You have to ask yourself why you’re shopping vintage to truly understand the process. Vintage clothing is like a piece of history you can wear around. It’s unique, one-of-a-kind and when you’re shopping at consignment stores or vintage shops you probably love stumbling upon that “big find.” Vintage clothing is more than just being good to the environment (it’s much better for the earth than buying new items only) it’s also good for small businesses, local cities and the normal, everyday person who is just trying to make a living. Vintage clothing is honor to wear and Cleveland has some of the best stores around.
River Trading Co.
19347 Detroit Rd.
Rocky River, OH 44116
(440) 356-4747

The River Trading Co. on Detroit Rd is a dream come true! This consignment store is bright, fashionable, affordable and carries more than just clothing. Household items like furniture, mirrors, china and end tables are artfully arranged so as you step through racks looking for that amazing vintage sweater you find yourself wanting a desk to go with it. The accessories are waiting for you to complete the look and a swanky set of dressing rooms with mirrors ensures you can do more than just imagine how that wrap dress will look on you. The River Trading Co. is unbelievable for vintage clothing; shoes, coats, scarves for men and women, even a children’s section. If the ever-evolving window display doesn’t impress you then nothing will!

Elegansia Fashion Shop
1810 W. 25th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 274-1116

Elegansia Fashion Shop will wow you! Dreamy dresses and brooches from the 1950’s and 1960’s and proudly displayed and topped with hats or finished with boots so you get the true effect of ensemble. Some vintage items displayed will stop you in your tracks and make you wish you had somewhere fabulous to go. Don’t forget the shoes and bags to finish your look, Elegansia Fashion Shop has them too! Follow Elegansia on Facebook to get the latest updates on fashion and accessories.

Eclectic Closet Boutique
2379 Professor Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 505-5890

Eclectic Closet Boutique in Tremont has a little bit of everything, just as an amazing consignment store should! Casual wear from jeans and pants to power suits for the ladies and blazers for the men. If you’re looking to purchase vintage clothing and find one-of-a-kind pieces to complete your look than Eclectic Closet Boutique is vital to your shopping. They import only the best items from the hottest designers and are located near all the best restaurants and art stores in Tremont. Eclectic Closet Boutique makes shopping and looking good easy.

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ReRun Consignment Boutique
812 Center Rd.
Avon, OH 44011
(440) 937-1633

This bright and beautifully styled consignment store, ReRun Consignment Boutique in Avon will leave you wanting more! The store has an amazing selection of brands and items for the entire family. Are you looking for cute shoes for mom, pants for your little boy and a dress for the young girl in your life? Dress them all from the selection you’ll find at ReRun Consignment Boutique. If can’t find what you’re looking for, then give it a few days and stop back, with the ever changing landscape you never know when perfect item will show up!

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Eclectic Eccentric
13005 Larchmere Blvd.
Shaker Heights, OH 44120
(216) 798-3002

Eclectic Eccentric is such an amazing store. The amount of vintage sweaters, dresses, pants and accessories is going to amaze you. With the focus on art and home items, you’ll have a hard time just shopping for clothing here. Why dress only yourself when you can dress the whole home from Eclectic Eccentric. Look to Facebook to keep up with all aspects of Eclectic Eccentric.

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