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Best Vintage Clothing

2017 Best Vintage Clothing

Bobby from Boston

Boston
Proprietor Bobby Garnett is no longer with us, but his spirit lives on at his eponymous South End shop. Looking for a vintage hatbox? Aviator […] read more»
2016 Best Vintage Clothing

Covet

Boston
Even the pets are well dressed: On our last trip to this Southie consignment boutique, we spotted the Chihuahua mascot, Olive, rocking a fierce faux-fur […] read more»
2015 Best Vintage Clothing

SoWa Vintage Market

Boston
If the thrill is in the hunt, then giddiness springs eternal at SoWa’s weekly conglomerate of throwback merchants. Clothing hawkers come and go throughout the […] read more»
2014 Best Vintage Clothing

Oona’s

Cambridge
If you lack the patience to sift through piles and paw through racks to find vintage gems, head to this Harvard Square institution, where staffers […] read more»
2012 Best Vintage Clothing

Artifaktori

Somerville
Not everyone who shops at vintage spots wants to resemble a ’50s pinup gal—including us. We’d rather comb through the brilliantly stocked, sensibly priced racks […] read more»
2011 Best Vintage Clothing

Poor Little Rich Girl

Cambridge
Score iconic pieces from every era—Edwardian velvet gowns, 1950s sock-hop skirts, and last season’s Marc Jacobs babydoll dresses, for starters—at well-below-typical vintage prices at these […] read more»
2010 Best Vintage Clothing, Men's

Bobby from Boston

Boston
If you like vintage-inspired menswear from Ben Sherman and Rogues Gallery, you’ll love Bobby from Boston, a time capsule of a boutique owned by world […] read more»
2010 Best Vintage Clothing, Jewelry

Twentieth Century Limited

Boston
This tiny Beacon Hill basement shop is like your great-aunt’s jewelry collection, only better (and bigger). The display cases at Twentieth Century Limited are organized […] read more»
2008 Best Vintage Clothing

Bobby from Boston

Boston
For anyone who didn’t have a crazy great-aunt who spent like a fiend, wore things once, and saved it all, owner Bobby Garnett has an […] read more»
2007 Best Vintage Clothing

History

Cambridge
This is vintage for the finicky. No wading through bins, no discarding racks’ worth of garments for signs of age or questionable authenticity. Co-owner and […] read more»
2005 Best Vintage Clothing

Café Society

Brookline
When it comes to looking good, creativity is key. Learn to express yourself, piece together original outfits, and steer away from mass-marketed merchandise by heading […] read more»
2004 Best Vintage Clothing

Oona’s

Cambridge
Given fashion’s current obsession with the past, the vintage store is at the forefront of style. Oona’s, just outside Harvard Square, has us swooning over […] read more»
2003 Best Vintage Clothing

The Garment District

Cambridge
You might have trouble concentrating on the threads inside this giant Alice-in-Wonderland warehouse. After all, the décor—from a statue of a silver horse in full […] read more»
2002 Best Vintage Clothing

Garment District

Cambridge
Rummaging through the racks at the Garment District is like looking for the Mona Lisa at the Louvre. That perfect paisley shirt, pleather skirt, or […] read more»
2001 Best Vintage Clothing

Oona’s

Cambridge
This small store has been catering to the Cambridge and Boston cognoscenti for nearly 30 years. Vintage clothing hounds flock here to pick through the […] read more»