Zachary's Smile amassed such a vast collection of women's vintage clothing, its owners had to open a second location. The pieces—all in great condition—date from the forties through the eighties, with both casual and formalwear ranging in price from two digits to three. But what really makes these ordinary-looking shops stand out from the rest of the vintage pack is their own label, remake/remodel, which refashions period garments into entirely new, one-of-a-kind pieces in modern silhouettes. The funky edge suits celebrity fans like Tyra Banks and Calista Flockhart.
Tip: Line up early for up to 75 percent off vintage, sample, and overstock pieces at the store's twice-yearly Attic Sales, which happen at the end of the season (dates are posted on the Web site).
Additional Location: 9 Greenwich Avenue, West Village; 212/924-0604
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.