Vivant Vintage, a gorgeous little store nestled in Allston neighborhood of Boston, is a treasure chest of a thrift shop that I could spend entire afternoons digging into. Stepping out of the summer sun and inside, you’ll be met by friendly staff and a simply stellar selection of vintage fashion, old cameras and shelves packed with various oddities and curiosities. Never tried on an ’80s jumpsuit before? This is so the shop for you.
From the giant, bearded mural on the exterior of the store to the taxidermied animals within, it’s obvious that Vivant Vintage has put a lot of care into cultivating a wonderful, eclectic energy that visitors simply love. This ambiance extends to the events the stores put on – hip happenings ranging from regular live music performances to tarot card readings to monthly hair salon pop-ups. Where else can you buy a vintage bolo tie AND get an undercut all within an hour?