It is sort of funny how some of the trendiest clothes to wear are the ones that were worn many years earlier. Second hand clothing used to be a negative but now it’s a positive, and what you used to be able to purchase for a dollar now costs $15. We put a short list of the Best Vintage Stores in Seattle, but that was so 2012, so we added five more stores to explore. Take a step back in time at these fine local retailers.
Fremont Vintage Mall
3419 Fremont Place N.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 329-4460

The Fremont Vintage Mall isn’t shy when it says that it is “The coolest vintage store in the center of the universe!” And they may be right. In addition to finding clothing in all shapes and sizes, this shop also houses mid-century furniture, collectibles, antiques, records and art. Perfect if your partner isn’t “into” clothing, there is bound to be something to keep them entertained while you decide which orange purse will go with your new polka dotted dress.

Vintage Costumers
7011 Roosevelt Way N.E.
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 522-5234

Ever gone to a local play production and wondered where they got their costumes from? Chances are, it was here. Vintage Costumers have been supplying lavish period costume rentals since 1977. Sure, you can’t keep the piece, but if you want to look stunning or stand out from the crowd at your next event, they are great place to start. Encourage yourself to try something different without worrying if you’ll ever wear it again. All rentals come with a two-day return date so you won’t have to rush back in after a big night on the town.

Lucky Vintage
5424 Ballard Way N.W.
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 523-6621

At Lucky Vintage, you can walk in with one outfit and be wearing a new one on the way out. The shop owners are meticulous when looking for any repair work or stains that need to be attended to before selling their wares. Their goal is to have the look you want and be able to wear it right away. They carry clothing for both men and women from the 1880’s all the way to the 1990’s and new items are added daily.

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Hot Rod Heidi’s
1301 Hewitt Ave.
Everett WA 98201
(425) 303-3344

Hot Rod Heidi is as unique as the clothes that she sells. She first began selling here vintage goods in a 1959 travel trailer at car shows before she moved in next to her husband’s Sunken Ship Tattoo Parlor on Broadway in Everett. Today, Heidi’s shop is parked on Hewitt Ave. in a bigger, more spacious and better shop featuring authentic vintage clothing, vintage inspired reproductions and accessories!

Trove Vintage Boutique
2204 N.W. Market St.
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 297.6068

Talking about killing two birds with one stone. You can plan the next “wedding of the year” and take time out to find any extra outfit so that you look like “someone” at the same time! Trove sits in the heart of the Ballard neighborhood and every item that is sold has gone through the hands of the Cyrena the owner. Here you’ll find rare fashion relevant clothing that is clean, unique, and in excellent condition. The clothing ranges from 1800’s to the early 1990’s.

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Jeffrey Totey is a freelance writer living in Seattle. He has a love for the arts and is a student of pop culture. He covers stories about the performing arts, theater, museums, cultural events, movies and more in the greater Seattle area. His work can be found at