A favorite destination for designers on the hunt for inspiration and beloved by celebrities, models, fashion bloggers, and tourists alike, Screaming Mimis is praised for its fresh perspective on vintage style. Since the late 70s, this NoHo landmark h... more
A favorite destination for designers on the hunt for inspiration and beloved by celebrities, models, fashion bloggers, and tourists alike, Screaming Mimis is praised for its fresh perspective on vintage style. Since the late 70s, this NoHo landmark has catered to the stylish New Yorker who understands that the best of-the- moment fashion was born in
The shop is a treasure trove of highly curated period gems. Screaming Mimis creates a total look for both men and women from the store's extensive wardrobe and carries a full range of accessories including jewelry, sunglasses, shoes, handbags and more. The quirky classics in stock date from as early as the 1920s to the very sought after 90s.
For Halloween or any theme party, this vintage hotspot is the place to get that over-the-top, authentic costume that no one else in the room will have.
Additionally, Screaming Mimis houses a private penthouse of designer and specialty garments boasting an under-the-radar reputation with stylists and serious fashionistas as the best spot to snag high-end vintage at the best prices.
Screaming Mimi's is located in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan.
The western slice of Greenwich Village—although some will tell you it's a separate neighborhood altogether; don't listen to them—the West Village is a somewhat sleepier version of its larger neighborhood, with many tree-lined streets populated by residential buildings and punctuated ever-so-lightly with restaurants and bars. The locals have fought notoriously hard throughout the years to keep raucous bars and clubs from staying open—or even opening at all—to preserve the relative quiet of their neighborhood.
The West Village stretches east from the Hudson River to 6th Avenue, and north from Houston Street to West 14th. It's northwestern corner is chewed off by the Meatpacking District, where the very sorts of restaurants and bars West Village residents try to keep out of their 'hood flourish. The majority of Bleecker Street's dining, shopping, and drinking options exist on the West Village's end of the street, with a small shopping mecca surrounding the intersection of 7th Avenue, where many high-end retailers have stores, like Brooks Brothers' Black Fleece, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Burberry, Marc Jacobs, and a whole lot more.
There's plenty of history here, and the bars are no exception—Dylan Thomas famously stumbled out of the White Horse Tavern heavy with whiskey on the night he expired at the Hotel Chelsea. For those aiming to avoid the thumping, throbbing nightclubs of the Meatpacking District, jazz can be had at Fat Cat, the legendary Village Vanguard, and smaller, quieter establishments like 55 Bar. If you'd like a more structured day of drinking, the folks at the Literary Pub Crawl put on a fantastic and informative tour.
The sophisticated residents of the West Village have led a number of excellent restaurants to open in the neighborhood, from Italian favorite Sant Ambroeus, April Bloomfield's game-changing gastropub The Spotted Pig, Yerba Buena, and Perry St.. Of course, if you're not in the mood for high-end cuisine in mood-inducing settings, there's pizza on offer at John's of Bleecker Street, but you'd be better served by walking a little further east and feasting one our favorite New York slice at Joe's. And if it's a burger you're looking for, the city's first Umami Burger is lurking over on 6th Avenue, while perennial favorite Corner Bistro is on 7th.
While the West Village is low on museums, it has two of the best independent cinemas in the city between Film Forum and neighborhood landmark IFC Center.