mannequin wearing 'Devo' style hat with pink flamingo and James Dean t-shirt in one of the alternative / retro / vintage clothing shops on or near St Mark's Place, New York City, USA, 1981 [photo © Ted Polhemus]

Despite or arguably because of NYC being on its knees financially, the mid 70s gave rise to 3 of the world's great music genres and subcultures: Punk, Disco and Hip Hop. For Punk, NYC's equivalent of The King's Road and Kensington Market was St Mark's Place where numerous alternative style (and retro / vintage) clothing shops sprang up - the most famous and influential of which was Trash & Vaudeville.

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