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Best Vintage Clothing Shops In Charlotte

January 19, 2011 1:59 PM

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you're sure to be blown away by the wide selection of vintage clothing, accessories and housewares. (Credit: hongkongvintage.com)

you’re sure to be blown away by the wide selection of vintage clothing, accessories and housewares. (Credit: hongkongvintage.com)

Looking for that “just right” piece of vintage clothing can be a chore, unless, of course, you know where to look. The best vintage clothing shops in Charlotte are some of the hippest stores found anywhere. From period costume pieces to unique everyday vintage wear, chances are, you can find it in the Queen City.
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Conveniently located inside the Sleepy Poet Antique Mall, Kitsch-y-Cool carries clothing for both men and women. (Credit: http://www.kitschycoolvintage.com)

Kitsch-y-Cool Vintage Clothing

4450 South Blvd.
Charlotte, N.C. 28209
(704) 529-6369
www.kitschycoolvintage.com

Who has time to search the country for cool clothing? The folks at Kitsch-y-Cool Vintage Clothing, that’s who. They’ve done all the footwork, so you don’t have to. Conveniently located inside the Sleepy Poet Antique Mall, Kitsch-y-Cool carries clothing for both men and women, plus accessories and even a collection of vintage sewing patterns. Why follow the crowd when you can clothe yourself in fine-quality clothing that’s both unique and hip? Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday; noon to 6 p.m., Sunday.

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You're sure to be blown away by the wide selection of vintage clothing, accessories and housewares at Hong Kong Vintage. (Credit: hongkongvintage.com)

Hong Kong Vintage & Recycled

1514 Central Ave.
Charlotte, N.C. 28205
(704) 334-0538
www.hongkongvintage.com

If it’s trendy, it must be Hong Kong Vintage & Recycled. Here you’ll find everything from 1940s chic to one-of-a-kind handbags and accessories. Looking for something for your home? Look no further. Shop online (including an eBay store) or in person; either way, you’re sure to be blown away by the wide selection of vintage clothing, accessories and housewares. The store is always updating its stock, so make sure you sign up for the mailing list to stay abreast of what’s hot and new. Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday; 1 to 6 p.m., Sunday.

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At Rat's Nest, you'll find cool clothes and a space to socialize. (Credit: myspace.com/theratsnestkicksass)

The Rat’s Nest

442 E. 36th St.
Charlotte, N.C. 28205
(704) 371-3599
www.myspace.com/theratsnestkicksass

Never wear something boring again. At The Rat’s Nest, located in Charlotte’s artsy NoDa district, you can take your wardrobe and kick it into high gear. As a bonus, if you’re 21 or older, they just might offer you a Pabst Blue Ribbon to savor while you shop. Affordable prices in a fun, funky, eclectic atmosphere make the Rat’s Nest one of the best vintage clothing shops in Charlotte. Shop from their huge cowboy boot collection, or pick up something from their retro T-shirt designs. Whatever your whim or taste, you will most likely satisfy either one at The Rat’s Nest. Hours: Noon to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

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