BEST VINTAGE CLOTHING STORE (1998)
There is, of course, plenty of fodder for sociocultural rumination in the retro-costuming trend--but sometimes a dress is just a dress, and anybody who tells you different probably isn't having much fun anyway. Lula has a fab selection of just-a-dresses, along with gabardine suits and Holly Golightly hats, all at reasonable prices. Most important, the staff never hassles you with blather about the millennium and the search for authenticity. They're also never here before noon--except on Saturday, when Lula opens at 11 a.m.