Thrift stores are the new flea markets. Maybe that's why I love West 17th Street so much. Perfect day: poke through Housing Works and the Angel Street Thrift Shop, pop into Pippin's used furniture store, peer into their vintage jewelry store next door, stop by the Chelsea Antique & Collectible Flea Market (if it's the weekend) and then wander on up to City Bakery. I'm thristy for their famous hot chocolate,* and I haven't even stopped by Fisch for the Hip or 17@17 yet.
Down this corridor, in a weird little structure built between the surrounding apartment houses, find Pippin Home.