These days, it's hard to pull off a killer, one-of-a-kind ensemble for fear that a friend went on a similar shopping bender and will blow up your sartorial spot come Friday night. So, how can you avoid becoming tragic twinsies? A surefire way is by hitting the racks of one of the Bay Area's many treasure-yielding thrift shops
. Scoring someone else's throwaway threads that may just be your conversation's pièce de résistance
— on the cheap, to boot!
From beloved Mission mainstays to over-the-bridge, hush-hush hideaways, we’ve laid out the best for you. So, whether you’re looking to scour for a spectacular summertime sundress, stumble upon overlooked vintage designer duds, or recreate a runway look on a dime, check out this roundup and gear up for the thrill of the hunt
! Hangers full of gems are just waiting
to be discovered.
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