The Best Vintage Fashion Destinations Across America

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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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.


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.


Archive Vintage in Austin

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


Pretty Penny in Oakland

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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).


Canary in Dallas

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


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.


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.

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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.


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).

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Vintage Underground in Chicago

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