Actual Vintage Hits Urban Outfitters on Powell
Say what you will about the overpriced hipster haven (that you still secretly scour for the latest trends), but Urban Outfitters on Powell is now stocked with real, bonafide designer vintage for a limited time and well, it's surprisingly good.
Head upstairs to find hand-picked racks of ladylike frilled blouses, pretty warm-weather dresses, a colorful array of skinny leather belts, perfectly worn-in shoes and more from the likes of Betsey Johnson, Ralph Lauren, Pendleton and Ferragamo. The best part? The prices are comparable, if not slightly cheaper, that the vintage-inspired wares that fill the rest of the store.
All in all, it's definitely worth checking out if you don't feel like heading to the Haight or Mission for your secondhand fix.
Oh, and one last tip: the racks are located right in front of the stairs. We did a lap around the floor before giving in and asking where it was since it's not clearly marked.
Urban Outfitters, 80 Powell St., at Ellis St., urbanoutfitters.com