• Lindsay Rootare

Episode 15: Vintage Search Engines and NYC Vintage Maps (with Liisa Jokinen of the Gem App)

Updated: Jan 8


On Episode 15 of The Hand Me Up Club, Lindsay speaks with sustainable, Finnish icon, Liisa Jokinen about the creation of the Gem App, the first search engine dedicated to vintage and thrift. Gem currently has 8 million+ items listed and was born from the idea of looking for specific vintage items.


Liisa also created the NYC Vintage Map, after she first moved to America and wanted to record and rank the vintage thrift scene in New York. Lindsay and Liisa go over some of their favorite thrift stores in NYC and talk about how Liisa’s Scandinavian culture influenced her personal consumption.


Find Liisa’s street photography at nyc-looks.com or on Instagram @nyc_looks

Find Gem at https://gem.app/ and @gem.search


Other things referenced in this week's episode:


The Basement in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Flamingos Vintage by the Pound

Department of Happiness Vintage

James Veloria Vintage in Chinatown

Goodwill on 8th street

Goodwill on Livingston

Goodwill on 25th

Curated by Goodwill

Goodwill Outlets

Housing Works

Vintage Thrift East/West

City Opera Thrift Store (Read The Hand Me Up Club Sunday Spotlight on City Opera here)

L Train Vintage

TUSCA Heavy Metal Festival in Helsinki


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The Hand Me Up Club is hosted by Lindsay Rootare.

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Editing by Caitlin Correa of CC Media