Pippin Vintage Jewelry storefront — and off to the left, which you can almost see, Pippin Home which is their sister store, full of vintage decor, clothes and knick knacks
What you see as you walk in the doorway–just like rummaging through a treasure hunter’s best kept secret!
Some easy favorites from their fine jewelry case.
A look into the jewelry case! Wow, so many treasures!
Besides the two large fine jewelry cases, the store is a mix of costume jewelry neatly displayed, vintage purses and other items, as you can see here.
Pippin Vintage has some really gorgeous antique engagement rings; their price points are amazing too!
A fun mix of vintage fine rings from Pippin Vintage–and look at that display! Such a cool idea!
Love these vintage purses!
Some more favorites currently available from Pippin Vintage!
The costume jewelry displays on this side of the store are so fun!
I’ve never loved a trio more than these three! That coral navette is so cool!
Two stunning antique diamond brooches from Pippin Vintage.
Another look into the fine jewelry case! See anything you like?!
These diamond earrings belong on a beautiful bride!
Was enchanted by this charm display–three tiers of charms and the best part, it closes, folding into a box.
Pairing the onyx with the elongated sapphire and diamond ring is a match made in heaven! And that rose cut diamond cluster?! Yes!
So many rings, so little time!
Pippin Vintage is located on a cozy street in Chelsea, NYC
If you love vintage purses and handbags, like the one above, you gotta check out Pippin Vintage–they have quite a few stashed all around the store.
With each season and holiday, Pippin Vintage changes their decor. I arrived just as the Autumn leaves were going up for their Fall displays.
Two very special pieces, this amethyst brooch and this bold quartz ring!
Lots of ladies in Pippin Vintage, makes the place even prettier!
If you’re on the engagement ring hunt, be sure to stop by Pippin Vintage Jewelry.
So much goodness in one photo!
An extraordinary sapphire and diamond ring from Pippin Vintage.
The girls of Pippin Vintage (not pictured, owners Stephen & Rachel)
Just can’t get enough of this combo! If you see any here you like, contact Pippin Vintage!
I love finding hidden gems–so I love Pippin Vintage Jewelry. Pippin Vintage Jewelry is exactly one of those stores that you might walk right by and never have known what treasures await inside! Think of it like a long lost treasure trove or attic which once belonged to a group of the coolest, hippest girls of the past, now transformed into a store for all to rummage through! And that’s exactly what owners Rachel and Stephen set out to create, a space that inspires adornment, an eclectic collection for those who love jewelry and things of the past, right in the heart of Chelsea. You can tell from my photos that Pippin Vintage is one of those stores that you can spend quite some time in and not realize the hours slipping by, while at the same time you are transported back in time with every item you see. From the entire wall filled with vintage costume jewelry, to the antique clutches and purses, even fashionable hats from the bygone eras, the entire store is a whimsy.
Pippin Vintage Jewelry first began before it was an actual store. Back during the times of the old Chelsea Flea Markets, Stephen would sell his preloved treasures found at auctions in the Northeast, and when I say treasures, I mean a little bit of everything! Jewelry was a part of the equation, but a small part, and it needed more attention than what it was getting. Rachel noticed this right away, she always had a penchant for jewels, especially the antique kind. With some organization and a woman’s touch, jewelry soon became their best seller. Eventually the Chelsea Flea Markets closed down for good and the duo found themselves looking for a space to rent with a dream to open a store. In 2006 they happened upon the most ideal spot and in the spring of 2007, Pippin Vintage opened its doors for the first time.
One thing is for sure, Pippin Vintage Jewelry has thrived upon their enthusiastic and dedicated customers. They love their NYC people–to the owners, being a part of the city that never sleeps is their favorite part of this business. One thing I noticed is their approachable pricing. For many, buying things in the city is just so darn expensive. But not here. Pippin Vintage accounts value as one of their most important parts of their business model. They even encourage trades amongst their fine jewelry clients who may have some fine jewelry they don’t wear anymore, but may have found something they want amongst the cases. And yes, there are two whole cases within their fine jewelry selection. Lots of rings, charms, earrings, necklaces and bracelets from many different time periods. Their price points are great too; you can find items like small gold charms for a couple hundred dollars, while also displayed next to a diamond Art Deco bracelet for $25,000. That’s what I love about this shop, it is a true treasure hunt in the heart of NYC.
I’ve enjoyed my time while visiting and even more so while emailing with Rachel. Her stories intrigue me, like the one about her experience with an estate of a “hoarder” who lived in the Bronx. She was a seamstress during the 1920s/30s and had hoards of buttons, jewelry and collection of Bakelite jewelry. Rachel said you walked in the door and everything was jam packed from floor to ceiling of stuff! I’m sure it was an unforgettable experience.
If you get the chance to visit NYC, make sure to put Pippin Vintage Jewelry on your itinerary! The neighborhood that the store is located in is just the cutest and their home goods store is also a must see–Pippin Home–which sells vintage and antique furniture, home decor, trinkets and some clothes. It is just right next door. May I also suggest the Mexican restaurant across the street–Serenata. One of the best lunches I’ve ever had!