Shop at the best vintage clothing shops in Chicago and travel back in time – tulle party dresses, gabardine, box clutch purses and pillbox hats. You can find anything and everything from haute couture to men’s and women’s clothing, jewelry and accessories spanning the decades from the turn of the 20th Century on.
1755 West North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Some notable pieces at Silver Moon include an organdy polka dot eyelet tiered wedding dress from the 1950s, and a teal Raymond Hudd hat. The shop features men’s and women’s vintage clothing, bridal, lingerie and jewelry from the 1890s through the 1980s. Take advantage of a vintage make-up application service to help you complete your look. What makes this shop truly unique is “The Rock Collection.” Shop owner Liz Meyer is a touring wardrobe artist who currently works for Aerosmith and was able to obtain pieces from lead singer Steven Tyler’s private collection of designer clothing from 1980 to 1990. These items are available for viewing and sale by appointment only. Store hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
3862 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, Ill. 60613
LuLu’s is a Parisian style vintage women’s jewelry and clothing boutique, with pieces dating back to the 1930s. Owner Laurie Davis was inspired as a young girl by the treasures and antiques her father would bring home from around the world. Davis herself now travels worldwide to find pieces for her collection, which include elegant party dresses, bridal gowns, purses, costume jewelry, hats, fur and coats. The shop is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
This small vintage shop in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood has a steady turnover of inventory, so visit often, either online or at their brick-and-mortar shop. It’s possible to find everything from women’s clothing and accessories, to home décor, bikes and even a sewing machine or mint green Zenith TV. The store also accepts items to sell on consignment and is open seven days a week from noon to 8 p.m.