Locals head to this bustling bazaar to take advantage of the well-edited, wallet-friendly selection of vintage clothing. Keep an eye out for the booth singularly stocked with nicely distressed leather boots. 7850 Melrose Ave., melrosetradingpost.org
We love this open-air flea as much for its lineup of country music bands and $2.50 frito pies as for its eclectic selection of Mexican pottery and used Western gear, like perfectly broken-in cowboy boots. 9500 Hwy. 290 E., austincountry.citymax.com
Right on the Delaware River, this market is crawling with day-tripping New Yorkers looking for bargains on big-ticket items like antiques and salvaged furniture. For more-portable finds, check out Mary Waite’s range of vintage glass and perfume bottles. 1850 River Rd., gnmarket.com
More than 800 vendors hawk a huge variety of goods at this fair, just across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco. We spotted oil paintings, a bronze chandelier, an early-American table and Persian carpets—and that was just in one of our favorite booths: Tribal Treasures. 2508 Santa Clara Ave., alamedapointantiquesfaire.com
We asked some of our favorite designers about the best style advice they ever got from their moms. Not surprisingly, it's spot-on and still worth heeding to this day. Let the "awww" moments commence.
Lucky's favorite vintage sites.
Right now, we're loving these under-the-radar resources for past-era style.
Combat the cold weather with a functional—and deeply stylish—statement-making jacket.
You don't have to leave the city to get country-house style this summer.
From the June 2010 Lucky Chicago newsletter.
Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn is quickly becoming a go-to for fabulous vintage, at slightly lower prices than you might find in Manhattan.
From the NYC April 2010 newsletter
The best vintage and consignment stores to find a great steal.
Ungaro, YSL, Gucci, and Valentino make up the couture vintage dress mix at this little Gold Coast shop.
The bags on this luxe handbag consignment site start at 50 percent off retail, and based on age, condition, and demand, prices may go lower. New arrivals from Balenciaga, Chanel, and Goyard come in weekly; if a bag sticks around for 90 days, the price drops 30 percent.