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V.I.A. Vintage Intelligence Agency

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611 Broadway, Ste. 534, New York, NY 10012 40.7256 -73.996825
at Houston St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-673-0703 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Products & Services: Handbags, Lingerie/Hosiery, Vintage Clothing

Official Website


Mon-Fri, by appointment only; Sat-Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

N, R at Prince St.; B, D, F, M at Broadway-Lafayette St.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide


  • Handbags
  • Lingerie/Hosiery


  • Vintage Clothing

Special Features

  • Personal Shoppers


This formerly trade-only collection of vintage clothing was opened to the public in June 2011. The bright and airy loft-like room, available by appointment only, resembles a style-conscious (shopaholic) grandmother’s closet and is filled with 3,000-plus garments and accessories that date from 1800 to the 1990s. Hand picked by Suzanne McCoy Fitschen, who spent the eighties working for Canal Jeans Co., the vintage bounty contains a sizeable number of designer labels, but the overall focus is on unique, well-designed fashion with interesting details. Statement pieces, like an Edwardian coat in turquoise cashmere or a Victorian bone-corset, will satisfy avant-garde dressers, and there’s also an extensive collection of mint-condition leather shoes and handbags.