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METROPOLIS VINTAGE named one of the “7 BEST VINTAGE STORES IN NYC” by GOTHAMIST!

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METROPOLIS VINTAGE on INLIFE IN THE BIG APPLE with CHRIS BROW

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CHRIS BROW of the international INLIFE show on LYONESS TV takes his viewers on a fun and informative tour of New York City – from Williamsburg, past the Museum Of Modern Art to Queens, and finally, a stop at METROPOLIS to talk vintage with our shop manager Drew Redmond. Check it out here! We appear at approximately 4:33, but the whole episode is great:

Chris Brow takes us along on his rather special New York city walk. He shows us what the “Big Apple” has to offer over and above classic points of interest in terms of culture, fashion and entertainment. So Chris takes us on a stroll through the districts of Brooklyn, Queens and of course Manhattan. Expect a few surprise discoveries!

Thanks to CHRIS and LYONESS TV, you’re welcome back anytime!

Cover yourself with GRUNGE at METROPOLIS VINTAGE

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Calling all Lamestains and Little Seattle Boys! Where were you the year punk broke? Were you a “Grunge Baby” like Francis Bean or riding high above the crowd? Are you an anarchist cheerleader? Flannel or flowers? Homemade Flipper shirt? Nostalgic for the early nineties? Nevermind all that, because the time has come and METROPOLIS has a wide collection of now-vintage Grunge-era T-Shirts for you to enjoy and destroy even further. From the more underground side to the radio-friendly classics that may have caused you to stagedive in your youth, they’re all here right now . . . and yes, we DO have flannel in stock.

Don’t forget to stop by our ETSY store for many other cool T-Shirts!

 
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METROPOLIS VINTAGE on FUSE TV: GLAM OR SHAM?

FUSE TV‘s GLAM OR SHAM? program recently stopped by METROPOLIS to interview some unsuspecting customers about their taste in fashion. You may be next!

Check it out below.

METROPOLIS VINTAGE on FUSE TV this FRIDAY!

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FUSE TV stopped by to film the latest episode of GLAM OR SHAM with Katie Van Buren. Check it out this Friday at 5 pm!

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The best in POP CULTURE T-SHIRTS at METROPOLIS VINTAGE

We here at METROPOLIS VINTAGE specialize in every era of vintage clothing but one thing that we do cover that many ignore is the pop culture angle of vintage collecting. Those other stores may be too cool but, hey, that’s too bad for them. Remember all of those T-Shirts you grew up with that Mom threw away when you weren’t looking? They’re considered vintage at this point. We’re fans as well and are always on the lookout. METROPOLIS VINTAGE’s T-Shirt archives have a full selection of classic cartoon, television and movie icons from yesteryear. Trekkie or Star Wars fan? BATMAN? Golden Age of WARNER BROTHERS? Vampire The Masquerade? DISNEY? Even Beavis And Butthead? They’re all waiting for you down here at METROPOLIS!

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

 

The ROCK & ROLL T-Shirts of METROPOLIS VINTAGE

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METROPOLIS VINTAGE – the biggest and best Vintage T-Shirt shop in NYC! Don’t just listen to us, take it from the December issue of ROLLING STONE Magazine where our Rock and Roll T-Shirt selection was highlighted in their ultimate Xmas gift guide. When Rolling Stone digs your store, well . . . you just have to brag a bit. Here we’ve got some selections from that ROCK AND ROLL section of our store. We’ve got any and every kind of music shirt for you or anyone you might be shopping for – from ANY ERA – obscure punk and new wave tees that you may not have known even existed to hard rock, rap, metal, ’90s “alternative”, The Beatles and Grateful Dead for the classic rock lover. Our T-Shirt selection is ever changing and constantly being refreshed so give us a call or stop by anytime to have a look!

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

 

New York City’s Largest Selection of Vintage U.S. NAVY PEA COATS!

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Here at Metropolis Vintage, the winter’s coming into full swing and sailors know there’s no better way to keep warm than buttoned up in a fine vintage U.S. Navy Pea Coat.  Naval rumor has it that the heavy blue twill fabric known as “pilot cloth” gave them the name “Pilot Jackets”, which was eventually shortened to just the letter “P” and “Pea Coat” along the way.  With the trademark oversized buttons, and slash or vertical pockets, their style has hardly changed in the years since their inception.  Designed for maximum protection  and maximum durability, Pea Coats have been a longtime favorite for seafaring men and landlubbers alike, since they’re not only warm but stylish.  Metropolis Vintage has a variety of Pea Coats, from the classic 1950’s Navy-issue blue jacket to more modern versions in white or black.  You’ll cut a dashing figure while trudging through the rain and snow this winter!

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

 

JORDANS : Rebellious Vintage Sneakers? We’ve got them!

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The original AIR JORDANS from 1985 were initially designed in red and black to match the team colors of the CHICAGO BULLS.  Soon afterward, the NBA Commissioner banned them from the court, stating that they violated the dress code.  Did this deter Michael Jordan? Hell no.  He was fined $5000 every time he stepped into play wearing those sneakers, yet he never stopped wearing them.  Nike foot the bill but it was a small price to pay because soon they had a sensation on their hands.  “On October 18th, the NBA threw them out of the game. Fortunately, the NBA can’t stop you from wearing them.” went the famous ad.  Rumor had it that there was something special about that sneaker, something that would give you the edge over your competitors.  Soon, they added white to the red and black color scheme, which the NBA deemed appropriate, but the legend of the AIR JORDAN was already set.  Jordans went through many more versions over the years and, like many relics from the ’80s are hard to come by nowadays.  Luckily, we have some in stock here at METROPOLIS VINTAGE, obtained from our secret cache of ’80s gear.  Stop in and have a look, and a flashback to the days of Michael Jordan and Mars Blackmon a.k.a. Spike Lee!

 

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

 

Our vintage TUXEDO JACKETS are ready for NEW YEAR’S EVE . . . Are you?

Gentlemen, the clock is ticking.  We’re only a handful of days away from New Year’s Eve 2014 and Metropolis Vintage has a full selection of cool vintage TUXEDO JACKETS just waiting for you.  Are you going for a 1970’s playboy look or are you more of a BOARDWALK EMPIRE man?  Whichever era and style you prefer, we’ve got the jacket for you.  Even a simple, plain black tuxedo jacket lends just the right touch of class that sets you apart from the pack.  Start the new year off right – looking good and ahead of the game!

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