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SoWa Sundays can be overwhelming with the bazaar of vendors in the Open Market, a maze of food trucks, and (keep your eye on the prize) the mile-long Vintage Market. We trudged through the entire lot and detailed the six places you've got to stop by. You're welcome.—Heather C. White
THE HOUSE OF FINDINGS
The House of Findings is one of, if not the best, curated stalls in the entire Vintage Market. The lines alone can tell you that. No need to dig—owner Mayra Gonzalez has an exceptional eye and has taken all the hard work out by selecting items from nearly every decade (though she loves the 80s) and styles from Chanelphile-friendly to Fly Girls. Bonus: You'll get an extra 20% off when you like the House of Findings Facebook page.
Major scores: A Chanel suede blazer, Picasso bombers from the 80s, gorgeous drop-back gowns, Nicole Miller jumpsuits, sumptuous silk novelty prints and an entire DIY denim bar.
General vibe: OMG, I never want to leave.
LOLA'S URBAN VINTAGE
Lola's Urban Vintage sets up shop each weekend right outside the Vintage Market in a pink truck. Owner Nicoletta's finds are on point and in your face. Think bold colors, barely-there cut offs, and weird curios. Case in point: the bunnies-on-attack cropped tweed blazer in the gallery.
Major scores: Neon pink Dior suits, DIY-ed denim, and a small selection of new styles as well.
General vibe: 80s heaven in a truck.
Salvnation is the kind of vintage haven you'd stumble upon in the middle of the desert on your way to Burning Man. It's overflowing with all kinds of wares from leather we love to weird paintings and smalls. Go with a partner-in-crime tp divide and conquer.
Major scores: One-of-a-kind leather bags and lots of fringed vests, plus a healthy dose of turquoise and silver jewelry.
General vibe: Bonnaroo basics.
Tangerine Boutique is understated but don't let that fool you! Where else can you score serious footwear (hello Manolo and Ferragamo) at beyond-low prices? Now that's a hidden gem.
Major scores: Pointed-toe Manolo Blahnik slingbacks in near-perfect condition for $45. Seriously.
General vibe: Your (well-dressed) grandma's closet.
GLEN KACHADORIAN VINTAGE
Glen Kachadorian has a history in leather so he knows his stuff. Recently, he's opened up his collection to womenswear and has started investing heavily in old-school bags, mostly Coach.
Major scores: Wall-to-wall racks of vintage Coach bags in every style imaginable plus, well-worn suitcases to step up your décor.
General vibe: Super low-key.
LE PANTS KING & THE TRAVELING SPECTACULAR
Le Pants King & The Traveling Spectacular is exactly what it sounds like. Forget the spectacular and the "Pants King" angle (what?)—just pop in for the novelty print Hawaiian shirts.
Major scores: Cool 60s suede vests and novelty prints. Grab a small size because these goods are 90% menswear.
General vibe: Rocky Horror Meets Menswear.