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Be a CHAMPION in our vintage ’80s Sweatshirts!

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Be a CHAMPION in one of our vintage 1980’s CHAMPION Sweatshirts!  These were way popular on the late ’80s and have been making a resurgence these days.  One unique twist was to turn them inside out so the stitching and white material would show on the outside.  Wear one any way you’d like, and find the best selection over at METROPOLIS VINTAGE!

Also, check out our online stores on ETSY – METROPOLISNYCVINTAGE and METROPOLISTSHIRTS! We ship anywhere!

THE RISE and RISE of HIGH WAISTED JEANS at METROPOLIS VINTAGE

HIGH WAISTED JEANS

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?

 

 

OVERALLS: VERY FAR FROM THE FARM!

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 Overalls have come a long way from the cliche image of the farmer and the oil-stained on-duty mechanic!  Though versions were used as early as 1792, overalls as we popularly know them (the “bib-and-brace” style) came into effect around 1891.  After decades of hard work,  the durable denim overall came into fashion, evolving from cornfed to cool.   What once was protective gear for WWI-era mothers working in factories became a staple for the earth mother of the 1960’s and beyond.  Even the ’90s found overalls being repopularized by Hip Hop artists such as Tupac and Kris Kross.  Suddenly, they’re back.  Once again, we here at METROPOLIS VINTAGE have anticipated the trend and have a wide selection of overalls for you, from the traditional dark denim variety, to the popular “Shortalls” or “Skirtalls” which have been cut into shorts or modified to become a dress.  Perfect for summer wear in the country OR the city!

“THE SUN IS OUT AND I WANT SOME . . . ” New sunglasses in at METROPOLIS VINTAGE!

METROPOLIS SUNGLASSES

It’s that time of year again when beaches and barbecues abound here in New York City. As THE RAMONES sang, “The Sun Is Out And I Want Some . . . ” and we here at METROPOLIS VINTAGE have just received a new shipment of cool vintage sunglasses for you. Our shades have always been big sellers, but now we’ve got a host of interesting new styles that range from 1980’s new wave to flip-up fronts to a more elegant poolside-moviestar look. Drop by and try on a pair or order one HERE via our online ETSY store. Remember, we ship internationally, so you can have that perfect pair of sunglasses anywhere – Rockaway Beach or wherever you may be!


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!

Return of the VINTAGE STARTER JACKETS!

Calling all sports fans!  METROPOLIS VINTAGE specializes in vintage sports wear for all your favorite teams.  Along with T-shirts and jerseys, we always have a large supply (We carry about 100 vintage Starter jackets in our Store) of VINTAGE STARTER JACKETS available.  Baseball, basketball, hockey?  The Lakers?  Celtics? Bulls? Mariners?  We’ve got them all in those trademark STARTER bright colors and sleek fabric. Our inventory is always changing so please stop by our ETSY STORE or call(212-358-0795) to find out what we have in stock in our RETAIL STORE in Manhattan

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!

 

ACID WASH COATS are IN!

 

ACID WASH COATS were a staple of the late ’80s – early ’90s mall scene.  You’ve probably seen them in scores of teen movies from back in the day, and with their trademark washed-out denim and creative flaps and pockets, they make for the ultimate retro look.  We’ve got all different kinds in stock here at METROPOLIS VINTAGE so come by and check them out before they fade away!

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

 

METROPOLIS VINTAGE in ROLLING STONE

METROPOLIS VINTAGE in ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE

Check it out:  The latest issue of ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE features METROPOLIS VINTAGE T-Shirts in its 2013 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE.  ROCK THE BELLS: 33 Genius Stocking Stuffers For All The Music Lovers In Your Life.  “The shop’s vintage tees include superfans-only items like a 1990 Kiss ‘Hot In The Shade’ shirt.”  We’re in print alongside Eminem, Lady Gaga and Charles Manson.  Pick one up at your local newsstand or view online HERE