September 22, 2018

Where to Find the Best Thrift Stores in Cleveland

Fall is finally here, with the phantom promise that Ohioans will finally get the chance to bundle up. Optimists can cash in on a new autumn wardrobe the old-fashioned way, by taking a tour through Cleveland's many vintage and thrift clothing stores. With seemingly abundant new options for a unique experience, here are the top 25 vintage stores to explore.

Fall is finally here, with the phantom promise that Ohioans will finally get the chance to wear cold weather items. Lovers of sweaters and boots can cash in on a new fall wardrobe the old-fashioned way, by taking a tour through the Cleveland area's many vintage and thrift clothing stores. With seemingly abundant new options for a unique experience, here are the top 25 vintage stores to explore.

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 Flower Child Vintage
11508 Clifton Blvd., 216-939-9933
Get a history lesson and look good doing it at Flower Child Vintage. Part vintage clothing store, part museum, Flower Child is the authority on all the pretty things the 20th century had to offer. 
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Flower Child Vintage

11508 Clifton Blvd., 216-939-9933

Get a history lesson and look good doing it at Flower Child Vintage. Part vintage clothing store, part museum, Flower Child is the authority on all the pretty things the 20th century had to offer.

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 Sweet Lorain
7105 Lorain Rd., 216-281-1959?
Named one of America’s 5 Best Vintage Stores, Sweet Lorain has cornered the market on accessible and affordable vintage clothes for all. 
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Sweet Lorain

7105 Lorain Rd., 216-281-1959?

Named one of America’s 5 Best Vintage Stores, Sweet Lorain has cornered the market on accessible and affordable vintage clothes for all.

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 Future No Future Vintage
16008 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, 216-228-0530?
Future No Future is an eclectic spot tucked away on Detroit Avenue housing some of the most impressive vintage finds in Cleveland. Come for the vintage, stay for the incredible clothing displays. 
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Future No Future Vintage

16008 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, 216-228-0530?

Future No Future is an eclectic spot tucked away on Detroit Avenue housing some of the most impressive vintage finds in Cleveland. Come for the vintage, stay for the incredible clothing displays.

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 Moonstruck CLE
11917 Mayfield Rd, 216-533-1925?
Moonstruck is quite literally the new kid on the block, opening her doors in Little Italy in 2014. Already, the decadent storefront and curated Instagram has drawn a crowd. 
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Moonstruck CLE

11917 Mayfield Rd, 216-533-1925?

Moonstruck is quite literally the new kid on the block, opening her doors in Little Italy in 2014. Already, the decadent storefront and curated Instagram has drawn a crowd.

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 Retro Rosie
17110 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, 440-789-6932?
Don’t leave Detroit Avenue before taking a peek into Retro Rosie, the chain smoking 1950s housewife’s favorite vintage and antique store. This midcentury oasis of style is here to fulfill your Betty Draper fantasies, whatever they may be. 
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Retro Rosie

17110 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, 440-789-6932?

Don’t leave Detroit Avenue before taking a peek into Retro Rosie, the chain smoking 1950s housewife’s favorite vintage and antique store. This midcentury oasis of style is here to fulfill your Betty Draper fantasies, whatever they may be.

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 Chelsea’s Costumes & Vintage
1412 W. 116th St, 216-226-9147
For those who want to make an entrance, Chelsea’s is your girl. A blend between unique vintage finds and original costume pieces, Chelsea’s Costumes & Vintage is the next stop on that inevitable bachelorette party crawl. 
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Chelsea’s Costumes & Vintage

1412 W. 116th St, 216-226-9147

For those who want to make an entrance, Chelsea’s is your girl. A blend between unique vintage finds and original costume pieces, Chelsea’s Costumes & Vintage is the next stop on that inevitable bachelorette party crawl.

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 Arrowhead Vintage & Handmade Goods
534 Cleveland Ave NW, Canton, 330-817-6723
The crafty crowd should flock to the Etsy-bait that is Arrowhead Vintage. A seamless combination of both vintage and handmade apparel and accessories, Arrowhead is a one-stop-shop for nostalgia. 
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Arrowhead Vintage & Handmade Goods

534 Cleveland Ave NW, Canton, 330-817-6723

The crafty crowd should flock to the Etsy-bait that is Arrowhead Vintage. A seamless combination of both vintage and handmade apparel and accessories, Arrowhead is a one-stop-shop for nostalgia.

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 STAR POP Vintage + Modern
15813 Waterloo Rd, 216-965-2368
STAR POP specializes in clothing for the collector. Complete your "Stranger Things" cosplay at this retro pop culture paradise. 
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STAR POP Vintage + Modern

15813 Waterloo Rd, 216-965-2368

STAR POP specializes in clothing for the collector. Complete your "Stranger Things" cosplay at this retro pop culture paradise.

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 Re/Dress
17140 Madison Ave, Lakewood, 440-941-2482
Specializing in vintage and modern apparel for plus sized women, Re/Dress is a fun and affordable fashion staple of Lakewood. Highly recommended: the “Idgaf About Your Diet Susan” T-shirt.  
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Re/Dress

17140 Madison Ave, Lakewood, 440-941-2482

Specializing in vintage and modern apparel for plus sized women, Re/Dress is a fun and affordable fashion staple of Lakewood. Highly recommended: the “Idgaf About Your Diet Susan” T-shirt.

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 Colette’s Vintage
The pristine storefront, the dedicated following, Collete’s Vintage is a club you’ll want to join. With outfits from every era, this Canton classic is a go-to for all things vintage. 
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Colette’s Vintage



The pristine storefront, the dedicated following, Collete’s Vintage is a club you’ll want to join. With outfits from every era, this Canton classic is a go-to for all things vintage.

Photo via mandimakes/Instagram