While spending weekends rummaging through thrift stores and estate sales may land you a pretty sweet pair of pants, what's the use considering your girlfriend will be the one wearing them? Find the sweetness without the emasculating effort, at Bedouin Vintage Collective.
Bedouin was started by a couple of longtime thrift/estate scourers who decided to open a consignment space to showcase their, and their like-minded friends', prized finds, which literally run from clothes that'll make you the life of the party, to vehicles for escaping said party after someone catches you with your clothes off. Duds cover kicks from loafers to cowboy boots, tees from locally themed to a parroted Panama travel pickup, dress shirts (Ben Sherman, Burberry, much more), button-up westerns, awesomely tacky sweaters whose patterns attempt to teach geometry, jackets from synthetic to leather (tasseled and non!), and even leather vests, because you will not be cowed into wearing sleeves. Then things get weird: vintage mopeds (seriously, just sittin' there, waiting for your ass), plush, mustachioed taxidermy, local and vintage vinyl, an old Mickey Mouse thermos, even a circa 1975 Star Trek Star Fleet Technical Manual that includes uniform patterns for every Federation rank -- though why go to the trouble of DIY'ing a Comic Con outfit just to get laid, when everybody gets laid at Comic Con!
BVC also showcases local artists (currently paintings by Eric Wixon), serves as a "collective space" with a rent-able practice room for bands and an under construction photography & art studio, and will host events ranging from a monthly DJ-spun art show to parties for record releases -- though if you're putting up with your girlfriend's thrift-storing, you should be experiencing those nightly.