Vintage Shopping 101

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Find out where (and how) to shop for vintage fashions and accessories

a on Mar 4, 2008 at 1:47PM

by Dara Fleischer

For a tried-and-true way to spruce up your wardrobe without draining your savings account, look no further than your local consignment or thrift shop. Why sport plain-Jane, cookie-cutter garb when a plethora of vintage clothing and accessory boutiques are sprouting up across the country, making it possible to personalize your wardrobe with jaw-dropping Pucci or Gucci like your mother used to wear... but at a fraction of the cost? From the glamorous '40s (think Marilyn Monroe dresses) to the rocker '80s (Pat Benatar T-shirts), we'll tell you where to find the creme de la creme in secondhand chic.

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Seen here: The interior of New York-based store INA

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