12.02.2010

Vintage shop hopping

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Today Julie and I did a bit of vintage shop hopping around Portland, there have been a number of new vintage shops around town that we had yet to explore, even found one we didn't know about before! And of course since vintage shopping takes sooooo much energy, we stopped and perked up with a chocolate peppermint milkshake from Burgerville ;)
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On our way to one shop, we drove by Lady Bird's General Store and the fringy, glittery window display begged to be explored further. The shop was great, they had pretty decor, a good selection, and the shop girls were really friendly. Not to mention the prices were great! They had mostly clothing (men's and women's) and accessories, but some decor and locally made items. And if you find yourself dragging your boyfriend/girlfriend shopping with you, they have a cute little couch and some vintage pin up magazines :)

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Lodekka is a darling little vintage shop housed in a vintage double decker bus! How Pushing Daisies is that?
Defiantly the most unique vintage shopping experience of the day :)
The setting of course was superb, and they had lots of pretties on both floors. I left with some stockings, a great belt, and some darling barrettes. I just love that I bought pretty things from a double decker bus. Best bus ever.

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Next we went to see the darling Lulu of Lulu's Vintage and Shop Vintage Portland (which I highly recommend if you want to navigate Portland vintage shops). Her fresh shop was filled with pretty things for men and women, with a fantastic Enid Collins collection displayed neatly on a shelf, oh how I would love my purses to look that neat and tidy.

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Last stop of the day was Living Threads Vintage, a fantastic new shop downtown filled with treasures. We met the owner, Christine, who reads Vixen Vintage! She was super sweet, it was wonderful to meet her!
Her shop had great clothing for men and women, and an excellent selection of accessories. Shoes, purses, hats, glasses, ties, they've got it!

All of these shops were great, you should visit them all if you can! Tell them I sent you!

And a big thank you to all the owners and employees for being so friendly and letting me take pictures, we'll be back again!

Dress-Buffalo Exchange

Cardigan-Tea With Gladys vintage

Hat-Thrifted

Bowtie-Urban Eccentric Vintage

28 comments:

Betty2Tone said...

That bus store is such a cute idea. Do you know if it moves around the town, or stays put?

art deco dame said...

Love the double decker bus!
Great shots,should I ever find myself in the northwest I'll have to check those out

Jan said...

There's a vintage shop in a double decker bus??? Number 1 reason why Portland is now on my "must travel to" list!

Penny Dreadful said...

Agree with Jan, I need to come over to the US and visit Portland! The bus is amazing, and I also really like the idea of fringing round the shelves.

Bright Young Twins said...

wonderful x

Carys said...

I love the idea of a shop on a bus, it's so cute!! Your outfit is really nice, your dress looks lovely, especially the bow.
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

wow. a double decker Vintage shop is amazing!!!!!!!!!! What gorgeous things there too. Why can't they have cool Vintage shops at all in NJ???? There is only ONE that sells things that are older than the 90s. . .which The shop owner knows me by name and they've only been open for 6 months. haha.

Gorgeous gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To go to a shop like this would be amazing. You're blessed to have such cool places by you!

chloegirl said...

Love the bus what a great idea! Wish I could have been there with you :)

Djevojčica s torbicama said...

I want to live where you live :) I`m so sad that we don`t have shs at all :(

Autumn Luciano said...

That Portland sign is fantastic, I love big old neon signs. And what a great idea for a store, double decker bus, who would have guessed? Looks like you had fun, and you look amazing as always.

FoofandFaff said...

A shop on a bus! Thats so fun, I wanna go now! :)

Colleen said...

That bus is so cool!

Emma said...

Looks like a lot of fun! The double decker bus is pretty awesome!

Q's Daydream said...

Oh my goodness, what fun! and Nashville, OH My! haha

Beatrice said...

wow, that double decker dress shop is the most amazing thing ever!!

Victoria NicAnndrais said...

Thanks so much for posting this! I was hoping you would do a Portland/Portland area review sometime because I live up in Olympia and am planning to head down there soon!

Carol@Dandelion Vintage said...

A vintage shop on a double decker bus = awesome idea!

AdoreVintage.com said...

Oh my gosh I wish I could shop in a double decker bus!

pink pig cottage antiques said...

I am loving that bus and i see a pair of vintage cowboy boots with my name on them...LOL..anyway i really enjoyed your post..Great Blog!

sueper said...

wow, what great shops I always have to search ages to just find one!

Metanoia said...

Totally love your blog.
xx

Rebecca said...

Thanks for such a beautiful post gorgeous one. Sounds like a happy vintage shopping day!

RebeccaJoy
http://leilaaudrey.blogspot.com/

Mrs Amber Apple said...

You look adorable, as always!!

The Attic People said...

I love the vintage double decker bus what a Great idea. You have a lovely blog !

Marisa & Ross :)
http://theatticpeoplevintage.blogspot.com/

Erin said...

I'm a big fan of your blog, Solanah, and I'm so sorry that I wasn't there when you stopped by my bus! The one time I decide to take the day off...sheesh! Thanks so much for spreading the word about my once-crazy-idea-turned-reality.

Come by anytime!

Erin from Lodekka

Lulu's Vintage said...

Thanks for stopping by Solanah! It's always nice to see you!-Lulu

alabee said...

Because of your blog, I have decided to apply to colleges in Portland so I can shop at cute vintage stores (and get a quality education blah blah blah)

Stéphane Malingue said...

i love the mood of your site, bravo, stéphane