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Be BOLD in a VINTAGE 1970’s POLYESTER SHIRT from METROPOLIS VINTAGE!

The patterned polyester shirt first came to prominence during the 1970’s disco era as a true staple of manliness and virility. Like the peacock displaying it’s plumage, the bright colors and psychedelic patterns are designed to hypnotize and seduce one’s mate. Things have not changed much in the ensuing four decades, as the polyester shirt still works it’s magic over the fairer sex. We, Metropolis Vintage, realize the power of a fine, fitted, garish 1970’s polyester shirt and therefore have a massive rack of them for you to enjoy. Stop in and grab one now and be a delight to eyeballs everywhere!

Not in New York? Check out our online ETSY store HERE for a selection of some of our merchandise. We ship EVERYWHERE!

 

 

 

The best in GUESS T-Shirts, Sports Shirts, and Pants at Metropolis Vintage!

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As far as cool retro ’80s and ’90s shirt styles go, there’s no question that GUESS had a lock on the competition.  The brand was initiated by the famed  Georges Marciano, who came up with the name while sitting outside a McDonald’s in traffic.  There was a billboard asking the consumer to GUESS which fast food giant had the best selling cheeseburger and the rest is history.  Before long GUESS was one of the best selling clothing labels in the world so let that be a lesson that inspiration can be found anywhere!  Vintage GUESS items, however, are getting sparse, so come down to METROPOLIS and have a look through our collection of GUESS T-Shirts, GUESS Sports Shirts. and GUESS Pants!

 

Don’t forget to check out what GUESS we’ve got in our online sales department HERE!  We ship anywhere in the world!

Avalanche of TOMMY HILFIGER at METROPOLIS VINTAGE!

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Who knew that TOMMY HILFIGER would become so popular?  Nevertheless, we have a flood of Hilfiger merchandise coming in weekly so you’d better stop by and check out the amount of blue, white and red we’ve got in the store. Hilfiger himself would be jealous, and we’re  unloading it day by day to all our loyal Hilfiger fans.  Find that special piece for your collection!

If you can’t make it to the East Village, you can always check out our online shirt selection HERE!

The RETURN of POLO!

POLO fans – you may have noticed a distinct lack of Ralph Lauren around the shops these days.  We, Metropolis Vintage, are here to tell you that the great POLO drought of 2017 is over! Come browse our selection of perfectly curated items before your fellow POLO enthusiasts descend on our collection like wolves.  We’ve seen it happen time and time again – Polo Maniacs racing into the store as we open, coming away with our best, rarest finds.  For our international and non local fans out there, we’re revitalizing and refreshing our online POLO selection so you don’t miss out! Some super special items are included as well!

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Don’t forget to check out our online sales department on ETSY!  We ship anywhere in the world!

Cool CAMEL Cigarette Clothes Collection at Metropolis Vintage!

Do you remember the era of CAMEL cash? Attached to each Camel cigarette pack about be a certain amount of $$ with Joe Camel in the center, eventually redeemable for anything from hats, to T-Shirts, to a pool table.    My Uncle was the king of Camel cigarette collecting and had a mountain of it, with which he could have probably bought a Camel Ferrari.  I do rememeber he had a sweet leather bomber jacket.  We haven’t found one of those YET – but we’re still looking.  In the meantime, Metropolis Vintage has plenty of rare CAMEL Cigarette and Joe Camel T-Shirts and items waiting here for you.   Worth checking out and you don’t even have to go back in time and collect all those packs!

Don’t forget to check out our online sales department on ETSY!  We ship anywhere in the world!

Vintage DENIM JACKETS from METROPOLIS – Made to outlast their owner!

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First created by Levi Strauss in 1873 to serve as a rugged protective layer for prospectors and cowboys, the denim jacket has remained durable, dependable, and popular throughout the years. Don’t take our word for it – a Levis historian recently discovered a jacket dating back to the 1880’s in an abandoned Southern California ghost town. They’re simple, effective and cool, and apparently will even outlast their owner by a century or so. While we’ve got nothing going so far back as the 1880’s, METROPOLIS VINTAGE always has a stock of classic denim jackets waiting on the rack. If they’ve worked for Dennis Hopper and The Marlboro Man, they’ll certainly work for you!

Don’t forget to stop by our ETSY store for many other cool items!

THE WORLD'S OLDEST DENIM JACKET, SURVIVING FROM THE 1880'S

THE WORLD’S OLDEST DENIM JACKET, SURVIVING FROM THE 1880’S

 

Just getting STARTED with more of our STARTER JACKETS

You, the people of METROPOLIS, tell us what you like, and hands down, one of the major league favorites of recent years has been the STARTER JACKET.  Teams? Leagues? Sports? It doesn’t matter, it’s about the player, not the game.  It’s about looking good while supporting your team.  We’ve got a huge amount of STARTER and other sports jackets from the ’80s and ’90s.  Stop by our East Village location or click HERE to check out our online listings, some of which you can see below.  We ship ANYWHERE!

 

METROPOLIS Christmas Window by JAMES & KARLA MURRAY

Metropolis Vintage is honored to have our Christmas window captured by James & Karla Murray for their collection of the best East Village storefront windows this year!  The Murrays have made their name photographing the changing face of NYC over the past few decades.  Check out their photo books for some really cool, old world signage and remnants of old New York!


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Here are some of our favorite Christmas window displays around Greenwich Village and the East Village, NYC this year. These are all from small independent businesses!  #shopsmall  We wish everyone a very happy holiday and a joyous New Year!

Across “the pond” they call them “jumpers”… here they are “Ugly Christmas Sweaters” and are big business…

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Return of the Long Sleeved Rock Shirts

A staple of the 1990’s, the long sleeved rock shirt adorned many a grunge kid and any skateboarder worth his salt.  Lately, this tradition seems to have been taken over by the metal crowd, but we at Metropolis Vintage have been collecting these for some time now and think the public is ready for them once again!  We’ve unearthed a huge batch which we’ve just put out on the racks so you can replace the short sleeve version with the longer, winterized model.

Check out our online selection of a variety of vintage T-Shirts by clicking here.  We ship anywhere!

METROPOLIS VINTAGE – Where Past Meets Present & Future

Metropolis Vintage is your go-to source for all things of the past that resonate with today’s cutting-edge culture.  Constantly and consistently, we are out there on the road, mining for exactly the right pieces for our store’s collection.  Recent fashion sensations such as  Fear Of God have built an empire upon recycling and re-branding vintage tees and classic vintage items.  Come visit us at Metropolis Vintage as an authentic, affordable alternative.  We’ve been in the business for 25 years and it shows.

Check out out online ETSY store for even more items.  We ship anywhere!