If you wear a pair of shoes long enough, they'll come back into style eventually. In the meantime, they'll probably be more suited to the buy-and-sell vintage shoe stores that are scattered throughout the city, giving everything old a chance to become new again.
Two-stories of vintage clothing in the East Village.43 3rd Ave
Recycled designer clothes aren't too scarce at either Brooklyn Beacon's Closet, where they take in the old and, well, give you some more old. Such consignment shops are of special rarity outside of New York, so locals and travelers alike can benefit from the marked-down vintage a...88 N 11th St
Fashion-forward yet retro, Fox & Fawn even goes so far as to use yellowed Polaroids on their MySpace to display some of the vintage wears women can find in their brick-and-mortar location.570 Manhattan Ave
Specializing in UK-specific menswear, Any Old Iron brings labels like Child Of The Jago, Bolongaro Trevor, and Sir Tom Baker to the Lower East Side.149 Orchard St
Buffalo Exchange is unique because clothing and accessories are bought, sold and traded directly with store customers, resulting in an ever-changing inventory includes designer labels, vintage, jeans, leather, current basics and one-of-a-kind items. Each hand-picked used item se...504 Driggs Ave