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Where to Score Great Finds Vintage Shopping in the East Bay

It's that time of the year again when you need to stock up on sun dresses, cut off shorts, and floppy hats, and there's no better selection than the vintage stores of the East Bay for all your summer-time needs on the cheap. 

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Down at Lulu's

Located in the heart of Berkeley, this place caters to vintage style in all regards. Mixing vintage fashion with vintage hairstyles, you can come here to get your hair coiffed, shop for vintage goods, or both! 6603 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley

Pretty Penny

The OG of vintage stores in Oakland, this should be your go-to place when looking for a cute vintage dress. Keep your eyes peeled for big designer names which have been known to pop up on the racks at really affordable prices. 5488 College Ave.,Oakland 

California Historical Design

If you're on a budget but refuse to spent your days assembling items with strange names from Ikea, then head to this Berkeley spot specifically for vintage furniture. All their stuff is in fantastic condition and priced accordingly. 2988 Adeline St., Berkeley 

The Rare Bird

This is a fun little shop that caters to sustainability in art, fashion, and culture. You can find some vintage used stuff, as well as take art classes and purchase local artwork - basically, you can spend a whole day here. 3883 Piedmont Ave., Oakland 

Resurrect

Also featuring local artists and up cycled designs, this place caters to sustainability and recreation (or Resurrection, if you will). 4135 Piedmont Ave., Oakland

Mercy Vintage

Mercy can be a little overpriced, they have designer names and a flare for finding unusual stuff. 4188 Piedmont Ave., Oakland 

White Elephant Sale

If you're willing to wait an entire year, the annual White Elephant Sale at the Oakland Museum of California is the best vintage rummage sale in the Bay Area. 

En Routrospect

If you don't want to do the digging yourself, check out En Routrospect, a local Etsy shop based in Berkeley. You can find vintage ware and homemade aprons, and you won't have to wait too long for it to arrive!