I love retro finds. Where can I shop vintage near USF apartments?

Going out shopping with friends near USF apartments is a great way to relax, unwind, and cross some chores off your to-do list. Clothes shopping can be stressful, so a great way to save money is to shop used. Another reason you might want to shop for used clothing, furniture or decorations is because you have a taste for vintage. Rather than keeping up with the latest fashion trends that will be out of style by the end of the month, some students at the University of South Florida prefer to fill their closets with timeless retro styles. If you prefer vintage clothing or you're looking for some classy antiques, this article will give you some places to shop around apartments near USF.

Locally owned vintage near USF apartments 

One of the perks of buying vintage is that you can feel good about the fact that you're breaking the cycle of clothing waste by purchasing pre-owned. For an even better impact on your community, consider buying vintage from small local shops! Locally owned businesses not only tend to have a lot more personality, which is a big plus when buying vintage, but they also have hidden treasures. Buddha Vintage is a locally owned vintage clothing store. Another is Ravens & Rockers, a vintage and alternative fashion retailer run by a mother-daughter duo! This store is great if you have a taste for eclectic fashion or if you love Halloween. 

Cash in your clothing 

Some stores that sell pre-owned clothing are willing to purchase clothing from customers in exchange for money or store credit. Plato's Closet is a classic example, and it's close enough to take the Bull Runner Shuttle. If you're looking for a place with slightly higher standards, look no further than Uptown Cheapskate. This store only accepts the best quality clothing, but it gives a great value for vintage items and specializes in timeless, simple styles. They're also dedicated to cutting down on carbon emissions and fundraising to provide education to children!

Valhalla Resale is another vintage clothing store on the fancier side. Stop by to peruse formal wear such as dresses and tops. This store has a unique method of reducing clothing waste: a monthly membership allows customers to borrow up to three items at a time, which they can exchange as much as they like. This option may be pricey, but it makes the whole store essentially your personal closet!

More than just vintage clothing 

The vintage style doesn't stop at clothing. There's also a plethora of vintage and antique furniture, decorations, art, and fun knick knacks for sale near USF apartments if you know where to look. For example, The Far Forest is a vintage store that sells not only clothing but handmade items, books, home goods, and local art. It's the perfect place to pick up a little something to spice up your student apartment. Vintage Post Marketplace is another such store that specializes in home decor and will purchase gently used furniture. They describe their style as "artsy and unique" and partner with local vendors to provide customers with a taste of the community.

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