The Valley offers a wide range of vintage finds, from troves of men’s and women’s retro clothing, to accessories and housewares in almost any time period. Whether it’s an entire room or outfit bedecked in the ’50s, or a piece or two that add a touch of nostalgia and character, it’s a nod to yesteryear with these best Phoenix vintage shops.
Fashion by Robert Black
Robert Black, former owner of Ford Robert Black Agency, and Doreen Picerne, philanthropist and fashionista, have shopped around the world to offer a whole new experience in vintage red carpet couture. Located in the landmark White Hogan building in the downtown Scottsdale Arts district, Fashion by Robert Black is the go-to place for special occasion designer pieces, dynamic daywear, exceptional accessories and historic treasures.
7144 E. 1st Avenue, Scottsdale 480-664-7770
Vintage by Misty
Beautiful vintage finds from all over the globe await at Vintage by Misty. The eclctic mix of vintage designer finds – from clothing and jewelry to housewares – is inspired by owner Misty Guerriero’s travels abroad. Sip on espresso and enjoy pastries at the back bar while perusing designer pieces that span from A to Z – from Azzedine Alaia to Zandra Rhodes.
818 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, 85004 602-707-6235
Based in the heart of the Southwest desert, Arcadia Vintage caters to fashion outlaws on the run from boring styles of the now. The flirty glam fashion of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s is brought anew with sequins, beading, cashmere, feathers, weathered denim and the like that are mainstays in the Arcadia Vintage closet.
Butter Toast co-owners Traci Nelson and Jasmine Jarrett
With mutual loves for vintage and recycling, business partners/co-owners, Traci Nelson and Jasmine Jarrett, created Butter Toast boutique, located in the Roosevelt Arts District. Inside the bright pink exterior is something for everyone – men’s and women’s styles, baby clothes, shoes, accessories, jewelry and housewares. Beyond unique vintage pieces, Butter Toast also collaborates with local jewelry designers and carries locally handmade natural soaps.
718 N. 4th St., Phoenix 602-258-3458
Besides offering some of the best in vintage in off-the-rack fashion, Antique Sugar also has an extensive men’s department. Co-owners Sarah and Ann-Marie have gathered together an astonishing array of mint-condition garments in this roomy store. Early 1920’s to the 1980’s is their specialty.
724 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 85013 602-277-5765