At Unearth Vintage, every article of clothing is a one of a kind statement piece. If you’re looking to boost your wardrobe’s theatrics, have a taste for the eclectic, or are craving a shot of personality, this is the shop for you. We understand the way someone dresses tells a story about who they are to the world. Here you'll find a curated selection of true vintage and upcycled clothing from the 1940's to early 2000's. New vintage store opening on 7/23 at 159 Smith Street in Cobble Hill Brooklyn. 2,000 sq/ft filled with affordable vintage clothing, vintage furniture, and sterling silver jewelry.
Where It Began | Our Story
Unearth Vintage is a family owned and operated small business. As first generation immigrants from Eastern Europe, thrifting and unearthing affordable vintage clothing was a way of life.
If you've spent your weekends thrifting in Williamsburg Brooklyn, you probably visited Arbor Vitae Vintage on Bedford Ave. Our new vintage store, Unearth Vintage, is filled with the same curated vintage and upcycled clothing, unique treasures, and affordable thrifts!
How We Source | Our Process
Thrifting is the key to scoring one-of-a-kind clothing at an affordable price, what was once old is sought-after again. Our small family-owned thrift shop is carefully curated by our owner and her mom. ❤ We hand pick our entire selection with love and sustainability in mind. With our commitment to breathing new life into pieces past their prime, any items that cannot be sold are upcycled, repurposed, or donated. Take a look at our collection of upcycled projects here.
What We Promise | Transparency
We are rooted in the belief that it is our personal responsibility to practice a circular lifestyle. We take pride in responsible sourcing, fair pricing, and accurate storytelling of the history behind each of our one-of-a-kind vintage pieces. The majority of clothing is sourced from personal collections, raghouses, estate sales, and road trips across the US. Our goal is to inspire people to think secondhand first by offering quality, unique items at an affordable price.
Build a wardrobe that speaks for you from our curated vintage collection of one of a kind statement pieces and upcycled clothing.
"en la sala" is a short film created in collaboration with Unearth Vintage, New York (2021).
Choreographer/Dancer: Joelle Santiago, @joelle.santiago
Movement Direction: Savannah Gaillard, @savannahgaillard
Music Production: Gabriel Silviera, @officialgube
Director of Photography/Editor: Chun Fung Kevin Chiu, @kchiucinematography
In the Press:
Did you know that there are over 250 vintage and thrift stores in New York City? NYC Vintage Map – Your Guide to Vintage Shopping & Thrifting in NYC. “And to help people to discover their favorites, we asked some vintage bloggers, stylists, and editors to list their all-time favorites.” Nicole Wilson of Darling in Dots highlighted us as her favorite affordable thrift shop “Curated yet affordable vintage clothes and shoes, they even have a $5 rack, where I found an awesome plaid skirt once.”
Time Out says “By all means, cling to your quintessential all-black New York wardrobe, because the ’90s goth trend is back. But maybe ditch the skulls and instead hit up this Brooklyn shop for black lace dresses, long military-style trench coats, and chunky leather boots that our spirit animal Veronica from the cult film Heathers would totally approve of.”
“As the stomping ground for New York's creative cool kids, Brooklyn is packed with thrilling thrift stores. If it's a smaller, more intimate shopping experience you're after, there's Unearth Vintage, specialising in fashion from the 1940s through to the 1990s.” - The Best Thrifting Districts in NYC
“The best vintage stores are located in one of the most visited and loved cities of the world: New York City. Get inspired, get loved, get the most of the vintage style in these stores!”
“Racks of pre-loved pieces are ready to take on a new life and complete your unique look. Stores stock current trends and owners serve as stylists to help you find authentic ways to wear gems that no one else will have. With so many options to choose from in this vintage shop mecca, these are the best places to find the right Williamsburg vibes with something for everyone.”
“I had always been a lover of fashion, but only as an observer, never a participant. I soon found the answer in the city’s vintage stores. Stores that would open up a new sense of possibility to me.”
On episode 002 ThroughTheBoros’ GoingLocalNYC, Valeria of LooksLikeNYC had the opportunity to tour our previous location, Arbor Vitae Vintage in Williamsburg, Brooklyn!
“Found this pop-up store in Brooklyn which carries a good selection of beautiful dresses and skirts with incredible patterns, cardigans, jackets, etc. And they are in great condition!”