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The Best Vintage, Consignment & Thrift Stores in Miami

 

It’s not surprise, being the avid vintage/consignment/thrifter that I am,  that people frequently ask me “What are Miami’s best vintage and consignment stores?” So I figured I would spread the love and the word and give you all the low-down. I hope to eventually make this into a series of articles if to help you find the best vintage stores in a variety of different cities. I will, of course, start with Despy’s home city: Miami.

Miami has a great variety of vintage,  consignment and thrift stores and they all have a little something different to offer. This is a breakdown list of the my personal favorites and strengths of each one:

 

CONSIGNMENT STORES

 

The Consignment Bar


5580 NE 4th Ct Ste 4A
Miami, FL
(305) 751-9996 - http://consignmentbar.com

 

This consignment store is hands-down my favorite when it comes to designer handbags. You can go into this chic boutique consignment shop and find anything from top designer dresses, shoes and handbags, but their strength is definitely their excellent selection of handbags and accessories. I have purchased my last several designer handbags from this store and haven’t been let down. Since top designers are what they carry (LV, Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Jimmy Choo, Dior etc), you should plan on spending a lil dough here, but you won’t be disappointed as all the handbags are in great shape and all guaranteed to be authentic.

 

Consign of the Times


1635 Jefferson Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 535-0811 - http://www.consignofthetimes.com

 

This consignment boutique is a great little shop off of Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. This shop is small and quaint, but full of goodies. They have a great selection of designer handbags, clothing and shoes and extra bonus of male clothing and accessories as well. This is a great place if you are looking for top designer items at a discounted prices.

 

Second Time Around (STA)

1630 Jefferson Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 674-0144 - http://www.secondtimearound.net

 

This consignment boutique is best known for its stint on a reality show on BRAVO. The original store where the show was filmed is in NYC and they recently opened this Miami location off of Lincoln Rd (across the street from its rival Consign of the Times). The store is pretty quaint and small, but has a decent selection of designer duds. I find that in comparison to the other consignment shops, this one has a bit more variety for those of us shopping on a budget.

 

VINTAGE STORES

 

Fly Boutique


7235 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 332-4156 - http://www.flyboutiquevintage.com/

 

A long time favorite, this boutique never disappoints. This is one of the largest and most known vintage boutiques in Miami and as such has a large variety of items from accessories, to handbags, to shoes, dresses, vintage sweaters and hats and on and on! Although they also do consignment, this store is more for the vintage buff looking for beautiful pieces to add to their vintage collection. Due to the wider variety of items in the store, the prices are more varied, as well.

 

C.Madeleine’s


13702 Biscayne Boulevard
North Miami Beach, FL 33181
(305) 945-7770 - http://www.cmadeleines.com/

 

Another veteran in the Miami vintage scene, this is THE vintage store to visit in Miami. Known for the biggest selection of its one-of-a-kind designer pieces this store is like a vintage fashion museum! Located in North Miami, this is one store not to miss on your Miami vintage shopping tour.

 

Lincoln Road Antique Market


Lincoln Road Mall
Miami Beach, FL 33139
http://www.lincolnroadmall.info 

 

I couldn’t go without mentioning the great Lincoln Rd Mall Antique and Collectibles Market in Miami Beach. This is an outdoor market that takes place every other Sunday during Miami’s “high season” starting in December and ending in early May. This is a street market full of private vendors selling anything from collectible antique furniture to vintage furs and vintage designer handbags. Much like a flea market, you will find a little but of everything here, but that’s part of the fun! This is an excellent market to visit while in Miami and looking to score vintage finds.

 

THRIFT STORES

 

Goodwill Industries


2121 NW 21st St.
Miami, FL
(305) 325-9114  - www.goodwillsouthflorida.org

Now for my fellow thrifters out there looking for the ultimate bargain, this is one of the top thrift stores in Miami. Although there are many Goodwill stores, this particular one is a Flagship store packed with a little bit of everything. Nothing beats finding amazing vintage finds for the best prices out there, but with that said, thrifting requires work and much patience since these treasures may be few and far between. The key is to go with time and patience in tow!

 

Red, White, and Blue Thrift Store

12640 SW NE 6th Ave.
Hialeah, FL 33161
(305) 893-1104 - www.redwhiteandbluethriftstore.com

This is every Miami thrifter and vintage buff’s best kept secret (you’re welcome). Located in a strip mall in Hialeah (surrounded by several other thrift stores), this is the largest, craziest thrift store in the city and a must in Miami thirfting. Here you will find everything from vintage leather handbags to sweaters, fur jackets, dresses, mens, childrens, you name it. This store is not for the faint of heart. Prepare yourself for a crowd complete with crying children, and bumper to bumper shopping cart traffic! I have found my best vintage finds here.

And, as always, if you prefer to shop beautiful vintage fashions at the best prices from the comfort of your home and leave the digging to a pro: SHOP DESPY.COM!! ;)

 

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