Flying A distinguishes itself from its Soho peers by offering downtown style at a reasonable price. Of course, top labels won't be found on the premises, but there is a wide selection of chic vintage duds. Some serious browsing is required here, but with a little patience and a sharp eye, a few beloved items are sure to be found.
Aside from the used Levis, battered T-shirts and '70s rabbit-fur jackets, there are plenty of brand-new items, ranging from bags to socks decorated with Japanese animated characters. Also seek out cheap fashion-watches and slick, kitten-heeled shoes--the kind that will be adored for one season but discarded the next.