Search and Destroy, 25 St. Marks Place
I must have missed the part where this was one of New York City’s largest snowstorms to date, because I headed to Search and Destroy on St. Marks Place with simply socks and loafers covering my feet.
For particular types of items, I like Search and Destroy for thrifting. Despite its décor (think spikes, chains, and the occasional clown) the clothes within the store are actually pretty rad and have a British Indie Punk vibe to them. The dress selection that day was suprisingly a mix of mod and beaded flapper dresses, all under $35. There are also always racks of faux fur coats there that I want. This time it was a little black pea coat with a leopard Peter Pan collar. But I was really shopping for a sweater that day (which they certainly seem to have surplus of). The one downside of Search and Destroy is the way they pack so many things onto one rack, making it extremely difficult to see what’s there. I did see lots of striped sweaters for $15, but stripes always seem to be my weakness, and I certainly do not need one more in my wardrobe.
On their $20 rack I found this blue swing coat with a stark white fur hood. I can’t particularly tell what the design sewn on the bottom is (perhaps it’s of children skiing?); it was quite adorable.
If you're in need of creepers shoes, 90's hiking boots, or serious platforms they have that, too. These British flag ones up top are having a total Spice Girls moment.
Lands End shearling toggle coat, BDG jeans, handmade Ecuadorian bird-embroidered bag
This handmade Ecuadorian bag was purchased at the Union Square Holiday Market, which I posted about last week. It goes with virtually everything I own, can hold all my essentials, and, the obvious: I like that I haven’t really seen many bags like it before.
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