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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!

Vintage RALPH LAUREN POLO Sale NYC Metropolis Vintage

 

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

 

Rev up with a cool NASCAR RACING JACKET from METROPOLIS VINTAGE!

Gentlemen! Start your engines! Metropolis Vintage has just found a large selection of vintage NASCAR RACING JACKETS for your enjoyment.  These tough, rugged jackets are built for speed and set to withstand the rigors of the road – perfect for a nasty night or just a casual pit stop at your local hangout.  They won’t be here very long so it would be in your best interest to race down to our local store before the best of them are gone.  Ready . . . Set . . . GO!

 

Check out our online store on ETSY for more items.  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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THE RISE and RISE of HIGH WAISTED JEANS at METROPOLIS VINTAGE

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You may call them “Mom Jeans”, but they’re one of our most popular items for girls of all ages!  Originating in the 1940’s as a way to keep the modern woman looking “modest” in a pair of jeans, the High Waisted Jean Craze really hit it’s peak in the 1980’s.  Nowadays, they’re back in action with a bit more versatility –  a reaction to the skintight low-risers of recent yore.  You might not have noticed that waistline creeping up on you, but these High Waisted Jeans are very flattering indeed, as evidenced by these shots of our favorite model, Ophelia. These pairs of High Waisted Jeans and many more are waiting for you at METROPOLIS VINTAGE.  Why not stop by and try some on?

 

 

METROPOLIS UGLY XMAS SWEATERS make it to THE NEW YORK POST!

 METROPOLIS UGLY XMAS SWEATERS in THE NEW YORK POST

METROPOLIS VINTAGE UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER collection makes THE NEW YORK POST today!  Hurry and get YOURS before the season is over!

For a return to the days when only 9th-grade math teachers wore Christmas attire, head to the East Village’s METROPOLIS.  The vintage store stocks hundreds of ugly sweaters and vests – mostly of the ilk that were sold at middling women’s clothing stores in the ’80s and ’90’s.”

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Shout it out Loud – We’ve got an ARMY of KISS T-Shirts!

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You wanted the best, we’ve got the best – in KISS rock T-Shirts!  Ace, Paul, Gene and Peter command you to own one for every day of the week.  Luckily, they’re all here in stock at the front of our store so come on down!

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

 

 

 

Are You Experienced? Have You Experienced Wearing a JIMI HENDRIX T-Shirt from METROPOLIS VINTAGE?

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Got a burning desire to don a JIMI HENDRIX T-Shirt?  METROPOLIS VINTAGE has a collection of several fine examples waiting for you at our downtown New York City location.  Come down and pick him up!

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