Updated February 2020
If you look hard enough, the Big D flaunts a vast selection of vintage finds. There’s a certain retro vibe to the Southwest in general, and we love hunting for pieces for a themed party, or to pair with a new outfit, or to be more sustainable. Whatever the reasoning, put your thrifting pants on and dive into these hot spots with vintage selections.
Crossroads joined Deep Ellum at the end of 2019, sitting right on Main Street, but while it might be one of the newest vintage shops for Dallas, for one of us, it brought a wave of nostalgia. Founded in 1991 and one of the original resale fashion retailers, Crossroads hails from California, where one of us grew up, so we fondly remember the days of trading out various pairs of jeans and Juicy tracksuits at Crossroads. We love it for inexpensive, but trendy designer or seasonal pieces to have some fun with...and no piece is older than 2 years. We could spend hours rummaging through the racks of men's and women's clothing, accessories and shoes, but to help, they hang some of their best pieces on the wall!
You can sell to Crossroads too, any day of the week without an appointment. You can even download the Crossroads Trading app to check the line before going! In return for your hand-me-downs, Crossroads pays 30% of the value in cash or 50% in trade, so if you love vintage shopping, you can continue to recycle out clothing.
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Hidden on Haskell, this Dallas vintage store is an absolute treasure, and one of the best in the city. Dolly Python is one of a few shops in Dallas that’s rotating selection is dictated by a diverse sampling of local vendors. In the front of the store, you’ll see their own selection of furs, jeans, costume jewelry, decades of clothing and cowboy boots. Head to the other part, and find booths by different vendors, that all look like a page out of “I Spy.” And now there’s a Bishop Arts outpost too that focuses more on furniture and decor!
RARE HEART VINTAGE
Rare Heart Vintage was the brainchild of Katie Randle who we slowly came to know over the years from interacting with her as a sales associate at Favor the Kind. Her style, and ways in which she could pair vintage pieces together, was something you didn’t not notice, so it wasn't any surprise when we learned she actually sold vintage clothing finds at Favor the Kind. It surprised us even less when she opened her own brick-and-mortar shop in Bishop Arts for a full fledged store of cool, hipster vintage clothing and accessories for both men and women. From leather jackets to Levi denim to bandanas to hats to flannel to 50’s & 60’s retro bags to jewelry and more, we love stopping by and hunting for gems to add to our closets!
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Originating as a posh pop-up haven, Flea Style’s Brittany Cobb realized there was a real demand for stylish women’s decor and clothing in Dallas. This Deep Ellum sweet spot is covered with hand selected goods from many of the female vendors that Flea Style has been working with for years. The light and airy feel of the store flow through to the vintage section tucked towards the back. It’s a beautiful mix of both new and vintage finds, for your closet or your home. Head out back for a make-your-own-succulent-pot area or head up to their new place at The Star in Frisco for vintage Cowboy gear and a restaurant!
If you’re looking for vintage band shirts and jackets, look no further than Vintage Cowboy located at the Farmer’s Market! This pop up you can find under the Shed every Saturday and Sunday, has an extensive collection of various band shirts from the Grateful Dead to The Rolling Stones and everything in between. If you’re a rock and roll groupie, this is your paradise!
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Who ever Lula B is, we want to meet her. Bold and to the point, this vintage vendor has “Cool Stuff for Cool People” splattered across the front of its design district address. Lula B’s has that warehouse feel, with every corner crammed with vintage and consigned goods for the taking. If you’re in the market for seventies-style statement furniture, a stylish fur coat or a sweet hat to complete your look - Lula B’s is the spot. Between the two locations, there are over 60 vendors from all walks of life. Some are decades-long collectors, others are twenty-somethings looking for some side cash - all are epic.
This showroom is completely unassuming, situated where Riverfront meets Market Center. This is you 80’s and 90’s clothing haven, jam-packed with inventory. Store owner, Keith Marrs has been in the biz for over 28 years, scouting Texas for the best of denim, band Ts and cowboy (and Cowboys) gear. The wholesaler often opens to the public and the more you buy, the cheap the clothes. New stuff rotates through every two weeks so if you don’t find what you’re looking for, be sure to swing back through.
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This is your spot for any high-end, designer demands. Vintage Martini is the classiest and flashiest of Dallas’ consignment and second hand scene. Expect to find the ultimate New Years Eve outfit or a one-of-a-kind statement piece or designed goods from across the decades to suit your most sophisticated needs! And the owners are extremely knowledgeable if you have any questions about their pieces, or are looking for anything in particular when you go in!
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Another more upscale vintage shop, Jack Retro on Greenville Ave also couples as a consignment store for designer goods…think all the Chanel bags and Hermes scarves without the new-retail price. They also have fabulous designer vintage pieces though, and we love shifting through to imagine what life might have been like back in the day…the pieces are so well kept and timeless. If you don’t want to head into their store, you can check online to see current inventory! And not everything will break your bank!
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