Inside The Last Surviving Punk Rock Boutique In New York City

Trash and Vaudeville, a legendary store in New York’s East Village, has been a shrine to rock and roll fashion for almost 40 years. They put the Ramones in those skintight black jeans, and helped Madonna’s stylists put together her Super Bowl look.

While every other store that sold Dr Martens boots and screen-printed band t-shirts succumbed to the brutal combination of New York real estate prices and changing tastes, Trash and Vaudeville became the only place you could find Beatle boots, that Kurt Cobain shirt and the Slash hat, under the same roof. 

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