Best Vintage Clothing Shops In Houston

May 10, 2011 12:25 AM

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Shopping vintage is a great way to craft a unique style, be a friend to the environment and many even save some green. The best vintage clothing shops in Houston offer some one-of-a-kind pieces from simpler times. — Amber Hilton
cheeky vintage Best Vintage Clothing Shops In Houston


Cheeky Vintage

2134 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 533-1121

Opened by two friends with a true passion for vintage clothing, Cheeky Vintage is a beautiful shop that sells “modern couture with a past.” Among the vintage clothing you’ll find here are cocktail dresses, gowns, suits, jackets, bridal dresses, hats, shoes, handbags and scarves. The store itself is nearly as beautiful as the merchandise, which displays the quality construction and fabrics of days gone by. On the walls, you’ll see photos of the owners’ inspiration – the late, great Audrey Hepburn. If you love vintage clothing and old-school glamor, you’ll absolutely love this store! Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment.

retropolis Best Vintage Clothing Shops In Houston

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321 West 19th St.
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 861-1950|

Located in the artsy Heights area of Houston, this vintage shop offers both men’s and women’s vintage clothing. The small storefront is deceiving, as Retropolis offers tons of vintage merchandise. If you’re willing to do some digging to find that perfect piece, you’ll have some quality options to choose from here. The wide selection includes everything from clothing and accessories to records, toys and household items. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Replay on 19th Street

373 West 19th St.
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 863-9344

Voted 2010’s best vintage clothing store by the Houston Press, Replay on 19th Street is another boutique shop located in the artsy Heights neighborhood. You can find both men’s and women’s clothing here, dating back roughly to 1940-1980. The shop covers about 2,500 square feet and offers clothing and accessories such as handbags and jewelry. The prices here are fair for a vintage shop, and the staff is known for being willing to negotiate.

Buffalo Exchange

Westheimer Location
1618 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 523-8701

Heights Location
249 West 19th St.
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 868-2400

Although there are several Buffalo Exchange locations nationwide, every store is unique due to the fact that they specialize in vintage and “recycled” fashions. This popular vintage shop also takes consignments; whether you’re ready to recycle your old wardrobe for something from another era or just like to change up your style piece by piece, this is the store for you. There are two locations in Houston: one in the upscale Westheimer shopping area and one in the trendy Heights neighborhood. Westheimer Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Heights Hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

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