Tag Archives: 90s

90’s PLATFORM SHOES are on the rise again!

Ahh, the “alternative” 90’s – bygone era of grunge.   My father used to tell me how the music was louder and grittier, flannel was warmer, facial hair wasn’t that ironic, girls were taller . . . or were they?
He lies a lot. Perhaps it was the abundance of amazing PLATFORM-style boots and shoes that were on the feet of all those girls pounding the pavement outside the local rock clubs and coffee shops.
At METROPOLIS VINTAGE, we’ve got a great variety of all those shoe/boot hybrids from brands like STEVE MADDEN, SODA, LOWER EAST SIDE, L.E.I., RAMPAGE, PRIMA, MURO and more.  Stop into the store anytime or have a look through our ETSY site HERE.

 

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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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!

 

We’ve got PLAID! Vintage Shirts, Coats, PENDLETONS, FILSONS and more . . .

There’s an abundance of PLAID here at Metropolis Vintage these days . . . We have  vintage plaid “Grunge” style shirts as well as heavy wool PENDLETON, FILSON, WOODRICH and JOHNSON coats and jackets.  The heavy wool jackets are a perfect warm and stylish barrier against the winter chill, but did you know that THE BEACH BOYS originally called themselves The Pendletones in honor of their favorite brand?  Their legacy has been just as durable as their sturdy jackets, coats and shirts – lasting throughout the century.  Mike Watt, bass player for THE STOOGES, MINUTEMEN, and lifetime plaid flannel expert advises: ”Pendeltons are the prize. Avoid anything made in Sri Lanka.”

“At Pendleton Woolen Mills, Clarence Morton Bishop envisioned a different kind of fabric for a man’s wool shirt. Pendleton’s sophisticated weaving capabilities were producing vibrant Indian trade blankets. Why not bring that same weaving and color know-how to flannel shirting?  After much weaving experimentation and hard work, Pendleton’s innovative Umatilla shirting fabric rolled off the loom. The positive response was immediate. After World War II, the concept of sportswear emerged in American society.  While hunting, fishing, or pursuing his hobbies, Dad very often wore a Pendleton shirt.  Throughout the 20th century, clothing trends have emerged from workwear and traveled into the fashion mainstream. Casual and colorful, leisurewear symbolized the end of privation and the return of the good life.”

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

 

BRAVE THE SUN GOD WITH OUR COLORFUL AZTEC PRINT SHIRTS!

Aztec Shirts are now here!  This ancient tribal print was very popular in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries before making a brief fashion resurgence in popularity during the  90’s and finally landing at Metropolis Vintage in 2013 A.D.  Their fun, eye-catching, geometric style definitely gets you noticed and looks stunning with the summer sun reflecting off these colorful  patterns.   Not just for Aztecs anymore!

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

 

VINTAGE ’90s DISNEY T-SHIRTS

Come  check out our selection of vintage ’90s style Disney T-Shirts.  We’ve got Mickey and Minnie, Donald Duck, Goofy and the whole gang putting a new twist on an old style.  Ever wanted to see Donald Duck wearing rap gear?  Goofy in Grunge? Now you can wear them proudly on your chest.

We got Micky for you

We’ve got Mickey for you

90’s Bathing Suits are here and ready for the beach

Ladies we all know you don’t just buy bathing suits just to cover up your censored areas… you buy them for fashion and for how it will make your physique look. We have the best 90’s one piece bathing suits to offer. Come in check out all the different colors, cuts & designs. Just keep on swimming in style.

90s Overalls are back in FASHION

Channel your inner Aaliyah with some 90s overalls. You can pair it with a cute crop top or even a bandage top. Summer is coming soon and why not get some of our short overalls too. They are comfortable and your pants will never fall down.