Brick and Mortar Vintage in Great Lakes States

This week's vintage shop is slightly different. Consider it a treat for all you girls in the Great Lakes area. I went through several books about vintage shopping, consulted a few websites, and cribbed this list of the best vintage shopping in our area of the US. I haven't been to any of these stores, but I gather they are highly selective about inventory and are not for the thrifty bargain shopper. But if your heart is set on an authentic flapper dress or platform boots from 1974, these are the places to look. (Stores with a * were mentioned in several "best of" lists.)

I'm sorry if there isn't a vintage store near you. As a resident of northern Indiana, I feel your pain.

*Silver Moon

3337 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL

*Una Mae's Freak Boutique
1422 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL

*Wisteria (Possibly closed?)
3715 N. Southport, Chicago, IL

Vintage Deluxe
1846 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL

Lulu's at the Belle Kay
3862 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL

Lilly Vallente
1746 W. Division, Chicago, IL

Disgraceland (1st picture)
3338 N Clark St
, Chicago, IL 60657

Shangri-La Vintage
1952 W Roscoe St, Chicago, IL

Backseat Betty
1540 North Milwaukee Ave,
Chicago, IL

Chicago Recycle Shop

5308 North Clark Street
, Chicago, IL

Hubba Hubba (2nd picture)
3309 N Clark St
, Chicago, IL 60657

Vintage Fibre Works

1869 N Damen Ave
, Chicago, IL 60647

Vintage Adventure

403 11th Street
, Rockford, IL


129 North Genesse St.
, Waukegan, IL


Another Time Vintage Fashions

828 E. 64th St., Indianapolis, IN

Broad Ripple Vintage

824 E. 64th St., Indianapolis, IN

Red Rose Vintage

834 E. 64th St., Indianapolis, IN

Nostalgia Nook

6 East Main St., Knightstown, IN

It's a Wonderful Life Antique Mall

708 Lincolnway, LaPorte, IN

Silver Thread

20 East Main St., Mooresville, IN


*Mother Fletchers

115 West Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197


234 West 9 Mile Road, Ferndale, Michigan, 48220

*Apple Annie’s Vintage Clothing

29 East Cross Street, Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48198

Silver Spoon Antiques

37 East Cross Street, Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48198

*Showtime Clothing

5708 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, 48202

Lost and Found Vintage

510 S. Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067

*Cinderella’s Attic

369 E Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI

Carrie’s Closet

5200 Cooley Lake Rd, Waterford, MI

The Dandelion Antique Shop

114 W. Fourth, Royal Oak, MI

Cat's Meow

213 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Rage of the Age

314 South Ashley Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48108


3448 Hagadorn Rd., Okemos, MI 48864

The Style Revival

110 East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Retro Image Clothing

14246 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI

When I Was a Kid

120 West Hamlin Street, Eaton Rapids, MI

Nobody's Sweetheart

953 Fulton Street, East Grand Rapids, MI 49503


123 Nagonaba Street, North Port, MI

Salt City Antiques

116 West Michigan Ave., Saline, MI 48176


*Vias Vintage Wear for Men and Women

2408 Hennepin Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55405

*Tatters Clothing

2922 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55408

Corner Store

900 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 54408

Rag Stock

830 N 7th St, Minneapolis, MN

Roses Vintage
1330 Grand Ave., St. Paul Minneapolis, MI 55105

Repeat Performance Vintage
3404 Lyndale Ave., South Minneapolis, MI 55408

Elsie's Closet
3554 Nicollet Ave., Twin City Minneapolis, MI

New York (western)
Ricky's Place
274 Goodman St N, Rochester, NY

Boom Babies
489 Westcott St, Syracuse, NY

Vintage Corner
210 Sheridan Rd, Liverpool, NY

Up Your Attic
10255 Main St, Clarence, NY 14031

Don Apparel
1119 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY

House of Randolph
70 Allen St, Buffalo, NY

Divine Finds (3rd picture)
Buffalo, NY(716) 332-2807

*Casablanca Vintage
3944 Spring Grove Avenue
, Cincinnati, OH 45223

*Down Town Nostalgic
119 Calhoun Street
, Cincinnati, OH 45219

*Edie’s House of Vintage
3233 Harrison Avenue
, Cincinnati, OH 45211

*Gayle’s Vintage Clothing
3742 Kelogg Avenue
, Cincinnati, OH 45226

*The Cleveland Shop
11606 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102

*Chelsea’s Vintage Clothing
1412 W 116TH St, Cleveland, OH 44102-2302

Renaissance Parlor
2951 East Overlook Road
, Cleveland, Ohio, 4418

All City Classics Vintage
1649 Lee Road
, Cleveland, Ohio, 44118

Flower Child
11508 Clifton Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44102-1318

Suite Lorain
7105 Lorain Ave.
, Cleveland, OH

Déjà vu

14411 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH

Damn Swank

4137 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45223

*Fairey Godmothers Vintage Clothing and Accessories
17 West Main Street, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055

*Another Time Vintage Apparel
49 Main Street, Glen Rock, Pennsylvania 17327

Smilin Gal
23 East Walnut Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17602

*The Cats Pajamas (4th picture)
335 Maynard St., Williamsport, PA 17701

1402 1/2 11th Ave., Altoona, PA 16601

Philly Vintage
530 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA

*Past and Present
7224 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA

*Antiquarian's Delight
615 S 6th St, Philadelphia, PA

534 South St, Philadelphia, PA

Decaddes Vintage
1511 South Street, Philadelphia, PA
4369 Cresson Street, Philadelphia, PA

*Yesterday's News
1405 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA

Crimes of Fashion
4628 Forbes Ave , Pittsburgh, PA

5850 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

Hey Betty!
5892 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

Clothes Horse
306 Beverly Rd, Pittsburgh, PA

Dime a Dance
Cedar Creek Settlement, Cedarburg, WI 53012

Red She Antiques
On Country Highway B, Hayward, WI

Vintage Vogue
115 5th Avenue South
, LaCrosse, WI 54601

823 East Johnson Street
, Madison, WI 53703

Juju & Moxie
458 West Gilmam Street
, Madison, WI 53703

Closet Classics
1531 North Farwell Avenue
, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Flapper Alley
1518 North Farwell Avenue
, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Marlene’s Touch of Class
249 North Water Street
, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Orchid Annies
1327 East Brady Street
, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Everything Vintage, Isaac’s Antique Mall
132 East Main Street
, Mount Horeb, WI 53572

Dragonfly Vintage Goods
1117 East Brady Street
, Milwaukee Wisconsin, 532002

Closet Classic Caffeine
1000 East North Avenue
, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53121

Yellow Jacket
2225 North Humboldt Boulevard
, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53212

Aura Vintage
449 State Street, Madison, WI


becca said…
I shop at Lost & Found Vintage in Royal Oak, MI. They have a good selection and very good prices.

They have a lot of vintage slips too.

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