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Nitty Gritty is a great local shop that caters to those obsessed with anything vintage, retro or kitschy. This Germantown boutique has fashions from the 1920's all the way to the 1980's. The shop sells other housewares and accessories as well, where you'll find bags, hats, clocks, watches, cameras and almost everything else that has some retro charm to it. Additionally, its a great place to go when you need to find something on Halloween or to add that vintage piece to sharpen your style.
At Vic's Classic Bikes, you can choose from an exhaustive collection of over 300 vintage bikes which the seller has put up for restoration. Some of the vintage cycles put up for restoration include Motobecane, Peugeot, Raleigh, Schwinn, DeRosa, Masi, Ross, Astro Diamler, Puch, DeBernardi, Zullo, Atala and Nishki, apart from several others. The restoration procedure followed at Vic's Classic Bikes is a comprehensive one and high-quality and tough lugged steel bikes are chosen. Each vintage bicycle is disassembled thoroughly and inspected vigilantly. At this vintage bike shop, you can also browse from an extensive collection of accessories lik handle bar treatments and saddles.
Evolve is another cool shop on Frankfort Avenue that has devoted its entire selection of items to men. From jackets, wallets, belts and socks to full suits and ties, Evolve is a consignment store that relies on recycling gently used menswear. Oftentimes some great steals can be found on the racks, where designer shirts and jeans are always found at better-than-retail prices. If you join their mailing list, the shop keeps you in the know about what is coming-and-going through the doors.