Bobby from Boston is tucked away on Thayer St., nestled deep in the South End like a hidden gem. Filled to the bursting seams with treasures from bygone years, it’s hardly a vintage store but more like a museum: A carefully curated collection of clothing and all the finishings, with a smattering of relics from ages past peppered throughout. It’s like stepping into another world. Owner and curator Bobby Garnet has dedicated his life to tracking down rare, high-end vintage, with pieces said to date back to the 1800s. Within the organized, dimly-lit clutter fellows will find blazers and bombers; delightfully printed bow ties and button-downs. Ladies will uncover a lovely selection of mint condition vintage dresses garnished with an assortment of perfect hats from every era and t-strap heels.
Bobby’s collection of vintage pieces (particularly those rumored to exist only in a warehouse out back) marks a landmark location for vintage-lovers across Boston and the U.S. Famous for clothing the casts of Titanic, A Beautiful Mind and Road to Perdition, the spot has been mentioned in Travel + Leisure, Lucky Magazine and Boston Magazine.
You haven’t done Boston vintage until you’ve been to Bobby’s. So let’s put in on a Google map.
Bobby From Boston. 19 Thayer St., Boston. 617-423-9299. handicapped accessible. Hours of Operation: Tues.-Sat. 12 p.m.-6 p.m.