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Meet The Rotators: Nik Pollina

. 3 min read . Written by By Rotation
Meet The Rotators: Nik Pollina

Meet Nik Pollina, the New York City Vintage Store owner and Content Creator with a wardrobe full of archival gems that you can rent.

From thrifting Dior bags to styling vintage pieces, Nik has all insider tips to finding hidden gems in thrift stores and on the By Rotation app.

Scroll to discover Nik Pollina's thrifting tips and rent her wardrobe on the app.

Tell us a little about yourself...
Hi, I'm Nik Polina, the owner of NYC vintage store Thx It's Thrifted. I am a big believer in following your passions and living life to the fullest. Creating a circular economy through selling my thrifted finds and renting pieces through apps like By Rotation is really important to me. When I am not shopping or working, I love trying out new restaurants in NYC, doing a workout class, sewing my own clothes or hanging with my fiancée.

Rent Cami NYC Green Dress

What are your top 3 vintage stores in NYC?
Oh wow - it's hard to narrow down my top 3 vintage stores. It really depends on what you're looking for, but I think if you're looking for the most unique pieces and real cool shopping experiences you have to try these:

📍 Thx It's Thrifted!
I might be biased partly because it’s my store, but I truly think we have the best items at affordable prices, we also carry sizes from XS-XXXL.

📍 Desert Star Vintage
My friend Janelle has been a vintage seller in NYC for over 10 years. She opened her studio space in her apartment and her pieces are truly one of one, she has an insane eye for vintage.

📍 Allison's Archive
This is another one of my friends that operates out of her insanely cool Brooklyn apartment. She has the best pieces if you're looking for brands like Roberto Cavalli, Dolce and Gabbana, or Emilio Pucci.

Your favorite thrifted item?
My favorite find from eBay is my new Dior Saddle Bag that I got for less than $450. I wear it all the time and it's just my new obsession. My favorite thrift find was recent. I was at a New Jersey thrift store (per usual), and I found this button up simple Dior top. It was white, no stains, and perfect for any outfit. I decided to sell it actually so you can get it a my store if you're interested. The tags are still on it!

Nik Pollina's top app rentals to pair with thrifted finds:
From a wedding in Italy this summer and a trip to Lake Como, these rentals are to die for.

Rat & Boa, Dior, Roberto Cavalli, Jean Paul Gaultier, Miu Miu, LoveShackFancy, Oséree, Fendi

Head to the app to rent Nik Polina's thrifted finds.