Before studded leather vests and black skinny jeans were cool, Ray Goodman began scouring NYC’s St. Marks Place when he was just thirteen, spending his days scavenging clothing racks to serve his punk-rock style. In 1975, Goodman decided to open his own counter-culture haven, to turn his love for rock music into a physical shop where everyone could participate in the movement. Trash and Vaudeville became an immediate success, catering to Rockers, Mods, Punks, Goths, Rockabillies, and “everyday working class heroes who just want to walk and dress on the wild side” — and let’s be real, who doesn’t want to punk-up their wardrobe?
Since its inception, Trash and Vaudeville has opened an online shop in addition to the brick-and-mortar store located in the East Village. Stop by and find the finest platform go-go boots, fishnet tights, and vintage band tees right at your fingertips. As recent runway shows have presented a revival in punk and gothic style, Trash & Vaudeville’s aesthetic has become more popular now than ever before. Even model and Instagram personality Sarah Snyder was spotted sporting some vintage jeans from the shop just a few weeks back. Merging an iconic history with contemporary trends, Trash & Vaudeville is the perfect place for authentic, one-of-a-kind rock-and-roll wear.