Monday, February 18, 2008

Housing Works

At the newest outpost on West 10th Street of the ever popular thrift store dedicated to AIDS related charities, there was a crowd gathering for it's 11am opening. Why? This is a small store compared with it's other downtown locations on 23rd. Street and 17th Street. This particular store receives alot of local donations and considering the demographics of the West Village we are talking upscale and celebrity donations. I have scored Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, Dolce and Gabanna, pieces just to name a few as well as just plain cute stuff. A dress scored by someone else one day was an Anne Hathaway donation. The store can be notoriously crowded especially on weekends and on that Saturday a few strollers felt claustraphobic in the small space. Of course, like all thrifts, this store is hit or miss but with previous good hits and a charming location, it is worth the look, see.

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