Unlike new clothes, vintage clothing is already broken in, has had time to establish its pedigree, and is almost always house trained. Save on ensemble obedience training with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of clothing at Avalon Exchange in Cleveland Heights.
Flowing from the racks of Avalon Exchange's vintage shop are great swathes of in-season designer denim, tops, shoes, and accessories yearning to outfit both men and women alike. Each season is marked by a new wave of modern and vintage brands, including tops and bottoms by True Religion, BCBG, the French Connection, and J.Crew. Like aspiring musicians and grapes that fall under the refrigerator, basic pieces such as a statement necklace ($16) and sunglasses lie about waiting to be discovered. Savvy shoppers can expect to discover vintage treats such as a floral Diane Von Furstenberg dress ($48) or a Sharon Couture floral top ($16), which up the dynamic flare and eye-catching capabilities of any outfit. A wall of new and preworn footwear prevents the ceiling from acting on its long-held feelings for the floor, featuring kicks such as gray Nikes ($34) and timeless Chanel shoes ($32).