Best Shopping on Grand Avenue - 2009
Devious Wigs & Things
Devious Wigs & Things is like the Cheers of vintage shops — after a couple of times pawing through their unpredictable selection, the entire Devious family knows your name and can point you to the leather bomber or Steve Madden purse your heart desires. The front room features a large selection of primping goodies — from jeweled eyelashes to quality china-doll wigs in alarming shades of neon pink and electric blue, at about 40 bucks a pop — while the back is packed with vintage threads for dudes and dames. You never know what shopping holy grails you'll find at Devious. An $8 vintage skirt. Cool striped stockings. Or maybe some glittery butterfly hair clips, as owner Anna Marie Gutierrez has a personal weakness for the winged critters. It may take an hour or two to complete your quest, but there's plenty of opportunity for a break — you can Twitter your finds from the pay-per-minute Internet desk or plop down on the vintage chairs to watch a retro flick on videocassette.