Best Vintage Clothing Store - 2008
Tucked in a long narrow store along the Mission's main shopping corridor is a haven for top-quality vintage clothing that'll surely make you stand out from the crowd. Whether you're looking for a dress for a party, a cozy but stylish jacket to protect you from the chilly San Francisco wind, or a shirt for the office with an extra dose of flair, the friendly and knowledgeable folk at Schauplatz likely have something for you. Even if you're just in the mood to browse, the store is so impeccably organized (by size, style, fabric, and color) that you can enjoy the experience with ease without having to sift through mounds of clothing nobody would want. Schauplatz does tend to charge higher prices than most secondhand stores, but if you want to re-create the sensation of finding that almost perfectly preserved one-of-a-kind treat in that trunk in the attic, this is the place for you.