The Best Vintage Fashion Destinations Across America

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When it comes to vintage shopping, we don’t really have a type—meaning, we love the super glossy emporiums with a museum vibe just as much as the mom-and-pops you have to dig your way through to find treasure. We don’t discriminate, because high or low, all fashion with a past shares the same common denominator: undeniable character. Here, 15 cities that promise a unique quest for any budget—from pristine Hermès Kelly bags to perfectly destroyed band tees.

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@whatgoesaroundnyc

What Goes Around Comes Around in East Hampton

Known For: Incredible vintage denim (like orange label Levi's), stacks of perfectly faded retro T-shirts and highly-coveted designer accessories and jewelry.

@cmadeleines

C. Madeleines in Miami

Known For: The grandiose size of the actual store (think warehouse!), meticulously organized with separate sections for crochet, Victorian lace, Hawaiian prints, etc. and a range of prices for any budget.

@archivevintage

Archive Vintage in Austin

Known For: Gorgeously curated accessories, runway pieces (loads of Chanel!) and costume jewelry worth splurging on.

@prettypennyclothing

Pretty Penny in Oakland

Known For: Bohemian crochet, romantic florals and anything with a hippie-chic vibe.

@heldovervintage

Held Over in San Francisco

Known For: A wide range of merchandise ranging from '80s warm-up jackets to Penny Lane shearling coats to covetable rock T-shirts.

@theperfectpurse

The Perfect Purse in Southampton

Known For: An insane collection of handbags including super high-end crocodile Birkins, chic Gucci logo bags and everything in between.

@garmentdistrict

The Garment District in Boston

Known For: Really bright colorful rails of dresses that are your answer for what to wear to a destination wedding, ridiculously cool denim and sundresses for days.

@dejavuvintagefinery

Deja Vu Vintage Finery in Palm Springs

Known For: All the amazing prints and patterns you would expect to see at a pool party in Palm Springs circa 1965.

@resurrectionvintage

Resurrection in New York City

Known For: Mint-condition '60s, '70s and '80s luxury designer pieces, museum-calibre curation and red-carpet worthy gowns (both their new NYC location and Los Angeles store are on the radar of every celebrity stylist).

@shopcanary

Canary in Dallas

Known For: Having an eclectic mix of statement accessories and pieces from a mix of decades including more recent years.

@ragorama

Rag-O-Rama in Atlanta

Know For: Rails of distressed and stone-washed denim, retro T-shirts and prices that won't break the bank.

@shopual

United Apparel Liquidators in Nashville

Known For: Insanely good deals housed in an unassuming strip mall, racks of thrift priced at 70-90% off retail prices.

Courtesy of Broad Ripple Vintage

Broad Ripple Vintage in Indianapolis

Known For: Cases of costume jewelry, throw-back T-shirts and prices that won't give you buyer's remorse.

@decadesinc

Decades in Los Angeles

Known For: Incredibly special designer pieces, pristine mint-condition quality and a loyal celebrity following (this Melrose boutique is on speed dial for every It-girl in Hollywood).

Courtesy of Vintage Underground

Vintage Underground in Chicago

Known For: Specializing in vintage jewelry with vast collections of Bakelite, Swarovski crystal and rare designer pieces.