Boston’s Best Wedding Stores For The Vintage Shopper

March 11, 2014 6:00 AM

(Photo from Vintage Jewelry & Modern Boutique/Facebook)

Vintage weddings – whether they be Gatsby affairs, French vintage featuring a blouson gown or steam punk – make a statement. More than that, they give weddings themes without making them too much like prom. When it’s time to look for props, clothing and accessories for a vintage wedding in Boston, there is no shortage of options. Every style of the 20th century and sometimes even further back is represented in these varietal shops.
(Photo from Bobby From Boston)

(Photo from Bobby From Boston)

Bobby From Boston
19 Thayer St.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 423-9299

Bobby From Boston has what may be the best selection of vintage men’s clothing in Boston. The groom, the groomsmen and his guests will be able to find clothing that fits their vintage theme here. They will also be able to find shoes and accessories. Vintage photographs, cars, toys and other collector’s items line the shelves as well. Couples may be able to find centerpieces and decor among the vintage bric-a-brac at Bobby From Boston.

Related: Boston’s Best Vintage Clothing

(Photo from The Garment District)

(Photo from The Garment District)

The Garment District
200 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 876-5230

The Garment District is one of the most popular consignment shops in the city. It has a lot of clothing, which can make it difficult to sort through the modern clothing, vintage casual and other items to get to the vintage wedding-worthy goods. A great option for those looking for vintage items in bulk, perhaps for a vintage-style photo booth or wedding party, is its By The Pound feature. Every morning when the store opens and every Saturday and Sunday, bales of clothing are put out and sold for $1.50 per pound. However, there is no telling what will be in these bales.

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SoWa Vintage Market
460C Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
(800) 403-8305

SoWa Vintage Market is more than just a shop; it is a mall for the vintage shopper. This is a must for vintage wedding shoppers in the area. The shops often change from week to week, but typical finds are vintage clothing, vintage shoes, amazing vintage hats and vintage decor. The market is only open on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., so shopping time is limited. However, there is no more extensive vintage shopping opportunity anywhere in Boston.

Photo Credit: Artifaktori Vintage via Facebook

Photo Credit: Artifaktori Vintage via Facebook

22 College Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 776-3708

The best thing about Artifaktori is the company and staff’s knowledge of vintage style. It is easy to get ideas for vintage outfits from its social media pages. Of course, it is a grab bag when it comes to finding vintage wedding wear at Artifaktori, but finding a casual vintage dress is no problem. It also has accessories, swimwear and more. This makes it possible to get outfitted for the honeymoon while shopping for the wedding.

(Photo from Vintage Jewelry & Modern Boutique/Facebook)

(Photo from Vintage Jewelry & Modern Boutique/Facebook)

Vintage Jewelry & Modern Boutique
1382 Beacon St.
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 739-3265

Vintage Jewelry & Modern Boutique has jewelry that vintage wedding shoppers can use as bridal jewelry or even gifts for the wedding party. It also carries belt buckles that make great gifts for groomsmen. Shoppers will find cameos, bracelets, lockets, cufflinks and much more in a wide range of prices. As with most vintage shops, inventory changes frequently, so be sure to keep looking for pieces from the appropriate period. It is even possible to find vintage styles among the shop’s modern pieces.

Related: Best Vintage Stores South Of Boston

Shelly Barclay is a professional freelance writer and amateur author. She writes on a variety of topics from food to mysteries. She loves to share the culture and rich history of her birthplace and home, Boston, with the rest of the world. Her work can be found at

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