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Boston's Best Vintage Shops

It's like they say: everything old is new again. Vintage is a hot trend that is only getting hotter. You won't find these fashion treasures at the local mall. If you really want to experience the style of decades past the way that it was intended, visit one of these Boston vintage or consignment shop to get your fix.

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40 South Street
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40 South Street
40 South St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 522-5066

40 South Street is the new name of an old vintage shop called Gumshoe. As Gumshoe, they served the local area for more than 25 years as a vintage store exclusively for men. However, 40 South Street recently added vintage women's fashions to the store's repertoire to broaden the customer base. The store isn't very glamorous and space is limited, but what it lacks in square footage 40 South Street more than makes up for with its nice selection of clothing, especially from the threads from the 1960s and 1970s.

Shopping & Style Vintage, Oona's Experienced Clothing
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Oona's Experienced Clothing
1210 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 491-2654

Oona's Experienced Clothing has been serving up vintage looks since the 1970s. They offer clothing from the 1930s to the 1980s, all neatly arranged on the racks and shelves that line the walls. The pieces here eccentric and one-of-a-kind, which makes this shop a local favorite. Like many other vintage shops, Oona's Experienced Clothing is short on space. Fortunately, the space they do have is clean and organized, making shopping here a pleasant experience.

Shopping & Style Vintage, SoWa Vintage Market
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SoWa Vintage Market
460 C Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 921-4773

SoWa Vintage Market is not technically a vintage shop. It is actually an entire collection of vendors who sell vintage furnishings, jewelry, art, lighting, decor, clothing and antiques. The marketplace is open only on Sundays and the first Friday of each month, but a trip here is well worth the wait. All of the vendors here are required to rotate their stock on a weekly basis to keep their inventory fresh and exciting. They do not sell reproductions, modern furnishings or imports, but instead offer strictly vintage and antique goods.

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Shopping & Style Vintage, Poor Little Rich Girl
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Poor Little Rich Girl
121 Hampshire St.
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 873-0809

Poor Little Rich Girl is a consignment shop with a wide range of offerings, from designer jeans to jewelry and accessories. The shop also specializes in vintage clothing that is at least 25 years old. Poor Little Rich Girl only sells vintage items that are in perfect or near-perfect condition without odors, stains or damage, so you can be sure you're getting quality items. Poor Little Rich Girl is neat and well-organized, so putting together the perfect vintage look is a breeze.

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Tracey Parece is a bibliophile, audiophile, writer and photographer from Boston, Massachusetts. She loves slow-moving turtles, real sugar and the works of William Shakespeare. Her work can be found at

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