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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Antique Boutique 2: Housing Works Thrift Shop

New York is literally brimming with shopping opportunities.

On Sunday a friend took me to Housing Works' thrift shop in Chelsea:

They have clothes, shoes, jewelry, furniture, and artwork on sale:

All proceeds go towards providing healthcare, housing, advocacy, and job training to homeless New Yorkers living with AIDS.

I was actually reallllly...broke this weekend, so I couldn't buy anything (as affordable as everything was), but I saw some hot stuff, like this:

I was feeling the ruffled shirt, vintage Louis Vuitton purse, and Seven capris(Nothing on this mannequin was over $50!).

I also thought the vintage Christian Dior purse on this mannequin had potential:

If you're interested in either look, they'll both be off the mannequin and on sale on October 28th at the 157 East 23rd Street Location.

For New Yorkers, Housing Works has 6 locations throughout the city...if you're not in NYC, you can visit their website and bid on vintage items.
I took a quick look at their auctions and found this Marc Jacobs bag...bidding is at $80 (the auction isn't over for 10 days):

Not bad for MJ.

These Pucci boots in size 41 are also on the block, currently bidding at $65 (auction going on for 9 more days):

Not bad for designer pieces...and it certainly helps that every cent is going to a great cause.

Visit their official website at and find locations (or check out their auctions) at