Shop Cheap and Chic for a Cause at City Opera Thrift Shop

by deborah on April 3, 2013 · 7 comments

in Doing Good, EcoStyle, Featured, Recycling

 

Shop cheap and chic for a cause at City Opera Thrift Shop

Score donated designer chic for less and support the arts at City Opera Thrift Shop.

I admit it. I used to be a ‘full-price-designer-shopping’ addict until I discovered the New York City Opera Thrift Shop — a darling gem located right in the heart of the E. 23rd Street shopping district for 25 years.

Now I am a dedicated clothing recycler and selective thrift-shopper.

Described as “the highest quality thrift shop in New York City” by Vogue this charming two level boutique lends itself to a unique theatrical shopping experience unlike any other thrift shop in New York City. Donated items range from high end vintage and couture clothing, contemporary men’s and women’s fashions, furniture, artwork, antiques, home accessories, to books, music, and more — priced at incredibly low prices.

The best thing about shopping there is that all proceeds support the creation and design of costumes for productions at New York City Opera at BAM and New York City Center — so I not only shop there, but I donate clothing and household goods as well.

Each year, City Opera Thrift Shop lures you in with tempting special shopping events. As I walked by the shop the other day, the eye-catching sidewalk sign for their Annual World Event caught my eye.

 

Shop cheap and chic for a cause at the New York City Opera Thrift Shop.

Shopping for a cause at the City Opera Thrift Shop’s ‘Around the World in a Day’ Event.

 

 

For most of March, the City Opera Thrift Shop was transformed into a splendid world bazaar featuring true ethnic and artisanal clothing as well as modern clothing inspired by ethnic designs, prints and patterns.

Here are some of my favorite fashion finds under $15:

 Shop cheap and chic for a cause at the New York City Opera Thrift Shop

This incredible kimono is a fabulous find!

 

Shop cheap and chic for a cause at the New York City Opera Thrift Shop

An elaborately-embroidered jean jacket will look great with the skinny jeans I found.

Shop cheap and chic for a cause at the New York City Opera Thrift Shop.

I will use this cute African print FEED bag alot!

Shop cheap and chic for a cause at the New York City Opera Thrift Shop.
I will live in this little black strapless dress and matching skirt on vacation.

Shop cheap and chic for a cause at the New York City Opera Thrift Shop.

Who can resist these perfect little pumps?

Shop cheap and chic for a cause at the New York City Opera Thrift Shop.

This Chanel-style black and white jacket and little red bag will go with everything.

Shop cheap and chic for a cause at City Opera Thrift Shop

This multi-colored cotton skirt is a just what I was looking for. Gotta get it!

Enjoy Thrift-Shopping for the Arts

All proceeds from your shopping efforts support the creation and design of costumes for productions at New York City Opera at BAM and New York City Center.

Check out another upcoming annual Divas Shop for Opera event below and sign up to receive invitations to special events by email.

DIVAS Shop for Opera

June 2013

5:00pm – 9:00pm

Admission is free.

Fellow thrift-shoppers won’t want to miss highly-anticipated special evening event where you can shop from a diverse selection of deeply discounted, alluring merchandise – valued at over one million dollars – donated by a long list of fabulous designers. Last year, merchandise included designs by Diane Von Furstenburg, Chado Ralph Rucci, Sylvia Heisel, Manolo Blahnik, Pesavento Couture, Issey Miyake, Roberta Freymann, Roland Nivelais, and many more.

Check their website (nycOpera.com) for the exact date or sign up for email alerts.

The Essentials

New York City Opera Thrift Shop

222 East 23rd Street

New York, NY 10010

212.684.5344

 

Join their mailing list for email updates about upcoming Thirft Shop events

thriftshop@nycOpera.com

 

Hours:

Mon-Fri 10:00am-7:00pm

Sat 10:00am-6:00pm

Sun 12:00pm-5:00pm

 

What are your favorite thrift shop experiences? Share your comments with us below.