Non-hipster needs a discounted fashion website.
April 1, 2010 3:34 PM   Subscribe

Suggestions for websites welling classy, classic, used clothes?

Notice I've kept myself from using the word vintage. I'm a non-hipster looking for

Whether dress shoes, dress pants or jackets and shirts, I'm looking for a central location (please don't say Craigslist) to buy classy, classic clothes.

I'm in Seattle, so if you've got any suggestions for brink and mortar shops (those still exist, right?) I'm all ears.
posted by bamassippi to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (5 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I always found good stuff at Buffalo Exchange (both the Capitol Hill and U-District locations-- this was 6 years ago). I found a good trick to getting the higher quality stuff was to go to the U-District location right around the date tuition was due-- or about a month after classes began (when the Visa bills started to roll in). Sounds twisted, but it worked. The Broadway one might not be there anymore (not listed on their site) but looks like there's one in Ballard now too.
posted by mireille at 3:46 PM on April 1, 2010

I do not know the thrift stores in the area, but I imagine Seattle of places has to have a great selection that run the gamut, including consignment stores and whatnot. I think you're going to have a lot more luck finding good deals and clothing that fits that way.
posted by wooh at 4:24 PM on April 1, 2010

is eBay an option for you? runs the gamut ...
posted by Rube R. Nekker at 4:41 PM on April 1, 2010

it's a bit trendy, but maybe closet cupcake ?
posted by jus7brea7he at 7:00 PM on April 1, 2010

Seconding eBay. The finds are incredible, but a bit hard to find until you find some sellers you like.

I'm not exactly sure what you like, but (at least the u district) Buffalo Exchange is a bit on the college-student end of the spectrum.

It's a lot of clothes I like, so I haven't had cause to search anything else out, but it may not be your style. Plenty of graphic tees and the like.

Red Light has excellent vintage shoes from classy brands like YSL, for about $40 give or take.
Got my favorite Marc Jacobs pumps there.

It sounds weird, but I've had my best finds for workwear/'adult' (no, not like that) wear from Value Villiage. Particularly Redmond, there are a lot of Eastside people giving really nice clothes. Yeah, you have to search more, but it sure isn't pricey when you find it.

I'm sure there are better boutiques, but I'm not really sure where, sorry.
posted by R a c h e l at 9:43 PM on April 1, 2010

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