Vintage shopping in New York can often be an overwhelming mission, but thankfully, the East Village can boast a vibrant collection of small boutiques, allowing you to stay away from the headache-inducing quests in the depths of the Lower East Side and Brooklyn. Walking through the slush on 9th street, on a stretch from the start of 2nd avenue, reaching all the way down to Tompkins Square Park on avenue A, one can find a vintage mecca of shopping. If vintage shopping isn't for you, but you still enjoy the "old" look on new items, the block can also pride itself on some original, vintage-inspired boutiques. Click through for 5 shops that will appeal to all tastes.-

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