Best Modern Vintage Shop - 2009
There's a certain aura to Sweet Virginia, the vintage shop on the south side of Williamsburg. It's as if you've stepped into Marilyn Monroe's walk-in closet—and by that, we mean Monroe when she was Norma Jeane. The quaint boutique is adorned skillfully as if it were a part of someone's classic '50s home, with unique outfits aligned on each side and shoes neatly placed underneath. What keeps the loyal clientele coming back for more are the exquisite garments such as the double-breasted navy button-up dresses, leather lace-up boots, and black-and-white lace-edged-hem minidresses. Owner Tracey selects each vintage item and alters them into modern pieces that you won't be able to find anywhere else.