Shopping for vintage clothing is so much more than just regular shopping for fashion; vintage clothing shoppers have a keen eye for nostalgia and beautiful handmade treasures. But where can you buy vintage clothing in the US? Here are 8 Great US Places to Shop for Vintage Clothing.
This charming vintage clothing store is just a short journey east of New York. It offers a vast and varied selection of both men’s and women’s vintage clothing, accessories, hats, shoes, jewellery and bags. You’ll find beautifully chosen items handpicked from the Edwardian and Victorian eras, with items that go right up to the 1980’s.
With an absolute passion for buying Vintage clothing, the owner travels to France every year to update her exclusive collection. Standing the test of time the shop has enjoyed 25 years as a premier destination for vintage clothes shopping. The staff are fantastic as they have an uncanny understanding of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, and can help clients find their perfect vintage match.
At Elsewhere Vintage they don’t think one vintage clothing store is sufficient so they present you with three. Elsewhere is where you can buy everything vintage, from an eclectic collection of items, clothing and other accessories mainly from the 1960’s. One of the few places for vintage shopping exclusively for men, Joyride is here and the third shop, Lost & Found, has chic vintage items form the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.
Authentic vintage items are considered to be collectors’ items, family heirlooms and the most exclusive of haut couture from days gone by. This does not necessarily mean that you can always buy vintage clothing on the cheap. Avalon is a family business that has been passed on from generation to generation and promises affordable items like fedoras, gowns and suits.
The owner of this very special vintage clothing store used to be a big name Hollywood stylist, who has returned to her home town to open her dream vintage clothing store. Recently coming out of retirement to work on the set of the iconic movie – ‘’The Help’’, the sophisticated and stylish pieces are a testament to the owner’s personal class and elegance.
The distinctive taste of this vintage clothing store owner is evident throughout each and every carefully hand selected piece and item in the store. Classic, sophisticated and chic are the dominant themes that Cur.io Vintage has become synonymous with. Authentic and classy, the beautiful vintage items include clothing, shoes, jewellery and handbags as well.
Not all vintage clothing is suitable for wearing anymore and many of the collectable items are tucked away in beautiful boxes for all eternity. This vintage shop has some of the most incredible collections of wearable vintage items from the 1940’s as well as beautiful handmade bodices from the Victorian and Edwardian eras and cocktail dresses and ball gowns dating back to the 80’s.
If you are looking for everything big, bright and beautiful from the sparkly and dramatic era of the 30’s and 40’s, then this is THE place to shop for vintage clothes in the States. You will need to take your time to get through all of the treasures available at this glamorous vintage clothing and jewellery store. Look out for bargains boots, dresses and every accessory known to mankind.
Buying vintage clothing is not something that should be done on impulse; in fact, vintage clothing purchases should evoke nostalgia and be functional as well as beautiful. When you shop for vintage clothes, you can get some incredible treasures at some great bargains. Which one of these 8 Great US Places to Shop for Vintage Clothing would you like to go to or maybe you have your own recommendations?
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