San Francisco & East Bay Vintage Clothing Store Reviews

La Rosa Vintage
1711 Haight St. San Francisco (415) 668-3744

30's, 40's and 50's rule in this store - with some 60's. A little of everything here. Men's and Women's shoes, hats, gloves, suits, 2-tone jackets, dresses... the whole vintage sha-bang. A certain must go!

Price wise - A little on the pricey end, but for the most part, what you pay will be worth the dough, certainly some nice pieces.

Guys and Dolls
3789 24th St., San Francisco (415) 285-7174

Small store, I do mean small. 40's and 50's rule in this store - with some 60's. A little of everything here. Great women's gabardine suits! Vintage reproductions, flowers, trinkets, men's suits, nice gab too. I dig this store, a must go!

Price wise - What you pay will be worth the dough, certainly some nice pieces. Though some short sleeve men's I would consider pricey.

Unforgettable
2435 Polk St., San Francisco (415) 474-0115

Relocated from Petaluma, they only do women's, with just men's hats and ties.... Very few items past 1960... you won't find any polyester in this store.

Aardvark's Odd Ark
1501 Haight St., San Francisco (415) 621-3141

Be ready to wade through gobs and gobs of 60's and 70's. Here and there you'll spot a great piece. Make sure you check out the garment, some of their stuff is really beat up. No shoes. If you have the time, a must go. I've found plenty of hidden gems there.

Price wise - If you find that one or two good pieces, it will be worth the time.

American Rag
1305 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco (415) 441-0537

Tucked in the back of the store is oodles of 50's, 60's and 70's. A smattering of 40's too. Hit and miss - sometimes you'll find it all, other times, nada.

Price-wise - Middle of the row, not really any nice pieces for collectors.

Retro-Fit Vintage
910 Valencia St ., San Francisco (415) 550-1530

Again, a store that used to be home to a good amount of 40's and 50's. The ole' 70's bug has hit them. Very cool changing room, the door is one you would find on a battleship.

Price-wise - When they had good stuff, not bad.

     

Schauplatz Clothing & Furniture
791 Valencia St., San Francisco (415) 864-5665

If you are looking for 40's, you've walked into the wrong store. 60's and 70's is the king here. Once in blue-moon you'll find something else and it will probably be 80's.

Price-wise - The one 1940's gab jacket they had was pricey.

Wasteland
1660 Haight St., San Francisco (415) 863 3150

Wasteland is a mixing pot of used clothing from all era's. Mainly 60's - 80's. They do carry vintage clothing from the 40's - 50's. Reet vintage denim, ladies dresses, skirts, fitted jackets, men's gab shirts, western wear. Certainly worth a quick look.

Price wise - Mostly on the upper-spectrum, but certainly some nice pieces on the wall.

Drug Store
Misson @ Precita

Furniture, odds and ends, one room with good vintage clothing. Women's and men's clothing from the 30's to the 60's, everything is in good condition. This store also has a nice collection of Bakelite.

Mascara Vintage
1747 Polk Street @ Washington

Some 50s, lots of 70s and 80s.

East Bay Vintage Clothing Store Reviews

Twisters Vintage
2445 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley (510) 548 9478

Twisters is a mixing pot of used clothing from all era's. Mainly 60's - 80's, though they do carry vintage clothing from the 40's - 50's. Some western, suits, shoes, ties, belts, dresses, the whole sha-bang. Lots of cool retro knick knacks and trinkets, I dig this store!

Price wise - Middle of the row

Retro Diva
(Inside Alameda Antiques & Collectibles)
1519 Park Street, Alameda (510) 521 4228

Vintage men's and women's clothing...

Brownies Vintage
2309 B Encinal Ave. Alameda (510) 523-0112
 
Brownies Vintage (store #2)
2001 Milvia St. @ University, Berkeley

Dolled Up
San Pablo @ Dwight, Berkeley
Women's Only

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San Pablo @ Dwight, Berkeley
Men, Women & Children

 

 

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Store Reviews by Tanoa Stewart - Old Timey Artists (Duplication prohibited without consent)