the manhattan vintage clothing show and sale, held in the metropolitan pavilion in chelsea, offers the best of vintage clothes from the 1920s to the 1990s. vendors from east of the mississippi travel to sell their collections at this show. and they know what they have. prices are fair but rarely a bargain. the clothes, shoes, bags, ties and textiles are usually in great condition.
the manhattan vintage show is as much about looking as it is about finding. two favorite pieces i saw were a 1980s orange chanel motorcycle jacket with the tags still on it ($1100) and a 1960s knee-length pucci dress in pink and green ($498).