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Best Vintage Clothing Shops In the Twin Cities

November 9, 2010 5:19 PM

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With vintage, what’s old is new again. Retro wear has become something of its own trend and fashion statement. Celebs have long boasted of one-of-a-kind vintage looks on the red carpet and now that posh, glamorous style is popping up all over the Twin Cities.

Some of the best vintage shops have been offering these classic looks for years — celebrating decades of retro styling and alluring outfits.

While it seems each store has its own unique twist or specialty, we’ve listed a few worth checking out for clothing, furniture and yes, even bridal gowns.

Via’s Vintage

2408 South Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55405

(612) 374-3649
http://viasvintage.com/

The iconic vintage shop of Hennepin Avenue, Via’s features women’s and men’s fashions, plus shoes galore, accessories from every decade and a fantastic jewelry selection. Some great finds at Via’s even stretch back to the 1800s. With 2,000 square feet of space, there’s plenty at Via’s for any vintage shopper.

Buffalo Exchange

2727 South Lyndale Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55408

(612) 871-9115
http://www.buffaloexchange.com

Buffalo Exchange may be found throughout the states, but its Minneapolis location marks a rare find for the Midwest. The consignment shop features top fashion looks from every era and is simply a must for Halloween costumes and theme parties.

Tatters Clothing

2928 South Lyndale Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55408

(612) 823-5285
http://tattersvintageclothing.com/

Considered a vintage haven, Tatters specializes in both buying and selling retro pieces from the 70s and earlier. Find a variety of motorcycle jackets, rock T’s, military wear and of course, all styles of black combat boots.

Andrea’s Vintage Bridal

723 West 26th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55410

(612) 716-8006
http://vintagebridal.biz/

When it comes to finding that “something old,” Andrea’s Vintage Bridal store has everything and more for a bride-to-be. Known as the place for one-of-a-kind vintage accessories and bridal gowns, Andrea’s is a unique spot for brides wanting to avoid a cookie-cutter look.

Everyday People Clothing

1599 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104

(651) 644-4410
http://www.everydaypeopleclothing.com/

Everyday People has two locations — one in St. Paul and another in Uptown. The shop sells and features some of the best selection of vintage clothing and one-of-a-kind must haves. Stop here for the latest trends or to recycle last year’s styles.

Go Vintage

1560 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104

(651) 646-4455
http://www.govintageshop.com/

Distinctive dresses and fashion trends from every decade are readily available at Go Vintage, a locally-owned store in St. Paul. The family-run business takes their own love of vintage duds to heart, featuring an ever-changing selection of great pieces.

Blacklist Vintage

25 East 27th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 872-8552
http://www.blacklistvintage.com/

Blacklist Vintage is a little shop just as fun and funky as its regular patrons. Full of vintage clothing and fun stylish accessories, this vintage shop has been known for its retro offerings, including home décor and great costume looks.

Lula’s Vintage Wear

1587 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104

At Lula’s, not only do you get a great selection of vintage wear at seriously good deals but you get the organization to quickly find what you’re looking for. From coats to hats to retro dresses, the store has all the trends from 1940 to 1970 in men’s and women’s fashions.

Sophie Joe’s Emporium

453 West Seventh St.
St. Paul, MN 55102

(651) 224-1357
http://www.sophiejoesemporium.com/Home.html

Sophie Joe’s features vintage items from more than 50 independent vendors, bringing customers the latest finds and fashions. Named after the owner’s mother and father, the shop works to keep things as cute and trendy on the outside as it is on the inside.

Swank Retro

1910 West University Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104

(651) 646-5777
http://swankretro.com/

Located “under the sputnik sign,” Swank offers shoppers a world of vintage — from clothing to furniture, art to textiles, mod lovers of all varieties will find it at Swank. This shop is only opened on the weekends, so plan a visit ahead of time and check out the goods.

Up Six

157 North Snelling Ave.
St Paul, MN 55104

(651) 917-0470
http://www.upsixvintage.com/

Up Six is known for its wide variety of both retro furniture and endless racks of vintage clothing. From the different decades of digs, you’ll find unique items and plenty of inspiration. Furniture is set up to be perfectly copied and pasted into your living room.

Sara Boyd is a Web Producer at WCCO.com.

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