Though technically not a shopping spot nor a vintage store, this by-appointment-only bespoke menswear studio makes the list for being the stylish gent's place to go for custom-made apparel. Men can personalize pieces from a selection of styles and handpicked fabrics or have clothing designed from scratch. Grooms: they can handle your wedding party's looks too!
This cute and quirky South Park boutique stocks a well-curated inventory of vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories and brick-a-brack. Need decor for your digs? You'll also find furniture and home goods from Art Deco to kitschy to mid century and every era in between.
This North Park vintage haven boasts a perfectly pristine collection of men's and women's clothing and accessories—including designer frocks, dead stock bathing suits (!) and a serious assortment of hand-painted '50s Mexican circle skirts—that makes shopping at this high-end store feel like browsing a museum of fashion history.
One of the few boutiques on University Boulevard that sells new clothing, Home houses cool contemporary brands like Obey for the men and Lush and Piko 1988 for the ladies. And yes, they've got great vintage too, along with their own in-house label of re-worked apparel.
Thrift / Vintage Store in San Diego, CA, United States
Come to play dress-up at North Park's Ms. Vintage, then proceed to marvel at the high-end pieces' wallet-friendly prices. Whether you're looking to channel your inner Jackie O. or seeking Diane Keaton's '70s style, the shop has something for every vintage vixen.
Tourist Attraction in San Diego, CA, United States
If you're headed east out of Hillcrest and into North Park, Frock You! is a must-stop for affordable vintage gems, an entire back room dedicated to shoes and even more steals in the outside tent. (The place is bigger than it looks!) Time your visit right to score finds under $20 during the boutique's flea market, where local vendors gather every other month for a three-day blowout.
This small designer consignment boutique packs a punch with a sizable selection of men's and women's apparel, shoes and bags, plus wacky costume accessories (after all, this is Hillcrest). Find high-end Italian labels like Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Armani over in the men's section, plus plenty of premium denim for both ladies and gents.
Thrift / Vintage Store in Encinitas, CA, United States
This 2,500-square-foot consignment store poses some fierce competition for Buffalo Exchange across the way with its inventory of covetable contemporary and vintage designer merch. Case in point: Chanel, Louboutin and Ferragamo are just a few top players in the shoe department.