If you’re already well-acquainted with your local sneaker boutique and can’t seem to find what you’re looking for from chain retailers such as Foot Locker, it may be time to splurge a bit and browse the selections at buy-and-sell and consignment shops.
New buy-and-sell stores pop up on a daily basis, but Footwear News has narrowed them down to the best of the best to ensure you get the most bang for your buck.
Best for: Rare deadstock and gently used vintage sneakers and apparel ranging from original 1985 Air Jordan 1s to obscure Polo Ralph Lauren items.
Locations: Los Angeles and Richmond, Va.
Best for: A carefully curated selection of the latest in hard-to-find sneakers and trending apparel, including Supreme.
Locations: New York City
Best for: Rare player editions and sample sneakers you won’t find anywhere else.
Locations: Portland, Ore.
Best for: Finding deals on new and gently used sneakers from their wide selection of customer buy-outs.
Locations: Newark, Calif.
Best for: Rare deadstock sneakers, including Nike Mags, early 2000s-era Supreme collaborations and more.
Locations: Los Angeles and San Francisco
Best for: Browsing a massive selection of deadstock sneakers ranging from general-release Air Jordans to sold-out Adidas Yeezy Boosts.
Locations: Los Angeles and New York City