Moon Zooom – endangered clothing

MoonZooomI have seen many storefronts claiming to sell “vintage” clothes but upon entering the store you realize they are just overpriced thrift shops. So when my 17 year old daughter requested a trip to Moon Zooom on West San Carlos Street I was skeptical but willing to go. I looked at their website and they claim to carry items from the 1950s through the 80s, but still I was skeptical.

The truth could not have been further from my expectations. Moon Zooom is awesome. They have racks and racks (and racks!) of well organized, well cared-for clothes, and different rooms assigned to different decades. There are a few newer costumey pieces, but overall this is true vintage material. I saw many dresses that I swear my mother owned when I was a child. My daughter tried on what seemed to be fifty different outfits, from 60s mini skirts to 70s muumuus to 80s aerobics gear, and she ended up purchasing two fabulous dresses for around $20 each and a 70s concert shirt for $15. The store employees were also very helpful and friendly.

The clothes are all in fantastic condition, with only the shoes showing much wear. Speaking of shoes, if you need white go-go boots, this is the place to find some! I did not notice any children’s wear but there was a variety of adult sizes. The entire second floor is devoted to 80s clothing but honestly, I remember the 80s as being a lot prettier. We had the most fun downstairs rifling through racks and racks of adorable clothes from the 60s and 70s.

As an added bonus, when you check out you receive a $3 coupon for a future purchase.

Moon Zooom is located on 1630 West San Carlos Street in San Jose. There is parking on the street.
Cash and credit cards accepted, no checks.
Store hours: 11am to 7pm every day, call for holiday hours 408 287 5876.

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