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BEST Vintage Clothing

2003 BEST Vintage Clothing

The Garment District


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 stampede to a collection of Velvises behind the counter—is as sense-boggling as the merchandise. Direct… read more»

2002 BEST Vintage Clothing

Garment District


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 even preppy blue blazer is there—you just know it is—but the place is so full… read more»

2001 BEST Vintage Clothing



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 recycled threads from the past five decades—and for the extensive selection of vintage jewelry and… read more»

2000 BEST Vintage Clothing

Maude Mango


If all the apocalyptic angst surrounding last New Year’s Eve proved anything it’s that the past is not such a bad place to be. Dress the part, why don’t you: Maureen Dahill does, and she makes a living selling cast-offs… read more»

1999 BEST Vintage Clothing

Cafe Society


With fashion taking its inspiration from all things retro, you might want to check out the real thing. This store carries men’s and women’s clothing and accessories form the ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s, pieces that can be easily matched with… read more»

1994 BEST Vintage Clothing

Second Time Around


One test of a truly great vintage clothing store is its selection of well-worn Levis. Second Time Around has the city’s best collection of gently worn denim, as well as a respectable showing in designer business wear. If you’re willing… read more»