Housing Works is arguably one of the best thrift shops in Manhattan, boasting 4 very convenient locations (306 Columbus Avenue between 74th and 75th Streets; 202 East 77th Street between 2nd and 3rd avenues; 143 West 17th Street, between 6th and 7th avenues; and 157 East 23rd Street, between third and lexington avenues).
And with yesterday being the first day of summer (though it’s felt like summer many times before), they are taking advantage of the calendar date and celebrating its official arrival with a shopping event worth checking out. Called ‘The Summer Solstice Preview Event’, everyone is invited to “put on your clam diggers and your flipflops, grab a shovel and a bucket, come hunt for buried treasures at any of our four Housing Works Thrift Shop locations. In celebration of the summer solstice, we are filling each store with enticing summer loot, worthy of a pirate or a prince.”
If, like me, are always looking for that summer perfect (or anytime of the year for that matter) little black dress, floral sundress, wedge espadrille or sandal, straw bag, etc.) instead of hitting 5th or Madison, THESE are the addresses for you!
– Marilyn Kirschner
Men in Chicago are raving about a European line of underwear called
“LeCastor”. High quality cotton or silk, in a unique design that they say is the most comfortable they’ve ever worn! I’d love to spread the word. For a while you could only find them in Europe and Japan, now there’s a US website for mail order. Good news for girlfriends everywhere: they’re a great gift item, and arrive packaged in cute little drawstring bags.