Deal alert: Ride BART to the East Bay for these consignment shops and thrift stores

Remember when hand-me-downs got a bad rap? That sentiment is, well, worn out. We think taking on something that’s already proven tried and true is a good trend for so many reasons. Tasteful racks of used clothing and accessories are just as much a part of Bay Area sightseeing as the usual famous stops.

Instead of letting things pile up unappreciated to be discarded, vintage and consignment stores keep the functional recycling of fashion going. Check out these BARTable East Bay vintage and consignment shops to discover your new favorite finds.

 

Empress Vintage is a vintage and consignment clothing store in Berkeley near the Ashby BART station.

Empress Vintage has special pre-loved finds for the everyday or the special-occasion day. 

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Empress Vintage

Ashby (Berkeley)
Pretty Penny is a vintage consignment shop in Oakland near Rockridge BART station.

Sarah Dunbar has used her keen sense of fashion to curate used clothing and goods for over a decade. 

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Pretty Penny

Rockridge (Oakland)
Caviar & Cigarettes is a consignment boutique located in Berkeley near the North Berkeley BART station.

University Avenue’s boutique for vintage and consignment clothing and accessories, Caviar & Cigarettes boasts plenty more than just a catchy name. 

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Caviar & Cigarettes

North Berkeley
Consignit Couture Walnut Creek is a consignment store in Walnut Creek near the Walnut Creek BART station.

Consignit Couture Walnut Creek caters to closets that are more posh than funky. 

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