Best of BoCoCa Boutiques
by Heather Liang and Christina Parrella, 10/15/2014
Olive's Very Vintage. Photo: Jennifer McCulloch
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In with the Old
If you're looking for clothes that are a perfect blend of past and present, the BoCoCa neighborhoods will have something to suit your taste. Women's thrift shop Olive's Very Vintage is run by owner and former stylist Jen McCulloch. Olive's stocks a darling selection of vintage clothes (some designer), accessories and other knick-knacks, from salt-and-pepper shakers to vintage candelabras. A few blocks away at Olive's brother store, Olaf's Vintage, secondhand menswear chosen by McCulloch—a range of twill suit jackets, button-up shirts, ties, blazers and coats from generations past—is for sale.
Vintage boutique Eva Gentry Consignment caters to shoppers looking for glam, pre-loved duds. Stylists and fashion's upper crust drop off pieces here that have been pulled for shoots or hung in a closet never to be worn again. You'll uncover incredible finds from brands such as Maison Martin Margiela, Acne and Yves Saint Laurent; since these clothes have been very minimally worn, the pricing is discounted but close to the original. If you're game for a search through the racks, Buffalo Exchange has an array of affordable used clothing and accessories for men and women along with some high-end items.
More vintage treasures can be found at Yesterday's News, which carries a trove of antique housewares, furniture and stylish threads. –CP