About Us

Viva Vintage Clothing has enjoyed over 20 years of providing our customers with high-quality, carefully selected and well-priced, authentic vintage clothing and accessories. We love what we do, and we hope that you will too!


We have been in the vintage clothing business since 1997. Our first vintage "incarnation" was as a bricks-and-mortar vintage shop in the Chicago area (Evanston IL), operating in that location for ten years. In 2007, as our next vintage venture, we began selling online, through this very website that you are visiting! By moving to selling mainly online, we can share our love of vintage with all of you, wherever you are in the world! 

After a great 8 years on Ravenswood Ave. in Chicago, our former vintage showroom is now closed. Thanks for making our showroom venture a success! If you prefer shopping in person to shopping online, we would be happy to set up an appointment for you to view our vintage collection at our  (well-organized and totally shop-able) storage facility. Contact us to schedule a visit--or if you are interested in selling vintage items to us. 

We also sell our clothing and accessories at some local Chicago vintage clothing shows and events, like the Chicago Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show.

For up-to-date info about our schedule, you can follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or sign up for our email newsletter (sign-up form at bottom of the page). 


Our vintage clothing and accessories have been seen in several Hollywood films and TV shows. We especially love working with costumers for Chicago-area theater productions at the Goodman, Steppenwolf, and many others.


Of course, our main focus is helping our regular customers to find the perfect vintage outfit or accessory.


Looking for a retro dress for a vintage-themed wedding or a night out dancing, that perfect necklace or evening bag to complete your look for a vintage-era costume party, or a versatile and classic vintage day dress or cardigan for work? We are happy to help!

1970s dress black ruffles flamenco 70s disco dress

All photos: Hair by Antje Kastner-Panya, Make-Up by Jezabel Carolina Rico.
3rd photo: by Elizabeth Sisson

Since 2010, Viva Vintage Clothing has been a proud member of the Vintage Fashion Guild. The VFG is a wonderful organization for help and advice about all things related to vintage clothing, and home of the fabulous VFG Label Resource--an indispensable tool for researching vintage labels!
Check out other members of the VFG, to shop from some of the best, most reputable vintage sellers around!