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The Clothing Warehouse
Nearby Subway Stops
F at Second Ave.; 6 at Spring St.
This venue is closed.
This groovy, Atlanta-based vintage chain opened its first New York location in March 2009, bringing a colorful array of sixties and seventies dresses, pristine vintage boots, Western button-downs, and retro T-shirts to Nolita. Scuffed red flooring, exposed brick, and blue accent walls lend an all-American vibe, and the tightly packed racks are arranged in a primary spectrum according to color. Calf-length boots fill stacked shelves and overhead tables—standout pairs in shades of red, violet, and aqua are mixed with more common cowboy styles in brown and black leather. Dresses span one side of the store, including sequined eighties cocktail frocks, flowing bohemian skirts, and seventies minidresses in paisley prints for around $60 apiece. The clientele is equally split between the sexes—men sort through orderly racks of plaid shirts and drawers full of rolled Levis 501s and fifties work pants. Though the store carries an impressive selection of true vintage accessories—soft coils of gently weathered leather belts, chunky Lucite bangles from the fifties—discount hunters stock up on affordable faux-vintage complements: sunglasses in dozens of shapes and shades, neon bangles, gauzy summer scarves, and throwback slap bracelets touting Paula Abdul and M.C. Hammer.