In a world where new products are released at high quantities and even higher speed, we begin to convince ourselves that newer is better; but when it comes to fashion, there’s a strong case to be made for buying vintage. You see, the best pieces aren’t always the most recent, nor are they the most accessible. Vintage shopping allows you to pick up rare, worn-in styles from the past that can be easily incorporated into your existing wardrobe—even elevating it to more accurately reflect your personal tastes. However, hunting for these old-school garments is often the most difficult part. 

In an effort to assist with that task, we’ve assembled a diverse list of American vintage shops that present a carefully curated selection of different styles—including everything from Americana to prep to hip-hop. You’re welcome.