With the crave for vintage items and worn-through clothes among fashionistas, thrifting has become quite popular. The “vintage” look has been gracing runways and the pages of countless fashion magazines.

Thrifting is great for when you need new outfits, but don’t have a lot of money to spend. Most items at thrift stores and consignment shops are relatively cheap, or at least cheaper than what the original owner paid for it. An exception is if it’s an antique from the 1800s, but at least no one else would have one, right?

In a fashion capital such as New York City, I figured it would be a great place to go thrifting. Amidst my internship and my studies, I scoured the streets for the best thrift shops in The Big Apple. In case you ever plan on visiting, here they are:

Blue Crush

AuH2O Thriftique

84 E 7th St., New York, New York

Noon to 8 p.m.

Rating: $

AuH2O stands for the owner’s last name, Goldwater, a play on the element’s names on the periodic table. AuH2O was the smallest store I went to, barely bigger than a large walk in closet, but it was definitely worth the visit. Inside this cute, little store, there were some great finds. All of the clothing was trendy and quite cheap. There was even a $10 and below rack where I snagged an $8 sundress. This is a great store to just pop into, and it won’t take long to look around.

Spring Breakers

No Relation Vintage

204 1st Ave., New York, New York

Noon to 8 p.m.

Rating: $

No Relation Vintage has a large selection. There are two floors and a section of items in the back. There was a good mixture of clothing ranging from the late 1970s, 1980s and 1990s to some clothing items from now. On the lower level, there was an entire rack of hemp hoodies. Shop here for some variety.

Blue Crush

Buffalo Exchange

332 E 11th St., New York, New York

11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Rating: $$

Buffalo Exchange is a consignment shop with several locations. You can either bring gently used clothing items into the store in exchange for money, or you can simply shop. This shop has a large selection of fashionable clothing from today. The items are moderately priced, but definitely affordable, and it offers a lot of different discounts throughout the week. A lot of the clothing here is on the smaller side, but if you spend some time looking around, you will be able to find a variety of sizes. It also had a great selection of shoes. Buffalo Exchange is an awesome place to visit if you want to try and make some money or save some money.

Spring Breakers

Star Struck Vintage Clothing

47 Greenwich Ave., New York, New York

11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Rating: $$

This thrift store is on the smaller side, but it had a lot of true vintage items and everything was moderately priced. There was an entire box filled with fur hats and scarves, an entire section of leather jackets and a row of dresses and tutus from the 1980s. If you are looking for some real vintage items, this is a terrific place to go.

Beacon’s Closet

10 W 13th St, New York, New York

11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Rating: $$$

In this store, all of the clothing is arranged by color. There is a nice mixture of clothing from today, as well as vintage pieces. This store is on the more expensive side, but a lot of the items are designer. If you really dig, you can come out with some great buys for your money. Shop here if you are a fashion enthusiast and have a little more money to spend.

Housing Works

159 28th St, Brooklyn, New York

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rating: $$$

There are several locations of Housing Works, but the one listed above has a deal where you purchase a bag for $25 and stuff it full of items at the store. It has men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, furniture and other home-related items. Housing Works also donates to help and advocates for those affected by HIV/AIDS. While it is on the more expensive side, this is a great store to find items for the home or clothing.

Tokio 7

83 East 7th Street, New York, New York

Noon to 8 p.m.

Rating: $$$$

This store has high-end designer items like Chanel, Gucci and Prada. Most of the finds here are expensive, but for the items you are purchasing, it’s a steal. The store is reasonably sized with a decent selection. Everything is really clean, and the layout is nice, making it easy for you to look through clothes. If you want couture items for cheaper prices, this is your go-to place.

Get in on the action and go thrifting today! It will take time and patience, but if you dig in, you will find some treasures.