windbreaker. So excited because I have the *perfect* shoe to rock with this. Stay tuned for that look ;).

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show April 2017

black cotton shirt with side splits

From Fancy. Similar versions here, here, and here

black cropped jeans

From Joe’s Jeans (similar version here)

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show April 2017

Joe’s Jeans

Leopard print booties
From Topshop. Similar versions on Amazon are below
Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show April 2017

Sam Edelman

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show April 2017

Nine West

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show April 2017

Sam Edelman

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