Best Source of Vintage Dresses


Nancy Wilson has amassed so many vintage dresses that it takes two stories of clothing racks to keep her Cleveland store organized. While Chelsea's specializes in 1950s and '60s dresses, the store's narrow aisles are bursting with everything from lacy Victorian shawls to '80s jumpsuits. It's all organized by era and by color, so if you're hunting for an off-white 1920s flapper dress, it's easy to locate. Chelsea's prices are unbeatable: cotton shifts from the '60s go for about $15, while an Yves Saint Laurent dress costs $50. The store also features five sewing machines for any quick repairs you'll need before you buy the '50s cocktail dress of your dreams.