Best Vintage Clothing Shops In Cleveland

May 27, 2011 9:33 PM

Those clothing hunters who just don’t want to give up on yesteryear can hop into Cleveland’s vintage clothing stores and time warp into the past. Whether seeking something unique for Halloween or for a funky night out, the city has enough selections to suit tastes anywhere from the Victorian age to the disco craze. Here are some of the best vintage clothing shops in Cleveland. – Kurt D. Moore

The Cleveland Shop

11606 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102
(216) 228-9725

The Cleveland Shop offers decades of fashions and crazes ranging from the roaring 1920s to the funky 1970s. Its clothes, costume jewelry, hats and handbags accompany vintage reproduction items like platform shoes, wigs and go-go boots. This is the place to go for anything from early 1900’s gowns and capes to 1960’s mod girl styles and 1970’s hippie and disco fashions. Guys can find a wide selection of suits and shirts including bowling, Western and Hawaiian. The Cleveland Shop also operates a store on online auction house eBay. The store is closed on Sundays. It is recommended that patrons call for current store hours.

Sweet Lorain

7105 Lorain Road
Cleveland, OH 44102
(216) 281-1959

Sweet Lorain itself is a rebirth. The 8,000-square-foot vintage store, formerly known as Suite Lorain, is under new ownership. For shoppers, that just means an expansion of everything vintage. The store has 14 departments, including men’s clothing and accessories, women’s clothing and accessories, and jewelry. The store specializes in items from the 1930s through the 1970s. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Sweet Lorain is closed on Tuesdays.

Flower Child

11508 Clifton Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44102
(216) 939-9933

The Flower Child is for those with a little hippie in us and more. The store, which also has a location in Columbus, features items from the 1930s to 1980s. The Flower Child offers clothing from designers such as Gucci, Halston, Dior and Izod. Jewelry ranges from early costume to hoop earrings from the ’70s. Patrons are advised to have plenty of time to browse its large selection of clothing, furniture and more. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.