14 Must-Visit Vintage And Resale Shops In St. Louis
Thrifting may require a bit more of a curatorial eye than stepping into a department store, but the rewards (particularly for your wallet) are worth it. St. Louis‘ neighborhoods of character are full of eclectic vintage fashion and furniture finds. Take a look at our roundup of resale spots we love, where we’ve found pieces that last beyond their past life and accentuate their new one.
Revive Thrift + Boutique
Step into this gorgeous store, and you’ll feel more like you’ve walked into a curated vintage oasis than a resale shop. Come to Revive for fashion staples, an eclectic new find, or to donate your own lightly used clothing (full disclosure: I found one of my favorite pairs of jeans at this unassuming little hideaway). The best part? Proceeds generated by the thrift store benefit Revive’s parent company, Mission: St. Louis, which works to break the cycle of poverty through youth empowerment and job-skills training, often by refining goods that wind up selling.
Parsimonia Vintage Store
Find vintage clothing, accessories and handcrafted goods at this boutique-style resale shop on South Grand. You may just come across your favorite new bomber jacket, floral top, faux-leather leggings and more. Plus, Parsimonia puts out new inventory every week, so if you’re a repeat weekly shopper, you’ll consistently find new pieces.
Retro 101/Cherry Bomb Vintage
Fitting in perfectly with the artist vibe of Cherokee Street, stop in to Retro 101/Cherry Bomb Vintage to uncover one-of-a-kind pieces you’ll wear forever that’ll cost you a fraction of what you’d find at a department store. Housed in a cozy environment with wood-paneled floors, this vintage shop has a comfortable, artsy feel, where you can be empowered to choose pieces that are completely you.
Shoes, dresses, sunglasses, jewelry, boots, jackets, Halloween costumes and more abound at this vintage shop, which has become a staple of shopping in the Delmar Loop. You’ll routinely find pieces that’ll be the defining feature of any outfit here: think booties doused in glitter, leather and denim vests, rainbow-colored heels, fringe tops and more. We can’t get enough!
Amidst the charming residential feel of Clifton Heights and Lindenwood Park lies what appears to be an inscrutable storefront, when inside is a curated collection of goods you may find on some of St. Louis’ most fashionable residents. Pop in to May’s Place for some retro-hippie sunglasses, fringed rock ‘n’ roll tee and cutoff jeans for a full-on ’70s glam rock vibe.
This gem in Tower Grove South also has an effortless ’70s vibe, with frequently fresh inventory and elegant pieces that date as far back as the 1890s. Be the first to modernize past trends with your own personal twist. Maybe it’s a khaki blazer, leather crop top or powder-blue jacket. We know you can rock it!
The Vault Luxury Resale
For an upscale option, The Vault Luxury resale is the perfect place to find the perfect designer dress, jacket or new pair of heels for a special occasion at a fraction of the original price. A family-owned business, the ladies of The Vault travel tirelessly, shopping closets from trusted Upper East Side clients and beyond. You’ll love their selection of Valentino, Chanel, YSL and more.
Byrd Designer Consignment Boutique
Another excellent upscale option, Byrd Boutique is a classy spot for designer resale. Spend an afternoon sorting through the racks to find your new little black dress, classic jacket or blazer, velvet booties or Louis Vuitton bag at a fraction of the price you’d find at a department store.
Little Shop Around the Corner
You could spend hours sorting through the inventory at this charming antique resale shop in the Southwest Garden neighborhood, surrounded by cute apartments and tree-lined streets. Your home will stand apart from the rest with some new home decor and antique details from Little Shop Around The Corner.
You have to come with your curatorial eye prepared at Goodwill, but as one Yelp reviewer says, “If you don’t like wearing gloves to sift through bin after bin after bin of beautiful junk, then stay away.” Your creativity can abound while sorting through the castaways, which can often include a diamond-in-the-rough, like a beautiful antique painting, vase or priceless treasure.
A true St. Louis treasure, the rise of digital music is no match for Vintage Vinyl in the Delmar Loop, which has been part of the neighborhood’s cultural fabric for almost 30 years. Buy, sell and sort through a treasure trove of CDs and records, as well as comic books and priceless music paraphernalia. You could easily spend an entire afternoon here getting lost in it all.
Found By The Pound
Vintage jewelry abounds here in a curated setting, where much of the work of finding a perfect new piece has been done for you. With two locations, one on South Grand and one in North County, St. Louisans across the region can benefit from the philosophy of this tried-and-true vintage resale shop.
Emporium St. Louis
For eclectic furniture, planters, ornate mirrors, desks, tables and chairs galore, you’ll love Emporium. Dress up your home with touches that pay homage to earlier times, which can come in the form of a simple light fixture tweak or a whole new furniture set.
Twice Blessed Resale Shop
St. Louis’ Dutchtown neighborhood in South City, not far from South Grand, is home to a variety of specialty shops popping up, with Twice Blessed Resale Shop among them. All proceeds from this charming shop benefit Our Lady’s Inn, a nonprofit that provides housing and job-training services to pregnant women and mothers in need.
Cover image courtesy of Becca McHaffie.