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There’s a lot to learn when it comes to finding new clothing consignment shops in the East Bay.
The following articles will help you get started.
First, a bit of history.
Consignment shops have been around since the dawn of humanity, but it wasn’t until the 1970s that they began to gain mainstream recognition.
In the 1970, San Francisco’s Vintage and Vintage Express became the first in the Bay Area to sell jeans and accessories.
In the 1980s, California became the second state in the country to ban consignment sales of denim in the form of T-shirts, hoodies, and hats.
In 1984, the first consignment clothing retailer was opened in San Francisco by the founders of San Francisco Vintage and V&V.
These were known for being among the first to open up shop on the east side of San Jose and selling vintage, vintage inspired clothing.
Today, many retailers have expanded to the East Coast, and while some are still relatively new to the region, many have gained popularity over the years.
Here are the top 10 places to shop for clothes in the San Francisco Bay Area, with tips and recommendations from locals and visitors.
Note: Some of these stores may not be on the map for you due to location or availability, so be sure to check the listing for availability before making a decision.
Also, these stores are listed as having a minimum daily inventory of 30,000 garments and 20,000 accessories.