Saturday, February 3, 2007

The Best Places for Vintage in Boston (Lucky Magazine)

Boutique Fabulous
1309 Cambridge St., Cambridge
617-864-0656
Amazing home items, jewelry, and accessories from the '20s to the present fill this eclectic Inman Square shop. We found rustic wooden baskets ($45), a blue beaded Moroccan chandelier ($415), and a wide array of burlesque '20s table lamps ($30 to $60).

Room 125
125 Charles St.
617-523-4450
This small storefront is definitely a hit-or-miss kind of place, but when you hit, you score big: vintage pieces from designers like Pucci, Halston, and Diane von Furstenberg, priced from $65 to $350. Check back regularly for special shipments or sign up for alerts at room125.com.

The Great Eastern Trading Company
49 River St., Cambridge
617-354-5279
Stop here before Halloween for Vegas-showgirl, belly-dancer, and cowboy looks, or visit anytime for modish miniskirts, little black dresses from every era, a rich selection of oversize bohemian jewelry, and a wallet-friendly boot selection.

Oona's
1210 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
617-491-2654
Just outside Harvard Square, this tiny shop is packed with dresses from the '60s and '70s, leather jackets, and tons of covetable jewelry, bags, and accessories, including feathered hats, ladylike '50s fur shawls, and colorful plastic bangles from the '80s.