Vintage Couture From Coast to Coast


by Alexandra Pauline – April 16, 2012

A Guide to Second Hand Designer Deals

Trendsetting is a full time job.  So, if you’re a bohemian beauty looking for a classic a clutch or a hint of 70′s flair, Fab & Fru’s 2012 Guide to Vintage Shopping has the TOP nationwide hot spots for finding that one of a kind, diamond in the rough, for a fraction of the original price!

Brooklyn or Bust

While Manhattan may have the monopoly on vintage haute couture, like the selective designer styles found at Resurrection in Soho, Brooklyn is definitely the place for second hand treasures at more affordable prices…

Brooklyn local Alexandra Citrin says Greenpoint’s hidden Coral Thrift Store is her all time favorite place to shop.  Packed with 90′s Calvin Klein dresses, Ferragamo heels, and perfectly broken in leather cross body bags, the only thing that could make this place better is the fact that – YES – everything is priced around $20!  But don’t stop there… nearby Williamsburg is packed with vintage clothing shops, and Stella Dallas is our Fab & Fru fave!

Chanel in Chicago

McShane’s Exchange in Lincoln Park is one of the top resale boutiques in the Midwest.  Their website confirms that they reject labels like H&M and even Chico’s and are committed to only stocking high-end brands like St. John and Gucci.

If you’re looking to splurge on a more red-carpet ready look, check out Decollage in the West Loop.  This store’s accessories are just as decadent as their separates.  From Valentino to Christian Louboutin, you’ll be in excellent designer hands.  Though the average price tag of $200 and up for the really exceptional couture pieces may sound high, the quality of these one of a kind FINDS, may just make it worth the investment.

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4 Responses to “Vintage Couture From Coast to Coast”

  1. Jess says:

    Always so informative, Thanks!

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  3. louie says:

    Suggest you Gal’s go into your Mom’s closet and shop for free. It will also help reduce the clutter she’s accumulated. a win-win for all.

  4. Amy says:

    Resurrection is nice but far from being cheap… I will check out Coral Thrift, but I would take louie’s advice: look in your mom’s closet!!! :)

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