The world of vintage shopping is a mystery that captivates some and transports them back into time as soon as they step foot into the store. As the fascination with vintage items grows, DFW continues to house a wealth of shops that are nationally known for being the best in vintage shopping. From rare retro finds to unique albums on vinyl, the best in DFW vintage stores can be found here.
Dolly Python Vintage
1916 N. Haskell Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204
Dolly Python has been a staple in Dallas vintage shopping since 2005. Housed in a 3,800-square-foot building, this award-winning vintage retailer houses clothing and memorabilia from the 1940s through the 1980s. With such an extensive and pristine collection of clothing items, records, posters, antiques and albums on vinyl, it’s easy to realize why Dolly Python is one of the best for vintage finds in Dallas. Drop by at just the right time and your vintage shopping experience can be topped off with an expert palm reading by none other than Dolly Python’s in-house psychic, Melinda.
Bess & Evie’s Vintage
931 Foch St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Nothing screams Texas more than a great pair of cowboy boots, and for one of Fort Worth’s finest vintage retailers, Bess & Evie’s, showcasing a wall of vintage cowboy boots is only the beginning. Bess & Evie’s has been one of the principal locations in Fort Worth for all things vintage, carrying everything from men and women’s clothing to retro sunglasses to jewelry. Many of the items are hand-picked by the owner, Kalen Ruiz, whose many travels not only inspires but fosters some of the best vintage pieces that are carried in her store. For unique and awesome finds, including vintage lingerie, stop by Bess & Evie’s for an unforgettable ride back in time.
1106 W. Main St.
Carrollton, TX 75006
Sometimes all a woman wants is vintage couture fashion. From vintage Chanel to Givenchy, some of the best garments in fashion have already been written in time. For the iconic Dallas vintage store, Vintage Martini, offering some of the best in vintage designer labels is only one of its claim to fame. Receiving accolades from the fashion bible, Vogue, and recognized as the best in vintage shopping for 2012, Vintage Martini is not only one of the best vintage stores in the DFW area but one that prides itself in its impeccable quality of clothing and the sale of priceless and highly coveted treasures.
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Zola’s Everyday Vintage
414 N. Bishop Ave.
Dallas, TX 75208
Tucked away in the historic Bishop Arts District of Dallas is Zola’s Everyday Vintage store. A vintage inspiration in the heart of Oak Cliff, Zola’s is recognized not only on a national level but also as one of the world’s top vintage stores. From vintage coats and furs to a wide variety of accessories, Zola’s offers a great selection of vintage items at unbelievably competitive prices. Next time you venture down to the Bishop Arts district, be sure to stop by one of its main attractions, Zola’s—it is a shopping destination not to be missed.
Bon Ton Vintage
124 S. Highway 77
Forreston, TX 76041
Touted by most as one of the “best kept secrets” in vintage shopping, Bon Ton Vintage hails in the tiny community of Forreston, Texas. Founded by jazz musicians Barbra and John Kaufmann in 1984, this unique gem is a gold mine for vintage shoppers. Collectible items range from not only clothing but other rare and unusual finds, magazines, books and old music discs to name a few. A venture out to Bon Ton Vintage is well worth the drive. Take it from those who have already experienced the rareness of Bon Ton Vintage, it will not disappoint.
Leah Frazier is a freelance writer covering all things Dallas. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.