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Con Artist

119 Ludlow St., New York, NY 10002 40.719 -73.988
nr. Rivington St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-504-2323 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($) Budget, ($$) Mid-Range
  • Type: Consignment/Thrift Shop, Specialty Shop
  • Products & Services: Cuff Links/Notions, Eyewear, Handbags, Jewelry, Men's Hats, Ties, Women's Hats, etc.
Photo by Corinne Durand

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Official Website


Daily, 2pm-2am

Nearby Subway Stops

F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Product Guide


  • Ties
  • Cuff Links/Notions
  • Eyewear
  • Handbags
  • Men's Hats
  • Women's Hats
  • Jewelry
  • Men's Shoes
  • Women's Shoes


  • Menswear
  • Vintage Clothing
  • Womenswear


  • Paint
  • Prints/Posters


  • CDs/Records

Special Features

  • Open After 9pm (at least 3 days a week)


It’s easy to walk right past the subterranean Con Artist—the entirety of its signage is a light stencil of the name on a dingy metal grate outside. Owner Brian Shevlin opened the store in spring 2010, to sell the kind of clothes he’s been collecting for years, along with original items from members of his art collective, Connected Artist. The collective has their workspace behind the store, so when they’re not crafting documentary shorts or taking photos or jewelry making, the group votes on what should make the cut to be sold up front. As a result, the selection is small, but the stock has a handpicked, one-of-a-kind feel. You’ll find everything from screen-printed t-shirts to buttery soft buttondowns, plus accessories and quirky gift items.