Whether it's Mad Men fever, a recession-fueled interest in secondhand duds or the fact that everything just looked cooler way back when, vintage is hotter than ever. Lucky for us antique lovers, vintage stores tend to cluster together, allowing you to easily hunt for old-school clothes and furniture. We've highlighted our six favorite districts, each one filled with aged oddities from the 1900s to the 1990s. (Yes, the '90s are vintage. You're that old.)
Andersonville vintage stores
This Far North Side strip is heaven for seekers of vintage furniture-both refinished and shabby.
Chicago Avenue vintage
Find fashions from the '50s and '60s, or go back to the future with '80s and '90s gear, on Chicago and Ashland Avenues.
Lincoln Ave vintage district
Quirky tchotchkes mix with glam gowns on this eclectic corridor.
Antique shopping in Roscoe Village
It may no longer be Antique Row, but this strip still draws collectors with its old-school furnishings and oddball trinkets.
Pilsen vintage shops
A crop of new shops makes this 'hood a retro-fashion hub.
Vintage shopping in the Grand Avenue Design District
This former industrial hub has blossomed into a vintage, salvage and modernist-inspired furniture destination.
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Suburban Chicagoland vintage stores and flea markets
Get in the car and head to the 'burbs for a chance at better deals at outlets that are lower on the vintage food chain.
Wicker Park vintage shopping
Get your style on in the style-conscious 'hood.