FADER contributors cross boroughs, counties and states to find fine thrifted and vintage pieces on the cheap for our column, Thrintage. This week, Kadeem Johnson & Nick Spain hit up Salvation Army in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.
The costume designer for a little show called Mad Men recently cited this Salvation Army as her go to spot for finding retro, fitted pieces. While we didn’t find a ton of stuff that was worthy of Don Draper (unless the show follows its protagonist into the era of hippies and disco) there was a slew of goods that we’d be more than happy to don in 2012.
Printed button-ups, many with tribal themes, abounded on the second floor, and there were more than a few vintage leather jackets that looked like they would be at home in a Blondie or Tiffany music video.
Arguably the only article of clothing that you might see on a Sterling Cooper Ad Agency employee, the sweater vests came in an array of fabrics and colors that we could also see the boys of Street Etiquette wearing.
Traveling in style is a really hard thing to do. The pieces at this particular Salvation Army were all classic and varied, which means that even if you opt for a frumpy tracksuit at the airport, you can still look semi-fly.
Shirts: $4.99 – $6.99
Leather Jackets: $22.00 – $35.00
Printed Blazers: $4.99-$6.99
Sweater Vests: $3.99 – $6.99