Best Small Clothing Stores - 2006
Painted Bird and Minnie Wilde (tie)
Second-hand stores are getting a bit greedy in hawking their wares. Who wants to pay $60 for a dress that you know would cost $5 at a suburban Goodwill? Luckily, there are still places like Painted Bird in this city, shops with discriminating taste in buying clothing and decency in pricing when selling it back to customers. Folk fairies, '60s princesses, and '80s neon-hue whores can all find something in their dollar and style ranges here. Minnie Wilde's selections, on the other hand, do not come cheap, but its stores feature no twice-sold items. Instead the shops select the cream of indie designers for women's sexy boho skirts, tops, shirts, and accessories that are a little bit sweet 'n' innocent and a little bit rock 'n' roll.