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Edith Machinist
New York

This Lower East Side staple is known for its well-edited selection of vintage handbags and shoes—the owner keeps current trends in mind when doing her buying for the season. Bonus: she is super friendly and helpful when you're shopping.

Quality Mending Company
New York

Formerly known as Eleven, this small NoLIta boutique has made a name for itself shilling quality workwear gear—and recently got the ultimate cool girl seal of approval when Madewell started carrying their goods. Head to QMC for the great array of army and navy jackets, pretty vintage dresses and loads of bandanas—and bring your guy, who will enjoy the carefully-selected Levi's and menswear pieces.

New York

With their extremely friendly staff and lack of proper change rooms (you can change in the bathroom if you're shy, though most customers do it in the open, as only women are allowed inside), shopping at Shareen's feels more like browsing through your best friend's closet—except that there are hundreds of gorgeous garments to choose from.

Los Angeles

This upscale vintage boutique is famous for its well-edited selection of high-end designer brands ranging from the classic (Chanel) to the more modern (Martin Margiela).

Hidden Treasure
Topanga, CA

As the name suggests, this shop, tucked away in Topanga Canyon, is full of vintage treasures waiting to be discovered. And its delightful pirate-themed setting makes shopping even more entertaining.

Dr. K
Washington, D.C.

Stepping into Dr. K's storefront is like stepping directly into a James Dean movie. 1870s-era Levi’s adorn the wall; the racks are filled with vintage letterman jackets and concert tees. While it's mostly menswear (or unisex) there's plenty to love for ladies as well.

Annie Creamcheese
Washington, D.C.

This Georgetown store boasts 3,200 square feet of retail space—and every last inch of it is crammed with over 5,000 pieces of women's vintage (lots of designer) and accessories.

Austin, TX

Feathers has a great selection of vintage, running the gamut from pretty disco-era dresses to substantial fur coats.


Established in 1977, this Little Five Points boutique stocks only the best in vintage fashions from the early 1900s to the late 1970s. Shopping here feels more akin to browsing an upscale vintage store than perusing the bargain bins. Prices are high, but it's certainly worth it for a one-of-a-kind piece.

Silver Moon

Specializing in gorgeous evening wear from the 1890s all the way to the 1980s, Silver Moon is also home to one of the country's largest collections of vintage bridal gowns.

Fly Boutique

Fly Boutique has become a go-to for locals and smart travelers in the know (Chloe Sevigny was photographed shopping there), stocking everything from designer to well-edited no-name vintage and even a small selection of used contemporary designer goods. Because it’s easy to miss—the boutique’s darkened, unsigned storefront windows, located on Lincoln Road Mall, are easily overlooked amidst mega retailers Victoria’s Secret, BCBG and Gap—Fly Boutique’s prices have remained thankfully reasonable.

Decades Vintage

Explore the racks of pretty blouses and cocktail dresses that Audrey Hepburn would've adored.

Bobby from Boston

Owner Bobby Garnett travels the world to find quality, one-of-a-kind vintage pieces ranging from '50s cocktail dresses to patchwork dresses from the '70s. The charming retro-clubhouse setting is a bonus.


Red Light

This Seattle-based shop has an amazing selection of vintage goodies from mod dresses dating to the swinging sixties to cool concert tees dating from the 90s. Its friendly staff and neighborly attitude make shopping here that much more enjoyable.