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173 Union St.
New Bedford, MA 02740
Calico is an amazing little boutique located in New Bedford. The shop is well known to fashionistas for its fun, flirty selection of casual clothing from designers you won’t find in any mall store. Along with its colorful dresses, flowing chiffon tops and fun jewelry, it also carries a small but select array of vintage clothing. The retro gear Calico goes for still fits neatly into the store’s collection so you’ll find lots of fun 80s pieces and some goods from previous eras.
48 Central Square
Bridgewater, MA 02324
Hidden Treasure is aptly named. This Bridgewater consignment shop features everything from last season’s goods to those from several decades earlier. If you know you want vintage gear, and not someone cleaning out their closet from last year, the prices at Hidden Treasure make it totally worth the trip. As long as you’re willing to spend the time to look, you’re sure to score some vintage finds at prices you won’t believe.
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19 Main St
Taunton, MA 02780
www.tauntonantiquescenter.comThe Taunton Antiques Center might take you by surprise. Behind the unassuming windows of its Main Street shop, you’ll find floor after floor of antique furniture, cases of vintage glassware and walls full of art. Of course, if you’re after vintage clothing, you’ll want to head straight to the top floor. It’s dedicated to everything vintage clothing, with a wide mix of eras and style. And if you love vintage shoes, be ready to spend some time swooning. The shop usually has a huge selection of footwear.
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106 Pleasant St.
Weymouth, MA 02190
www.shopresaletherapy.netThere are three things Resale Therapy is known for amongst its clients. The first is its wide selection of gowns spanning several different decades. In fact, the entire back half of the store is dedicated to these dresses. And while you might feel you’re paying a premium price for the gowns, the selection is unmatched. Most of these could pass for unworn items, and the cost is still better than what you’ll find in Boston vintage shops. The second thing Resale Therapy is known for is its vintage jewelry collection. And here you’ll definitely see some savings from the Boston estate jewelry prices. Thirdly, the shop has a stellar collection of vintage purses, all beautifully maintained and wonderfully unique.
Renee Mallett is the author of several books about art, culture, and New England. She was the owner and director of an art gallery and has written about arts and entertainment on a national level for several print and online journals. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.