Vintage Clothing Shops

If you’re looking for something unique, Nevada City & Grass Valley have a great selection of vintage clothing shops for the bargain shopper who wants a one of kind item.   The vintage scene in Nevada County is alive and well with each shop curating a different esthetic and style. Grass Valley and Nevada City make a perfect day trip for some vintage shopping.  Here’s a look inside a few must stops on your next shopping trip.  Tiger Alley at 400 Broad Street in Nevada City has a curated selection of all things vintage, new and used vinyl, women + mens clothing, kids’ treasures, books, apothecary goods + curiosities, open 12-6 Thursday-Tuesday.

Sunchilds Parlour is the newest addition to the team in downtown Grass Valley at the intersection of East Main and Mill Street.  Hailing from San Francisco, the shop is open 7 days a week 11am-6pm and welcomes you to come to find your sparkle.  Currently they are planning on a 2nd Saturday of every month event where we invite the town to enjoy local DJs, live music, drinks, clothing sales, etc. We will feature one local designer,artist, merchant per event to showcase and/or sell their art/design/product on the night of the event.

Cult of Gemini now features a special handpicked selection of witchy vintage clothing (Gunne Sax, mid-century dresses, accessories and more). This collection by Loot and Lore Vintage is size inclusive and features sizes extra small to extra large.  Cult of Gemini is at 156 Mill St, Grass Valley and open 7 days a week, look for the vintage clothing in the back room.

Run Of The Mill is located within Industrial in downtown Nevada City, 319 Broad Street.  It’s named after a Judas Priest song off their first album. Owner Dana Penney is a California native that loves rock n roll/ metal culture.  The shop carries new and vintage band tees. “My clothing works so perfect with Industrial because the its the clothes people with nose rings typically wear: boots, leather motorcycle jacket, killer AC/DC tee and 501 Levi’s!” explains Dana.  Open 7 days a week 12-7pm. 

What’s your favorite vintage clothing recommendation?  There’s lots of great options online, plus pop up shops, Nevada City Craft Fair and thrift stores, what’s your recommendation for someone looking for something unique?

8 replies
  1. BMW
    BMW says:

    Love this post. What about Solstice on Pine St., Nevada City? I’ve found gem pieces there, always clean and pressed, and their prices are closer to thrift stores than vintage shops.

  2. Katrina Schneider
    Katrina Schneider says:

    Awesome to learn about these other places … excited to check them out.

    I’m surprised Solstice isn’t listed here … for sure a favorite! I SO appreciate the ability to consign items and build up a credit for my daughter’s shopping!

    And Main Street Kids has clothes up through age 18 I believe .. we’ve found some awesome stuff there!

  3. Emma Lee Williams
    Emma Lee Williams says:

    I love vintage on main! I have a fabulous night stand I scored from a window display and a super cute “junk drawer” in my living room. Both wood and painted white with some distressing. I enjoy everything in that shop and the people who work there.

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