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Clothes Boutiques in San Diego, CA Making Secondhand and Vintage Shopping Effortless

We all know that there are a lot of reasons to wear secondhand clothes like the fact that textiles make up over 7% of municipal waste, that American households spend nearly $2,000 per year on clothes, that Americans only actually wear 20% of what's in their wardrobe, or that it can take 2,700 liters of water to produce one new t-shirt. But let's be real, spending hours sifting through old clothes at the thrift store in search of the elusive gem might sound a little painful. If the thought of "thrifting" sparks anxiety and dread, secondhand and vintage boutiques might be right up your alley. And if you find yourself in central San Diego, you have your pick of more than a few! Read on for a list of San Diego boutique shops carrying a curated (easy to sift) selection of secondhand and vintage clothes.

 

Neighborhood | North Park

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Store Name | Hunt and Gather

Location | University Avenue west of 30th Street

What's in the shop | Vintage men's and women's clothing, accessories, and costumes

Best for | Unique pieces from the '70s & '80s and costumes

Price range | ~$20+

 

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Store Name | The Girl Can't Help It

Location | Grim Avenue between University and North Park Way

What's in the shop | High-quality vintage men's and women's clothing and accessories

Best for | A selection of meticulously cared-for mid-century dresses

Price range | ~$60+

 

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Store Name | Frock You

Location | Park Boulevard just south of Sprouts

What's in the shop | High-quality vintage men's and women's clothing and accessories

Best for | Affordable curated vintage for men and women that's super on-point

Price range | ~$20+

Neighborhood | University Heights

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Store Name | La Loupe Vintage

Location | Park Boulevard just south of Adams Avenue (there's a location in Normal Heights too!)

What's in the shop | New and vintage men's and women's clothing and accessories, new bath & home goods

Best for | An easy shopping experience for affordable curated women's vintage

Price range | ~$20+

 

Neighborhood |South Park

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Store Name | Bad Madge

Location | 30th Street just north of Ivy

What's in the shop | Women's and men's vintage clothes and accessories, vintage home goods and furniture

Best for | Affordable and well-preserved men's and women's mid-century through '70s dresses, jackets, and accessories

Price range | ~$30+

Neighborhood |Hillcrest

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Store Name | Buffalo Exchange

Location | 5th Avenue between Robinson and University (there's a location in Pacific Beach too!)

What's in the shop | Secondhand women's and men's clothes and accessories

Best for | Current trends

Price range | ~$10+

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Store Name | Flashbacks

Location | 5th Avenue between Robinson and University

What's in the shop | Secondhand and vintage women's and men's clothing and accessories

Best for | Quirky and unique items, and an impressive men's collection

Price range | ~$10+

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Store Name | Lost and Found

Location | 5th Avenue between Robinson and University

What's in the shop | Secondhand women's and men's clothing and accessories

Best for | Affordable every-day clothing for someone who doesn't mind a bit of a hunt

Price range | ~$10+

 

If you have a favorite vintage or secondhand shop that's not on the list, let us know so we can go check it out!

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