Best of Boston

2012 Best Vintage Clothing


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 at Artifaktori for cozy fisherman’s sweaters, gently worn floral Dr. Martens, and beaded detachable collars. Yes, there are several ladylike frocks of yore to please those seeking retro looks, but they all say “fashion” rather than “costume.”

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