Where you should go shopping for Designers shoe warehouse
Great Eastern Trading Company US
• 49 River St. Cambridge; (617)354-5279 Here is a vintage shop with lots of fun stuff “from the 20s to the 90s”, attractively laid-out and easy to see and try on. The owner clearly takes a lot of care with her merchandise, and has been doing so for over twenty years.
You can find men’s sportcoats from $5 to $15, cotton shirts as low as $2.50, Hawaiian shirts for $12, and tuxedo jackets for $25 to $45. Good deals on leather jackets too, as well as lots of used Levis for $18.
For women, there is a delightful variety of evening dresses from $10 to $30 lots of sequins and lace. Skirts are $5 to $25, and blouses range from just $3 to $18. There is also fine handcrafted jewelry from around the world, including sterling silver hoop earrings for as little as $1 to $3; plus handbags, hats from various decades, tapestries, lace, and more, from the Victorian era onward. Open daily 11 a.m. to 6:30 P.M. Sundays from 1-5.
Down the street, check out more vintage duds in the basement of Justin Tyme at 91 River Street, Cambridge, (617) 491-1088. This small but packed shop features a basement of clothes that lean heavily on the 1960s and 1970s. Open Wednesdays through Fridays from 1 to 7 P.M. Saturdays 11-6, and Sundays “by chance.”