If you’ve ever watched Girls and lusted after Jessa’s rhapsodically bohemian wardrobe, you’re going to lose your you-know-what at How Sweet It Was in Tucson, Arizona. Located five minutes from the University of Arizona, Crissy Burgstaler’s store has been in the vintage game since 1974—more than a decade before actress Jemima Kirke was even born. But the avid collector doesn’t overcharge for the privilege of pillaging her top-of-line selection: On a recent visit, we spotted delicately beaded purses, luxe smoking jackets, glamorous pillbox hats, rad leather bombers, turquoise bolo ties, Mad Men-era kitten heels, psychedelic maxis dresses, lacy pastel lingerie, and gorgeous kimonos tagged at about one-third the price of what you’d find in L.A. or New York. The goods are in excellent condition and the shop is spacious enough that you won’t break a sweat while rummaging.
Note: Some of the rarest items are hung on the wall near the register, so don’t miss them. We walked away with a nutria-trimmed velvet opera coat from the 1920s—near mint-condition and yeah, Jessa would totally rock it.
424 E. 6th St., Tucson, AZ; 520-623-9854.