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Five essential Orlando vintage stores

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In a city that's as mixed-and-matched as a thrifter's closet, rooting out good vintage stores can be a challenge without a little guidance. From authentic garments dating back to the '20s to unique bright fashions from the '80s and '90s, Orlando's vintage stores quite literally have your back if you're looking to stand out in tourist town. Here are the essentials.

Déjà Vu Vintage Clothing and Accessories

1210 Michigan Ave., 407-838-3609

Celebrating 30 years in 2015 of time-warped treasure-hunting, Déjà Vu relocated recently, so many locals lost their way to their truly unique racks, but it is certainly worth plotting your course to rediscover everything from jumpsuits to jewelry at the new location.

Etoile Boutique

2424 E. Robinson St., 407-895-6363, etoileboutique.com

It was a gem in the Milk District before people even went to the Milk District, so it's no shock their trendy vintage threads catch on just as quick with savvy-chic shoppers who don't have time to thrift. Bonus: on-site tailoring and adjustments, in case you fall in love, but it's a little loose or snug.

Orlando Vintage Clothing and Costumes

2117 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park, 407-599-7225, orlandovintage.com

Whether you're looking for that perfect period piece to rent for a theme party or matchless outfits that demonstrate your distinct flair, Orlando Vintage houses a huge collection, from fur coats to sport coats, and they've been doing it with flair for the past 20 years.

The Owl's Attic

4031 Forsyth Road, Winter Park, 321-300-6957, theowlzattic.com

Off the beaten path and frankly hard to find if you aren't looking for it, this quaint shop with vintage and one-of-a-kind fashion is all about the thrill of discovery. It's frequently less picked-over than stores closer to hip districts.

Postmarket Vintage

2906 Corrine Drive, 407-270-7729, etsy.com/shop/postmarketvintage

Previously only found at local festivals or on Etsy, the inspired attire picked by Postmarket Vintage can now be found at their shop located in the Lovely.

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