For one-of-a-kind pieces that stand out in a crowd and bring timeless chic to a closet, vintage shops are where it’s at. Consignment and vintage shops are also a great way to revamp your wardrobe without going over budget. Philadelphia is bursting with stylish haunts for vintage looks for men, women and children.
Hours: Mon, Wed – Sat 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sun 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
This bright and friendly boutique located in the South Street Headhouse District has a great selection of men’s and women’s fashion from the 1950s through the 80s. Astro Vintage is stocked with quality garments to add flare to staple wardrobe pieces. Shoppers will also find house wares and accessories. Like Astro Vintage’s Facebook page to keep up-to-date on sales and new arrivals.
Hours: Mon – Sat 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sun 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Specializing in designer wears, this consignment shop caters to the designer fashion lovers who crave top name labels on a discount. Visitors will find contemporary to designer labels gracing the racks, and there’s even an “under $20 sale room” for bargain-loving fashionistas. As a premier consignment company, Second Time Around offers customers and consignors a high-end experience on a budget.
Hours: Tues – Sat 12p.m. – 8 p.m.; Sun 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
This family-owned boutique curates an eclectic selection of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, and house wares that are sure to satisfy all cravings for vintage. Located in the uber hip East Passyunk section of Philadelphia, Sweet Jane is nestled between stylish boutiques, restaurants and salons.
Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Wed: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Closed all Sundays December and January
This upscale boutique in Narberth is a hot spot for high end vintage apparel and accessories. Owner Robin Eklund shops pieces from New York City, Palm Beach, Las Vegas and Los Angeles with “label conscious ladies” in mind. The FIT alum stocks her bi-level store with amazing pieces and the staff is readily available for all your personal shopping needs.
Hours: Mon – Fri 12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Sat 10 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Located in the heart of Swarthmore, this consignment boutique carries a delightful selection of apparel and accessories ranging from designer labels to current trend pieces. A must-stop for jewels and baubles; it is always worth the trip. And even if you can’t make the trip, there’s an online store that ships orders for free to anywhere in the U.S.
Michelle Conron is a style and fashion enthusiast residing in Philadelphia, Pa. Her work can be found here.