With so many vintage shops bringing in new inventory all the time, I'd say you probably can't go wrong in any shop, but I definitely have a list of my personal favorite haunts to get you started.
This cool vintage shop is nestled among the cute boutiques in Oakland's Rockridge District. Owner Sarah Dunbar is committed to providing vintage wares at accessible prices.
Pretty Penny Vintage, 5488 College Avenue; Oakland; 510-594-9219.
If you're looking for rare gems, definitely make a stop at Static Vintage in Upper Haight. This classic vintage shop is filled to the brim with vintage from all eras and they stock a major selection of rare vintage designer pieces, too.
Static Vintage, 1764 Haight Street; San Francisco; 415-422-0046.
This tiny shop on the Oakland/Berkeley border is filled with awesome attire for the rock 'n' roll crowd. What's more, they've got a hair salon set up in the back, so you can schedule your next cut while browsing the racks.
Down at Lulu's, 6603 Telegraph Avenue; Oakland; 510-601-0964.
This vintage boutique in the Piedmont neighborhood of Oakland stocks a stellar selection of unique vintage for cool kids. If you're looking for a showstopper or dressing for a special event, this shop has you covered.
Mercy Vintage Now, 4188 Piedmont Ave, Oakland; 510-654-5599.
This small spot in the Mission stocks a well-edited selection of cool, casual clothes. If you're looking to dress the part of an S.F.-native, then swing by Painted Bird for the perfect oversized silk blouse and statement vintage flats.
Painted Bird, 1360 Valencia Street (between 24th and 25th Streets); San Francisco; 415-401-7027.
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