Vintage shops can net you some cool, unique duds, but far too often getting that perfect Billy Idol tour t-shirt means the seller just keeps asking you to pay More, More, More. Giving you the clothes without the wallet-ache, Fearless Weirdos.
The brainchild of fashion buyer/designer Alva Glass (who co-owned former L5P duds shop Glass Mott), Weirdos hawks budget-approved vintage wears sourced from NY, LA and Japan (with no more than four of each item in stock) in a quaint space with counters covered in Japanese newspapers, a three-paneled mural of a dinner party, and clothes hanging from copper pipes, installed as a smart hedge should they get foreclosed on. While prepping for their April grand opening, they'll be loading the joint with new threads while liquidating everything left over from Glass Mott, offering 50% off their already-bargain prices on contemporary blazers (which they'll custom-tailor in-house) from plaid Banana Republic jobs, to tapered numbers from Perry Ellis Portfolio, to stuff from JoS. A. Banks, Henry Grethel, and Chaps, who luckily make more than just their namesake. If it's not a jacket, it's 30 bucks or less, including cashmere vests, black/white cotton sweaters from Sole, longsleeve thermals from Mark, and tees like a faux-tuxedo-front, "Back in Black"-back AC/DC job, and a teal x-ray skeleton design by Jesus Is Power, although he never seems to be when Georgia Power cuts yours for nonpayment.
Whenever ATL gets steady spring/summer weather, FW'll serve Japanese sodas and ice cream on their outside patio; 'til then, find deeper deals by digging into a $5 "Treasure Trunk", which has Levi's jeans, Citron shirts, and shoes from Bakers which've been lightly used, and now think it's a nice day to staaaaart agaaain.