Go thrifting before resorting to so-called vintage shops and consignment stores. Vintage shops are usually curated by expert clothes-hunters, which means the merchandise is great, but marked-up way higher to market value prices. Consignment stores sell awesome gear as well, but each item is priced to benefit both the store and the original owner of the piece. Head to a place like Good Will, the Salvation Army, and Housing Works instead to find rare gems. These are the places that don't realize the value of what they're selling, so you are the one that wins.