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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!

Congratulations To Our $250 April Shopping Spree Winner!!

Marcine is our winner!

Check out some of her winnings.

Article that Racked wrote about Metropolis!

6 antique eye glasses for sale!!!

Who loves vintage eye wears???
If you do, please check these out!!




Vintage Sports Tshirts

We have many Sports T-shirts at our ebay store!

There are even more of them, at our store in Manhattan (43 3rd Ave. NY, NY – 3rd Ave. and 10th St.), and a lot more of different vintage T-shirts!

So if you are arround, please vistit us!


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    DJ Charly is going to rock Happy Hour

    Another Friday is coming.

    It means, we have another DJ that is going to be sent to Home Shuh-Weat Home.
    She is like a ninja assassin sent to an enemy’s castle.

    So, far Ethan and Mountain Drew DJed there.

    This time, Miss Charly H. is going to play some fine tunes for the first time as a Metropolis DJ.

    She will be DJing from 8 to 11.
    And it’s free before 11 to get in.

    (After that, it will be $3)


    Yep, this is Charly.

    I was wondering what she would play. I have not asked her, but there is a chance she plays this. This song is from my memory of talking about bands in NYC and music we like at her collage radio show.

    Then, Mr. Johnathan Toubin of New York Night Train will keep you dance!

    (It’s a nice Damned t-shirt, by the way.)

    Metropolis Opens A Second Level!!

    For Immediate Release :: 12.3.2009

    Owner Richard Colligan has taken his New York chic vintage store, Metropolis Vintage, into the online world to better connect with the people who relish in it’s vast and endless vintage collection. Nestled in the heart of East Village, Metropolis is known for their amazing vintage shoe and boot collection along with concert T’s that line the walls of the two-level vintage gem. The second level is part of a brand new expansion that coincides with the recent openings and current dorms in the area including NYU, Parsons, New School, Cooper Union, and the School of Visual Arts. New York City’s favorite stars Chloe Sevigny, Rachel Weisz, Zoe Kravitz, Parker Posey, Keanu Reeves and top models Gemma Ward, Agness Dynn, and Joy Bryant also turn to Metropolis for their fabulous vintage looks that can been seen in magazines and the tabloids.

    Now vintage enthusiasts living or visiting the NYC area that have cherished the shop for the past 19 years, can be more involved with the store’s community. News, promotions, and store happenings can all be seen online and will be promoted throughout their website, Twitter and Facebook accounts. Richard Colligan is passionate about Metropolis. “My goal for Metropolis is to treat the store like a museum by picking items that are unique and special, but also being fun, affordable and wearable for any night on the town,” says Richard.

    Metropolis’ future is bright. Metropolis and it’s newly opened second level can be seen in the upcoming film, “Happy, Thank You, More Please.” written by How I Met Your Mother’s Josh Radnor. Along with movie spotlights, the shop will also be opening an online store for clients not located in NYC. From Manhattan fashionistas to Brooklyn hipsters, Richard suggests people stay tuned because as the neighborhood continually evolves, as does Metropolis… and if a store knows how to bring the fun into fashion, it’s Metropolis.

    About Metropolis
    In 1995 after four years of being located in LES, Richard moved Metropolis to its currently location of 3rd Ave & 10th St., which is conveniently situated in the heart of East Village near St. Marks and many college dorms. New college students and seasoned college graduates have turned to Metropolis for their [vintage] fashion needs. Metropolis has become a staple to New York City’s vintage fashion community. Metropolis’ items have found their way into the hands of Iggy Pop, David LaChapelle, The Pixies and members of Sonic Youth throughout the years. Known for their endless shoe and boot collection, Metropolis, Richard Colligan and his staff are committed to carrying vintage pieces that will help them become a leader in the vintage shoe and boot market throughout New York City.

    Metropolis Vintage Apparel :: 43 3rd Ave. New York, New York 10003
    Twitter.com/MetropolisNYC :: MetropolisVintage.Wordpress.com
    For all media inquiries please contact :: Media Director / Courtney Haefner :: MetropolisVintage@gmail.com