I’m currently in New Orleans with some friends for a bachelorette shindig and today we explored Magazine Street, which is packed with awesome vintage, antique and thrift stores. We spent quite a bit of time in Funky Monkey because their selection is awesome and prices are great. If you’re looking for graphic tees ($10 and up) or vintage dresses ($20 and up), you have to check out their selection.
*This is a continuation of posts from my trip to the Pacific Northwest. Don’t worry, I will be blogging about Boston again soon!
If you’re in Seattle and you love antiques, don’t miss out on the Seattle Antiques Market. It is filled with a wide-range of antiques all for reasonable prices. This store has everything from old B&W photographs to telephone booths!
It is located along the water, get directions here!
OLD FILM CANISTERS AND REELS!
Great selection of magazines and records starting at $3.
For the camera buffs.
There were several boxes of old postcards for $1 each.
This past week I was out in the Pacific Northwest visiting friends in Seattle and Portland. I made sure to check out a couple antique/thrift/record stores along the way! One of those stores was Easy Street Records. They have two locations in Seattle; one in West Seattle and one in Queen Anne. We visited the Queen Anne store (directions here) and had a blast digging through all the used records in the back of the store and giving them a listen in the store. In the end I walked away with five records, including an awesome Tom Tom Club album, for under $15 bucks!
Disco Vision Vintage specializes in old-school video games (Nintendo/Super Nintendo/Sega Genesis/Atari etc), Polaroid cameras, records, vintage clothing and footwear, and general vintage electronica. His selection of leather boots and records is what drew me to his booth, but there are plenty more deals for under $50. Visit their Facebook page to see details on video games they sell or contact them at discoVisionVintage@gmail.com. If your into old school electronics, vinyl and video games this booth is worth checking out every Sunday at SoWa!
Swift and Faire’s booth is located right next to Vintage Finesse at the SoWa Vintage Market. They carry Men’s and Women’s apparel and accessories from the 40s-90s. They also carry a nice selection of vintage furs and are available to work with photographers and stylist to find pieces to meet their needs.
In addition to selling every Sunday at SoWa they are also at the Drill Hall Flea Marketin Somerville. This month you can find them at the Drill Hall Flea on 3/11 and 3/25. They are also going to have their first show at Brimfield in May.
Check out their collection on Tumblr and follow them on Facebook for updates!
$47 1980′s Leather Cognac boots
More information on the Drill Hall Flea Market:
Click here for directions
Hours and Dates: 10 am to 4 pm; March 11, 25 & April 15, 29
Vintage Finesse sells a variety of nostalgic items, including antique lamps, book ends, furniture, glassware, clothing, silver and prints. But what drew me to the booth was their cameras. As you may know already, I’m a little obsessed with old cameras. Vintage Finesse’s cameras were over $50 but still reasonable and in good condition. The Minolta is $85 and the Praktica is priced at $75…both come with great leather cases. Vintage Finesse, along with the other vendors at SoWa Vintage Market, will be open for First Friday (3/2) from 5-9 p.m. and again Sunday 10- 4. Overall the booth had great variety, I look forward to finding more treasures at Vintage Finesse in the future!
Gypsy was probably my favorite clothing vendor at the SoWa Vintage Market. In my opinion, they had the nicest selection of women’s clothing, shoes and accessories–especially from the decades I tend to gravitate toward. Yesterday, Fall/Winter items were 40% off. Ruth, one of the owners working the booth, plans to bring out Spring clothing next Sunday. I ended up buying a nice pair of boots for 40% off, two blouses and an adorable pair of earrings.
The quality of all the clothing, shoes and purses was impeccable and she had some very unique dresses and high-end clothing for less than $50. In addition to their booth every Sunday at the Sowa Vintage Market they have a booth 7 days a week at the Rhode Island Antiques Mall in Pawtucket and they also hold house parties! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have them come to you, click here to see their schedule or check out their Facebook page for updates and information.
The adorable turquoise earrings I snagged!
LOVE these dresses.
There are plenty of amazing finds under $50 at the SoWa Vintage Market! If you haven’t been, I highly recommend you go. It is a great Sunday outing, no matter what the weather! The indoor market is located in Boston’s South End at 460 Harrison Avenue and is open every Sunday and the first Friday of every month. The entire market is made up over a dozen vendors selling vintage jewelry, clothing, luggage, old maps, housewares, shoes and interesting knick knacks.
Throughout the week I will be sharing specific items that caught my eye from vendors including Gypsy and Disco Vision Vintage, among others.
Special thanks to Stephanie Pernice, the creator of SoWa Vintage Market, for inviting me to take photos and feature the market on the blog. Enjoy these few photos and watch for more posts throughout the week!
On a weekend trip to Portland, Maine, I found pinecone+chickadee, a super cool store that sells vintage cameras, housewares, purses and other knick knacks. Their prices were reasonable and their selection was quite interesting…if you are looking for a Polaroid camera, look no further. I actually splurged and bought a 1964 Canon FX with an awesome 28mm lens for $90…I couldn’t pass it up!
Can’t make it to Portland? Check out Pineconeandchickadee.com or their Etsy store for silkscreened greeting cards, apparel and vintage goodies.
For daily updates on store inventory check out pinecone+chickadee on Facebook!
Last weekend, I traveled to Los Angeles for an awards ceremony for The Lower 9, a documentary I co-directed/produced. Because it was such a rushed trip I didn’t have alot of time to check out the thrift stores but I did manage to make it to two places and snap some photos.
Crossroads Trading Co.
Crossroads Trading Co. is very similar to a Buffalo Exchange–they buy/sell/trade women and men’s clothing. I went to the Crossroads on Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood (get directions here). The store had some interesting items, especially shoes and purses, but it was so disorganized and messy I was overwhelmed. What was interesting was to see how the merchandise in the store varied from consignment stores in Boston–more bright colors, mini dresses, higher heels and definitely no coats/scarves. Although I didn’t find anything I couldn’t live without, I would recommend checking out the store. I’m sure if I had more time I could have really found some cute items.
Looking for records/cds/tapes/posters starting at $1…look no further than Amoeba Music on Sunset Blvd. This place is a phenomenal place to find records to play OR frame. I bought 6 albums for $7 and will post a photo of them when I get them framed.
Out of the Closet
Although I didn’t get a chance to go to an Out of the Closet Thrift Store they were everywhere in LA! Probably worth checking out!