About Red Light Vintage

Since 1996, Red Light Vintage & Costume has remained one of Seattle’s premier vintage shopping locations year after year. From 1930’s formal ensembles, including shoes & accessories, to vintage Levi’s & shirts from obscure metal bands, we’re sure you’ll find your new favorite clothes at our location!

As a locally owned small business, Red Light is proud to support and collaborate with the city’s vast community of artists, musicians, and organizers. We’ve sponsored floats in Pride Parades, shared clothing and coupons for events at EMP, been one of the locations in Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” video (yes, really!), and been the go-to location for costumers and stylists working in the Northwest.

University District Store

Looking for a specific item?
Give us a call at 206.545.4044 and ask! We’ll be glad to take a look and if the item you’re interested in is available, we’ll hold it for you.

Our University location purchases vintage and vintage-inspired clothing, shoes, accessories, and ephemera.

We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. We also have gift certificates available.

We do not give cash or credit card refunds. Merchandise may be returned only for exchange or store credit within 30 days of purchase with the original register receipt. The merchandise must be in pristine condition, with tags intact and still attached to item.

All costume sales are final and no returns are accepted. No exceptions.

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2012 Evening Magazine Best of Western Washington – Vintage
2010 Seattle Weekly Reader’s Choice Best Indie Clothing Store
2009 Seattle Weekly Reader’s Choice Best Indie Clothing Store
2005 Seattle Weekly Reader’s Choice Best Vintage Shop
2002 Seattle Magazine Best Window Display
2002 The Stranger Best Clothing Store Named After a Famous District
2001 Seattle.citysearch.com Editorial Winner Best Vintage Clothing Store
2001 Seattle.citysearch.com Audience Winner Best Vintage Clothing Store
2001 Seattle Weekly Reader’s Choice Best Vintage Clothing Store
2000 Seattle Weekly Critic’s Choice Best Place to Buy Vintage Corduroy Pants