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SEARCH AND DESTROY: NEW YORK PUNK CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES STORE. ST MARK’S PLACE EAST VILLAGE, NYC ALTERNATIVE SHOP.


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Spiked breast-plates and bondage mannequins! This is Search & Destroy, New York’s legendary punk rock vintage shop.

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St Mark’s Place was the hangout of Goth-punk-rockers in the 80s. Today, the area’s lost its grimy magic, but remains one of the best places to buy alternative clothing.

Named after The Stooges song, this store is above Kenka, the Japanese izakaya. Remember when I ate there during my NHK TV shoot?

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Inside, it’s a horror-punk wonderland. Photos are usually not allowed, but the store owners let me shoot for this report.

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The clowns at the entrance are the first sign…

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… that you’ll be running into horror characters here.

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If you need a gasmask or pig’s head, this is the place!

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Every inch of the space is covered in secondhand clothing. From punk rock band tshirts to Vivienne Westwood pieces.

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Japanese street style anarchy.

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The stylish staff.

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Handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces, like these punk jackets, can be expensive.

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The band shirts are cheaper. I once got a great trenchcoat here.

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Even if you leave empty-handed, Search and Destroy is a must-visit for the punk nostalgia.

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Address: St Mark’s Place is East 8th between 2nd and 3rd Ave, NYC. Search and Destroy is on this street. Take the subway to the 8th St or Astor Place shop, and walk.

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What are your favorite NYC clothes and accessory stores? Soon, I’ll post photos from another favorite. More tips in my NYC Goth club and shop guide.

PS: Images are taken with my new camera; what do you think? I upgraded from the Canon Powershot S90 to the S100, available on Amazon.

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32 Comments

  1. Posted March 3, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    I think Heaven AND Hell are covered in this place! I love it!

  2. Posted March 3, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    Wow! What a place!!! The pig’s head reminds me of a prop in a production I was in years ago when I was a drama-student . . . at the after-show party it became a curry . . . most of the cast survived . . .

  3. Posted March 3, 2012 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    so much leather…and spikes ♥_____♥

  4. Posted March 3, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    Omg, you guys are so totally, awesome!

  5. Posted March 4, 2012 at 5:08 am | Permalink

    awesome photos!  the new camera is a good one.

  6. Posted March 4, 2012 at 5:08 am | Permalink

    J’adore this store. 

  7. Posted March 4, 2012 at 7:50 am | Permalink

    I fucking want to go here! i hope to hear a call back from that job i want so i can save up to go to newyork and get something from this store

  8. Posted March 4, 2012 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    The Mc’Donald doll is de coup of the decor! Horrifyingly funny!

  9. Posted March 4, 2012 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    by far the weirdest store Ive been tooo <3

  10. Posted March 4, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Maybe it’s Hell’s Heaven ?

  11. Posted March 4, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    I Love it! Would Love to Shop There. One day. 

  12. Posted March 4, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

     “Best Japanese Punk clothing Store in the World horror” is unlikely to be outside p, Surely?

  13. Posted March 4, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

     ÆÆÆÆ Dx

  14. Posted March 4, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

     ahhhhhh i soooo want the zebra print DMs

  15. Posted March 4, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

    Gremlin from the Kremlin?

  16. Posted March 4, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    omgggg you’re in search and destroy thats my favorite store ever

  17. Posted March 4, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    share and destroy is way too awesome!!

  18. Posted March 4, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    Ummmmm, not really sure what to make of this

  19. Posted March 4, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    I am SO going there when I go to NYC in April. That white sweater is MINE. <3

  20. Posted March 4, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    That’s amazing. :’D

  21. Posted March 4, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    ♥ it!

  22. Posted March 4, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    wicked

  23. Posted March 4, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

     I like the bondage mannequins!

  24. Posted March 4, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    This is one of my favorite shops ever. I love going there and just going through the racks! I’ve got some nice odds and ends from this store. And Kenka is fantastic, my stomach is now craving their noms. 

  25. Posted March 5, 2012 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    SEARCH AND DESTROY! ♥ Favorite much.

  26. Posted March 5, 2012 at 1:23 am | Permalink

    One of my favorite places to shop♥

  27. Posted March 5, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    I saw “Search and Destroy” and immediately squealed!! I love that place!!!♥♥♥ >_<

  28. Posted March 6, 2012 at 2:47 am | Permalink

    I like the bondage mannequins!

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  30. Posted July 15, 2012 at 1:31 am | Permalink

    Do not take young children into this store. Inside the front door is a gay porn magazine open on a stand. in the middle of the store is a mannequin with it’s private parts out in the breeze. It’s a great store but its displays are obscene.

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