NYC Secondhand Shopping Tours

Book the Ultimate NYC Secondhand Shopping Experience for tourist or local groups, private tours, special events or corporate team building experiences. The very best secondhand stores, flea markets and personal shopping awaits you and your group.

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Discover the joys of shopping for secondhand and vintage clothing in the world’s fashion capital: New York City!

Marion

“This was one of the top experiences on our NYC Spring Break Trip!”

Karen

“Samantha knows the best spots and has a brilliant eye for great finds.”

Tonya

“This experience was SO worth the money!”

Let the NYC ultimate secondhand shopping begin! The NYC Ultimate Secondhand Shopping Experience is your chance to shop the racks of the Big Apple’s BEST resale shops, thrift stores, flea markets and used clothing stores to find the treasures and gems of your dreams. 

By the end of this 4-store experience, you’ll have BAGS of secondhand bargain deals. Shop NYC fashion treasures of your dreams; contemporary designer names to vintage treasures, trendy brands + unusual high quality pieces can be found.

We give you exemplary personal care & attention. Our tour guides work with you to find the pieces that represent who you are and how you want to dress. All style personalities are welcome here and it is our honor to support you in having an easy, manageable and inspiring shopping experience.

You leave feeling like a secondhand style star – because your life is a stage, and we want you to dress the way you want to for it! 

This is an all-ages, all-sizes, all-genders and sexual orientation friendly tour and shopping experience. After meeting to discuss your shopping wish list at a trendy Manhattan hotel lobby, you step foot onto the busy streets of the city and head to your shops, flea markets and other chosen shopping spots. By the end of this minimum four-hour experience, you’ll not only have bags and bags of finds but you’ll leave feeling like thrift family. 

Why You Should Book a Secondhand Shopping Experience

There’s nothing no better “sustainable travel” than shopping for secondhand and vintage clothes in a major metropolitan city. It doesn’t even have to be New York City – here at The Ultimate Secondhand Shopping Experience, we encourage you to shop thrift stores and resale shops whenever you travel! This is because you get an insider perspective of the culture of an area by visiting its thrift stores. You’ll most likely visit a neighborhood or a street you would have passed normally. And, you have access to the local fashion trends of a region, state, city or town. When we travel Europe, for example, we love thrifting and flea market shopping because we learn so much about what’s “popular” right now and can sometimes score a trend before it’s even hit the states. 

The reasons to shop second hand when visiting NYC are pretty much endless.
But a few more we want to point out:
  • It’s an excellent bonding opportunity for families 
  • Mother/daughters LOVE it 
  • Spend money affordably … and not on overpriced box stores 
  • Shop with locals and learn more about NYC through their lens 
  • Find something you’d “never find in your town” 
  • Did we mention that NYC is the fashion capital of the world? 
  • Tax free clothing, shoes, and accessories up to $110 in the state of NY
  • Create memories that last, be it with friends, family, or just yourself!

How You Can Book a Secondhand Shopping Experience

Send us an email to book or book directly with one of our booking partners, Airbnb. Click here to visit our Airbnb ultimate NYC secondhand shopping landing page. 

Are you a solo traveler or a small group of secondhand shoppers? Book our group tours for just $55 per person for a four hour experience you’ll never forget (mostly because you’ll have the clothes to remind you!) Our group tours are designed to bring strangers together in an inclusive, kind and fun way. Meet other visitors to NYC and share your secondhand stories witht hem from store to store. 

 

Looking to have a private experience for your family, large group, party or corporate gathering? We absolutely offer private tour experiences that can be catered to fit your shopping and group needs. Looking for something more general? Visit our booking platform Airbnb and select “private tour.” Our 4-hour private tours accommodate up to 5 guests for $297. 

 

Looking for something made just for you and your group? All private tours can be customized. Email us with more information and we can contact you to discuss your needs and pricing options!

For more information, rates for groups and special events, or just to chat about everything shopping secondhand in NYC

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What Others Have To Say About Us

This was our second private shopping experience with Sammy! I would have booked her again, because of her expertise in NY, vintage shopping and figuring out our styles! My 15 year old’s favorite part … the giant bags of clothes we brought home!

Becki, Minneapolis

Absolutely loved it! This is an interesting way to experience the city! I was able to walk away with around 9 pieces, most of them from Isra’s recommendations, varying from sweaters, dresses to outerwear

Victoria, China

This experience was amazing, and Samantha was awesome. The atmosphere was very uplifting and I felt like I made new friends. I feel like this was a once in a lifetime experience that is a must do for any visit to New York (especially if you love shopping and fashion).

Bethany, Seattle

Samantha is an enthusiastic “thrift store Mom,” and our group of 5 (3 women under 30, 1 in her 60s, and a male in his 70s) enjoyed her energy and help in our search for great deals in 3 thrift stores / consignment stores in the Chelsea area

Sandra, California

Isra did an amazing job in helping us select items. My daughter walked away with so many outfits and we all had a blast. I would love to come back again in the future!

Karen, Canada

Where We Meet

We typically meet guests at the Ace Hotel located at 20 W 29th Street (midtown Manhattan, 10 blocks south of Times Square). 

Here you’ll find a cafe and bathroom, which are both convenient before your marathon secondhand shopping day! For larger groups and corporate events, we organize meeting at private location also conveniently located near midtown and subway access.

Meet Your Secondhand Shopping Guides & Experts

Samantha

Samantha “Sammy” Davis founded the Ultimate Secondhand Shopping Experience in 2018. She thought it would be “something fun to do.” Little did she know that the tour would grow, and grow, and grow! It was like the universe was telling her “to do this!” 

 

But let’s back up for a second. Sammy has been a secondhand shopper since she was 16 years old. She never thought it would turn “into her career.” Today, not only is she the owner and founder of this experience but also a full time reseller and resale marketplace owner and coach. 

 

When not running one of her many businesses she is in the thrift trenches with you – finding the pieces you love to wear and creating more ease, joy and accessibility to your Big Apple shopping experience. 

 

Most private tours will be hosted by Sammy, who travels between Baltimore and NYC. When booking a customizable or all-day marathon shopping tour, you are booking with Sammy who will create, guide and experience your day with you.

Thank you to the guests of the Ultimate Secondhand Shopping experience for making this is the #1 reviewed shopping tour in all of NYC!

Isra

Isra is an Iraqi-Swedish actor and writer based out of Brooklyn, New York. She joined the Ultimate NYC Secondhand Shopping Experience in October 2021! Her enthusiasm and wit, plus an eye for the trends and what will fit your style personality, make her an exceptional guide and secondhand stylist for your shopping experience. 

Isra describes her personal style as a mix of “Swedish minimalism and funky NYC flair.” She’s literally shopped secondhand all around the globe, from Stockholm to London to Berlin and more! Many of our guests have been quoted saying, “Isra quickly became our shopping BFF!” 

 

When not secondhand shopping on her own or leading a tour, she’s building her acting career here in the Big Apple! Isra has been featured on Amazon Prime, internationally televised commercials and on stage in Los Angeles and beyond. 

 

Most group tours will have the pleasure of working with Isra as their guide, stylist, and “thrift mom” (you’ll learn what that is exactly — on the tour!).

Mecca (pictured front)

Jenny “Mecca” (her preferred name) is a born-and-raised New Yorker, holistic health coach and of course, secondhand shopper!

Mecca joined the ultimate NYC secondhand shopping experience team in April 2024. She has enthusiastically jumped into building some of the best experiences for our guests.

Mecca loves working with smaller groups, which guarantees that even our smaller tours still have an amazing experience shopping the streets of New York City.

Ask Mecca about food, fun and shopping in Queens – where she currently lives and loves!

 

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Interested in a future date or creating something “special” with a personally designed secondhand shopping experience? Click here to contact us directly. We work with large and small groups from family reunions, wedding parties, birthdays and off-site corporate team building events.

Know you want a private tour and have a confirmed date with us already? Click “Book a private tour directly” to be taken to our payment page.

We look forward to showing you the ultimate NYC secondhand shopping experience!

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