A few of you have asked where I shop, specifically for vintage, in Portland, so here's the major players:
Ladybird's General Store is hands down the most awesomest place ever. They opened up a couple of years ago on Alberta and Albina. It's just a hole in the wall space, but they have a really good eye for treasures (the owner is a stylist), and, in addition to a killer selection of vintage from the 1920s-1980s (Does anyone else get weirded out when they see 80s clothing described as vintage? What's next, the 90s? Pssssh.), they also have books, vinyl, and some very cool jewelry from local artists. I consign my own vintage there, and they never fail to display it beautifully, and fetch me a fair price for it. I seriously cannot rave about this place, or the wonderful women who run it, or the indescribably good way it smells, enough.
Rerun, on Fremont, is another vintage oasis, but also a great place to find newer items. I don't think I've ever left there without something rad. There is a lot packed into this little place, so be prepared to paw through the racks, and make sure to check every corner for hidden treasure! The prices on clothing are fantastic, though sometimes the furniture goes a little high. Oh, yeah, they have a fantastic home goods section. The stock here changes daily, so if you love it, buy it!
Stars and Splendid Antiques Malls is the biggest antique mall on on the West Coast, and its right here, in Sellwood. There are two warehouses, each holding multiple vendors, right across the street from each other. I found my Frye boots here, for $50. All I can say is, its an experience you need to have at least once in your life. Hit it on the weekend and grab brunch at the Springwater Grill down the street. Have the Mexican Creme Brulee for dessert...Its like a little rammekin of joy!
Value Village in Tigard is the BEST EVER for serious thrifting. Oh man. I'm jonesin'.
Gilt on NW 23rd is the place to go if you want to invest in a really wonderful piece of vintage jewelry. They have everything appraised independently, and even offer a selection of guilt free diamonds. The second floor is devoted to artisan jewelry from local studios. Everything is fairly priced, in good condition, and they offer cleaning and maintenance in house.
Yeesh, this was supposed to be a short post! Oh well, at least that drunk guy shut up...
Coat, F21; Scarf, F21; Zara blouse, Marshalls; DKNY stripey tee (under blouse. brrr.), thrifted; J. Crew cardi, thrifted; Levis jeans, Marshalls; Leopard flats, Target; Vintage lady bag, Ladybird's General Store.
Look! It's the last hold out from my 30. I love this little blouse, but never wear it. Why? Also, please note my incredibly stylish big-girl pigtails! And try to ignore the shiny, tired, post-holiday shopping crazy-eye face and accompanying semi-deranged pose. I was trying to be a sea captain. Like ya do.
Oof. Bed now.