Walking into Pippin Vintage Jewelry Store is like walking into a candy store for jewels. All different shapes, sizes, colors, and textures are nestled in antique display cases, pullout drawers, and baskets waiting to be discovered. I was surprised to learn that not only does Pippin have beautiful vintage jewelry for women, but they also have one of a kind tie clips, cuff links, pins, and keychains for men.
Originally the store opened in 2005 on the Lower East Side and then moved in 2007 to its current location in Chelsea on 17th between 6th and 7th avenue. The two owners, Rachel and Steve Cooper, often frequent the store along with the store mascot, Pippin the dog. The store itself is a beautiful space that brings you back to a different century. It invites you to come explore its treasures and chances are you are going to find more than one surprise to take home.
The earrings are sorted by color and type so it makes it easier to find exactly what you need.
Necklaces in all colors and sizes
Cuff links and tie clips
Pippin has a large selection of merchandise ranging from costume to estate jewelry. Unusual pieces such as collar pins, cameos, keys, and pocket watches that make for a special gift are tucked in every corner. A beautiful cameo or key can even be turned into signature necklace. Most items are under 50 dollars except for the estate items. How can you resist such a great price?
1980s Christian Dior
Trifari earrings (click to see Trifari history, vintage designer)
Above are two pairs of earring that I bought recently. I know that when I make a purchase at Pippin no one else will have the same accessories as me. Pippin is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 7pm and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm so you can always stop by for a last minute gift or addition to any outfit.