Boston is home to a wide variety of various vintage, consignment, and thrift boutiques. You can find unique yet fashionable clothing and accessories for any occasion or season. Here’s a list of the best vintage apparel and accessory stores throughout Boston.
SoWa Vintage Market
Only open on Sunday’s, this indoor market sells art, antiques, collectibles, and vintage clothing. Their vendors provide curated collections throughout the year. You can also purchase retro furniture and home décor.
Oona’s is Boston’s oldest secondhand boutique located in Harvard Square. Established in 1972, they carry sequined Valentino jackets, and several vintage brands of jewelry, shoes, and accessories.
Opened in 1986, The Garment District carries over 40,000 pieces of contemporary and vintage clothing. It’s known as a hotspot for those looking for a costume for Halloween or a theme party. It’s your one-stop source for fake noses, wigs, capes, and more at below-market prices. Garment District is also known as the “alternative department store” and has two floors full of clothing racks for every decade.
Bobby From Boston
The store’s founder Bobby Garnett is a New England legend and has provided costumes for successful motion pictures such as A Beautiful Mind, A Bronx Tale, and Moonrise Kingdom. Located close to SoWa Vintage Market, Bobby From Boston sells vintage clothing, high-end menswear, and dresses from the sixties and seventies.
Raspberry Beret operates three locations throughout Maynard and Reading. The store has new inventory every day and features top brands such as BCBG, Michael Kors, Ann Taylor, Calvin Klein, and Lily Pulitzer. You’ll also find vintage clothing in mint-condition as well as trendy, elegant and classic styles.
Boomerangs is owned by the AIDS Action Committee and sells high-quality clothing for men and women. You will find vintage and lightly worn pieces here, and all the proceeds go toward educating about and fighting against AIDS. Boomerangs also sells electronics, books, home goods, and furniture.
40 South Street
Formerly called Gumshoe, this vintage store carries glam disco outfits from the sixties, seventies, and eighties. Their pieces are easy to mix and match and include some of the best punk rock outfits in Boston.
Make sure to stop by these vintage stores in Boston if you’re looking for a stylish upgrade to your wardrobe.