Now that vintage is in vogue, finding the best mint-condition pieces is like a treasure hunt. Here are a few of the top shops for vintage around the country.
Ahab Bowen is where Trina Turk shops when visiting Dallas. Locals love the shop’s well-preserved dresses from the ’40s to the ’80s, as well as the vintage rock tees.
2614 Boll St., Dallas, (214) 720-1874
The Attic offers 10,000 square feet of cool retro gear. Men’s button-down polos from the ’50s, cocktail dresses, and polyester everything from the ’70s.
1018 Main St., Las Vegas, Nevada, (702) 388-2848
Fly Boutique is a favorite pick for vintage in Miami Beach, with choice goods from the ’50s to the ’80s — including reconstructed ’70s dresses and, for the guys, polyester long-sleeved shirts. Naturally.
650 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, Florida, (305) 604-8508
Lily claims to have kicked off the vintage trend with Demi Moore’s 1992 Oscars gown. Since then, stars and mortals alike have perused its pricey designer racks.
9044 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, California, (323) 852-0667
Screaming Mimi’s has been doing vintage in NYC since the ’70s, and now it has some of the best gear around (Pucci, YSL, Von Furstenberg). Also in Tokyo.
382 Lafayette St., New York, New York, (212) 677-6464
Torso lists Scissor Sisters, Aerosmith, and Lenny Kravitz as clients. All love the shop’s Hollywood-glam, designer vintage.
36 S.W. Third Ave., Portland, Oregon, (503) 294-1493
Venus & Mars/Silvery Moon is actually two stores in one. Kinda like Certs, remember? They specialize in ’70s disco, poofy prom dresses from the ’50s, and, of course, Elvis sunglasses.
2830 Bransford Ave., Nashville, Tennessee, (615) 269-8357
Wacky Cats is known for its chill, retro dresses from the ’20s to the ’70s. Purrfect for cocktails, anything formal, or a special occasion.
3012 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, Illinois, (773) 929-6701