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Celine medium red box bag

This was yesterday after a trip to new to a vintage shop that I clearly need to add to my growing shopping guide.  Note the dress.  Imperative for try ons.

Urban Jungle

So I drove in the mini to an industrial area in Brooklyn (thanks iPhone GPS). I parked outside and here it is…..*clouds part angels sing*

Urban Jungle store

I should’ve taken a panoramic shot to really capture the size of this place.  I arrived at noon when the doors opened.  It was so quiet in there which really felt weird because I on the other hand was so psyched to be in there I wanted to run up to that girl wearing a hat, grab her by the shoulders and yell “OMG I cannot believe that I’m in here!”

black vintage ankle boots

I saw these killer boots as soon as I walked in.  Wood stacked heel, chunky brass zip, caramel leather. Ugh. Perfect.  They actually fit me but I am sending them to my mate in London who keeps telling me that the vintage over there isn’t half as good anymore as it is in New York.  Paula look out for them. 


I tried these on and ended up buying them. I think they were $20.

vintage ankle boots

The boots stop just below the calf which is the perfect shaft length for long-ish dresses, skirts or culottes.  I also liked the thick high-ish heel.

Celine box bag

I also like how slim the boots are on the leg and the toe is narrow but not witchy.

Vintage leather jacket

You know how I feel about perfectly imperfect leather jackets.  I left with this one.  

Celine red box bag

Jacket: Vintage.  Dress: Second hand/thrift. Boots: Urban Jungle. Bag: Celine (pre-owned). Shades: Ray-Ban.  Scarf: Zara
The Celine box bag has been on my watch list for about two years.  I caved after finding this pre-owned one.

By the way you can walk around Urban Jungle pulling a cart on wheels behind you like at a supermarket.  Brilliant. 

Check my Instagram for a photo inside the place.  


  1. Nicoletta De Luca says:

    Love that dress! lb-lc fashion blog| bloglovin’

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      Thank you. I love the print of little dogs on it

  2. Sign of Signature Style says:

    This is my kind of place. Seems very affordable and with a great selection. Will add it to my places to shop next time I’m in NY.

  3. Mindy says:

    I loveee your thrifting adventures!! They make me want to go shopping with you so badly! xo, Mindy | Blonde Nouveau

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      I tend to have that effect on people LOLOL!!

  4. Olivia says:

    AWESOME!!!!! Both pairs of boots are killer. I want to go to New York so bad I can’t stand it.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I used to live across the street from Urban Jungle four years ago. It was the best for quick retail therapy. Now I live near L Train Vintage in Gowanus. Its almost the same exact store. You should check it out.

  6. Anonymous says:

    thank you for helping me grow my list of places to go……now it’s even longer than ever…..THANKS! 🙂

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