I've always had good thrifting adventures in NYC. The thrifting is different than in other parts of the country (so much H&M clothing!), but there are still some great things to be found.
Salvation Army, Astoria, NY.
Goodwill, Astoria, NY.
The Steinway St. thrifts are nice, because they are close together and there are excellent places to eat nearby. They're also close to the subway, which is convenient for lugging purchases home.
Three Quilted, Embroidered Butcher's Charts, $4.99/ea.
Mere words cannot express how awesomely excellent I think these are.
Orginally, these were still framed and glassed, but I had to have them. Had to. I wasn't looking forward to schlepping them around all day, and said so to Henry, the cashier. Henry, my new good friend, suggested I re-donate the frames (they weren't my taste at all) and take out the innards. Thank you, Henry!
These may be the thing that overthrows my 'nothing on the walls' rule.
Pantone 'Blue Nights' Shoulder Bag, $3.99.
I've drooled over the Pantone Universe bags for years. My current bag is in (desperate) need of replacement, and this should do the trick. It's in great shape.
I also hit some thrift stores in Manhattan, and was pleasantly surprised. More on that later.