shop love – shareen vintage

This shop is located on the 2nd floor and marked only by a frothy crimson dress hanging outside
After being buzzed into the building, you turn the corner at the top of the stairs, glimpsing at the door entrance into the boutique. That’s a sick military coat greeting you. I ALMOST bought it


The modest reception room. It’s surrounded by vintage pieces on the walls

One wall in the reception area. Vintage dresses and scarves on display. Love the baby pink vintage dress

Room 1: A large space filled with vintage dresses grouped by sleeve length, from short, mid to long

How cool would this Pucci esq piece look with black opaque tights and a top knot?
Vintage wedding dresses draped on the sofa by a customer

Hallway leading into Room 2
Room 2: A cavernous space full of vintage furs and incredible maxi dresses
Another sofa with coats and dresses left by customers for trying on
Shareen vintage <— click for address. Photography: Karen Blanchard
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So I finally checked out this gem find after scoring this brilliant cape from them weeks ago at a Lucky mag event. Let me tell you – I’m going back.
The shop is located on the second floor of what looks like an old apartment building. The only shop signage from the street is a crimson dress hanging from their balcony. If you’ve ever wanted to feel like you discovered a secret shopping haven then this is it.
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The space is largely split into two large ‘living rooms.’ The first housing mostly day and evening dresses, the second (larger) room has racks of gorge fur coats and jackets, leather trousers and a wall of floaty vintage maxi dresses that I MUST return to for try ons.
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Stock is updated every week and best bit? It’s NOT expensive. Read: no sticker shock. Another reason why I’m returning. Go on – guess what I got for this first visit?

73 comments

  1. ZANAH says:

    My god that deep purple flowy dress is stunning ! I need to visit this place next time I’m in NY !!

    Bisous,
    Mon Mode Blog

  2. Adrianna Traxler says:

    I would have bought that deep-v purple flouncy dress (1st purple dress)! I’m in total love.

  3. kaye says:

    how did you even find this place??? It looks amazing!! I love that it’s marked with a beautiful vintage dress. Arggh I wish I could go there!!

    http://ficklesense.blogspot.com/

  4. paperwhales says:

    I am in love by the whole concept of this store. I love that there’s only a dress hanging outside and that it is the only thing signifying it’s presence. RAD! I hope I can visit this place when I go to NY in the future.

    paperwhales.blogspot.com

  5. Shermel says:

    Do you have the address of the shop? I would love it if you did more shop reviews. You have a good eye for great places! πŸ˜€

    http://www.shermelium.com

  6. Ashley Rae says:

    Ok. The suspense is killing me. What did you get? Love that first purple dress. And those vintage wedding dresses are killer.
    It’s times like these that I wish I lived in NY. There have got to be hidden gems like this in LA! Must. Go. Hunt.
    Btw. Loooove your blog, Karen. Yours is the first style blog I ever came across. Ever. And you inspired me to try blogging. Thank you.

    –Ashley
    araeofstyle.blogspot.com

  7. HUMANITYISBEAUTIFUL says:

    I am almost scared to go. I might go broke! I think i need to work this into my budget somehow…

  8. Connie says:

    My goodness, that purple dress is gorgeous! Wish I was there.

    The Heartbreak

  9. Dylana Suarez says:

    This place looks amazing!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

  10. Freya B β™₯ says:

    Wow, how cool is that?!
    It’s just like the clubs you have to find, only it’s a vintage haven!
    Arghh! I wish I were In America, so bad!
    Great post Karen, I loved it!
    xoxo
    Freya

  11. Camilla. says:

    its such an awesome location! x

    intothefoldfashion.blogspot.com

  12. Cupcakes and Cosmopolitans says:

    Gotta love NYC! Hidden treasures in every corner, you just gotta find them.
    && I agree with Adrianna, that deep v-neck dress, beautiful!

    $armin<3

  13. Glamour Bbey. says:

    Great pictures! Your home is like paradise!

  14. Orphaned Apparel says:

    Wow, thanks for the tour. It looks amazing! Looking forward to seeing what you got.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I shop Shareen in LA. Love,love,love!! And you’re right…no sticker shock–ever.

  16. BRUUN by BRUUN says:

    So cool – that place is EXACTLY how I run my design-boutique here in Denmark. I’m located on the 2. floor too, that’s so great to see someone else doing the more “secret” approach to having a store. Plus the rent is way cheaper – and the customers get a better price, thanks to that ! πŸ™‚

    LOVE IT ! I have to visit when I come to NY !

    /Linda
    http://www.bruunbybruun.blogspot.com

  17. Morgiss says:

    the first photo is absolutely perfect ;o)

  18. Hanna says:

    Love the first picture!

  19. Gold Coast Gal says:

    I say the pucci esq piece. I want that dress!

  20. Nita -Karoliina says:

    I think you got that purple dress? πŸ™‚

    Where is NY this is?

  21. Crystal says:

    Sweet Jesus!!! I so want to go there. I’ll definitely have to hit it up once I’m back in NYC. Sigh, it seems like when I’m in the UK I hear about great places to be in NYC and when I’m in NYC it’s all London I’m hearing about.

  22. Girl about Oslo says:

    Yes I would love to live there:)

    Have a great day girl:)