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2022 Best Vintage Tees That Are Actually Vintage

Suplex Vintage

Before there was concert merch, as the kids call it, there were just plain old concert tees. There’s nothing plain or old about the retro t-shirts here, where a random mix of sports, music and Harley-Davidson tops from across the decades lines the racks. The authenticity of the goods is in the hearty cotton fabrics, the Made in USA tags, and, most of all, the single-stitch construction that characterized clothing until the mid-’90s. Read More »

720 South 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

2022 Best Vintage Shop

Philly Vintage Bazaar

Located in Queen Village, this year’s best vintage shop is run by Tracy Feldman, Jen Zimmerman and Abby Codrea, who have been peddling groovy pieces from the ’60s through Y2K since opening last fall. Read More »

744 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

2021 Best Vintage Store Whose Name Encapsulates the Mood of 2020

Cruel World Vintage

There’s nothing like a good vintage t-shirt, and there’s no such thing as too much merch. At Cruel World Vintage, a highly curated collection of vintage clothing is available to suit every nostalgic mood. From Whitney Houston tour memorabilia to dark-wash Levis 501s, you’ll be thrown back to your chosen decade in a flash. Shop online, or email to make an appointment at their private West Philly location. Read More »


2021 Best High-End Vintage, Suburbs

Katy Kane Vintage & Couture

In the wake of the debut of the Halston miniseries on Netflix, Katy Kane — the shop’s owner and an Antiques Roadshow appraiser — sold out of the ’70s designer’s looks in 24 hours, drawing interest from here to Hong Kong. She finds her pieces through private house calls; browse her proverbial closet online, then visit her appointment-­only studio in New Hope. Recently acquired: designs from Jackie Kennedy favorite Sybil Connolly. Read More »


2021 Best High-End Vintage, City

Moore Vintage Archive

At this shop in the Bok Building, you can level-up your wardrobe with vintage women’s wear from Issey Miyake and John Paul Gaultier and expand your mind with rare books from writers of color like Sonia Sanchez and Toni Morrison. Read More »

1901 South 9th Street #1H, Philadelphia, PA Website

2020 Best Vintage Shop for Designer Labels

Wayward Collection

All the offerings here are thoughtfully chosen, but the designer selection is a standout because it focuses on form, not flash — nothing is logoed or loud. You’ll revel in the joy of knowing that your jacquard blouse is 1970s YSL, your shirtdress is Halston, and your wide-leg pants are D&G — but no one else will know. Read More »

Operates inside Cuttalossa & Co., 47 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

2020 Best Vintage Shop for MInimalists


The vintage goods in this Kennett Square shop form a well-curated collection — a Wynona Rider ’90s flowered dress, a Working Girl ’80s white blouse, a Michelle Pfeiffer puff-sleeve jumpsuit from the ’70s — that says, “I’m cultured and deep but never over-the-top.” Read More »

210 South Mill Road, suite 103, Kennett Square, PA | 610-444-3570 | Website

2020 Best Remixed Vintage Apparel

Grant Blvd.

Former Jenkintown councilmember and teacher Kimberly McGlonn launched her line in 2017 with a clear and personal mission: to create something sustainable, and to support those who came through or are in the prison system. And every time you snap up one of her pieces — fuchsia jeans with sewn-in denim pockets, cropped tie-front blouses made from reclaimed materials — you’re supporting the cause. Read More »

| 225-773-6247 | Website

2020 Best Vintage Shop for Sneakers

Common Ground

How to be a style setter and do your part for the planet in one step: Shop here. On a recent scroll through their site, we spotted basically mint-condition Nike LeBron 9s from 2011, unworn Yeezys from 2018, and nearly new, hard-to-find green Rick Owens for Adidas sneaks for $230. Read More »

134 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

2020 Best Vintage Shop for Quantity

Bulk Vintage

Bulk is the depot that sells vintage to vintage stores. Pre-COVID, they’d open up their warehouse to the public once a month. They’ve since pivoted, and smartly so: You can now shop their site and buy by the bundle — as in, a collection of 12 blouses from the 1970s for $60. Read More »

4324 Tackawanna Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-533-2300 | Website