Best Vintage Shopping In Dallas

January 2, 2011 10:19 PM


For some people the idea of wearing clothing once owned by other people isn’t appealing. But don’t let that mentality leave you out in the cold when it comes to owning classic items from couture clothing designers, antique furniture, and nostalgic items that make the mind wander.

Vintage Martini

1106 W. Main Street
Carrollton, TX 75006
(972) 466-4400

This is designer vintage boutique is a wonderful source for fashionable finds from YSL, Halston, Chanel and more! A supporter of the Texas Fashion Collection, the owner often donates museum worthy pieces to Texas’ premier historic fashion collection.

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Archive Vintage

2912 Maple Ave # A
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 999-8921

Great designer vintage shop across from the Stoneleigh Hotel. Archive offers up designer vintage from the 1960s through the 1990s. This boutique even boasts Rachel Zoe as a fan! The bargains include $10, $15, and $20 bins filled with vintage clothes, purses, shoes, and belts.

Lula B’s Antique Mall

2639 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 824-2185

The somewhat flea market style Lule B’s is more a ‘day trip’. Expect to find everything from vintage furiture to dishes to clothes. For a bit of nostalgia head to the back where the vintage toy selection is kept. There’s an extensive selection of cowboy boots, clothes and sunglasses, just head upstairs to find them.

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Dolly Python

1916 N. Haskell Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 887-3434
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The vintage light bulb sign lets you know you’ve arrived at Dolly Python’s! Unique finds include brooches and knick-knacks for the house. Think back to rotary phones and Selectric typewriters and there’s a chance of finding it here. To top things off, worker are super nice and super willing to assist in your search. If you’re lucky you’ll e greeted by “Frito the wonder dog” at the door!

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Ahab Bowen

2614 Boll Street
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 720-1874

Ahab Bowen isn’t your average vintage store. The store is very organized with clothes grouped by color and with a label that marks the genre. There’s also a great menswear selection. Just a bit of history – Ahab Bowen is named after a farmer who moved to Dallas from Tennessee in 1861. The now store was then his home and is now one of the last examples of a 19th century simple, wood frame, farmhouse.