Cities like Paris and NYC are often cited for their incredible vintage stores. While there’s no doubting these spots are meccas for vintage lovers, it’s best not to overlook other places where the merchandise is less likely to be picked over. In Chicago, there are cool vintage stores worth a visit, specializing in everything from couture to wedding dresses to ’90s fashion. Want to see the spots worth bookmarking for your next visit?
Keep reading to find out the best thrift stores in Chicago.
Luxury Garage Vintage is like walking into vintage couture heaven. In fact, the boutique is well known for its perfectly preserved merchandise from brands like Chanel, Gucci, and Céline. As the name indicates, this shop is stocked with luxury, so don’t go searching for the $10 table!
After years of dressing and designing for rock-and-roll elites, founder Liz Meyer created an eclectic store to sell her premium finds from around the globe. Silver Moon also happens to showcase the Midwest’s largest collection of vintage wedding dresses. You are guaranteed to discover plenty of vintage bridal textiles, trimmings, and silhouettes.
Dying for a pair of retro hoop earrings or bold refurbished boots? Look no further—Kokorokoko will fulfill all of your ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s vintage needs. Trust us: After entering the store, you’ll be overwhelmed by the amount of fluorescence and fanny packs.
Situated in the Andersonville district, Brimfield will make you want to go camping, in the best possible way. With piles of wool blankets, comfy flannel fabrics, and a reupholstery service, its vintage selection can’t be beat.
Eskell is your answer to individual style and statement pieces. The Chicago store is overflowing with funky jewelry and one-of-a-kind handmade silk fabrics—it’s like adult treasure hunting.
Next, shop for vintage-inspired T-shirts.
Wear yours with clean white sneakers.
Faded font makes for a better vintage tee.
Pair this band tee with your favorite leather.
Style this vintage Madonna tee with this summer's hottest print—gingham.
Upgrade your everyday white tee with a graphic design.
This refurbished tee has chic cutouts.
Make this shirt the focal point of your outfit.
Tie dye is an easy way to nail the vintage look.
Vintage tops can easily be styled with any denim bottoms.
Go for this modern baseball tee.
A band tee is an easy way to add detail to your outfit.
Pair this tee with some white booties.
Add patches to your old tees to give them a vintage feel.
Fashion girls love a French-influenced graphic tee.
Wear this T-shirt with any skirt to dress down an outfit.
Go for this black-and-white option.
Throw this tee on with your favorite vintage shorts for the beach.
This buy is a no-brainer.