I recently discovered a sweet little shop in Portland that is a nice alternative to running all about town, spending time culling through lots of garage sales, estate sales, and second-hand stores. Patti Smith West is a vintage shop with treasures, pretty items, and unique clothing. It’s in an unexpected spot. The last time I was in the location of the store, it was a used appliance store. Patti has done wonders with the space.
The shop sells things I love to have around my home – handkerchiefs, corded telephones, and re-purposed, hand-sewn designs.
I like to shop local when possible. I especially like to shop at stores that have a warm and friendly feel to them. Vintage or second-hand stores are a wonderful alternative to buying new this holiday season.
If you don’t enjoy getting up to your elbows in used junk like I do, Patti Smith West is a great spot to check out. They’ve done all the work for you!
Patti Smith West: Revolving Resale Filled with Cool Random Junk
3746 NE 42nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97213 | telephone | 503.688.1749
What’s your favorite vintage haunt? Do you like to hunt for your treasures or head to a one-of-a-kind shop?
5 thoughts on “Vintage Shop: Patti Smith West”
I met Patti at an estate sale and must get my self in to see her store ~ what a fun treat to see it featured on your blog! I do love thrifting and searching for treasures amongst the junk – but vintage shops like this thrill me as well. These pics inspire me…may just stop in for a visit today. Hope to see you soon, Sara. Happy Holidays! V
Valynne, thanks for leaving a comment! The shop is really sweet and all of the “sorting” through the junk is done for you. Happy Holidays…Sara
I need to get to her shop too. Patti is a wonderful and fun lady and I’m so happy to see you feature her store on your blog!
Hi May! Patti clearly has great taste and the gals who working in the store when I was there were friendly and helpful. You should go!! Thanks for leaving a comment.
Hi Sara! I just discovered this store too. Patti is so sweet and she has a great eye for one of a kind goodies. Look what I found there!
http://takeitoutsidefitness.blogspot.com/2011/11/little-surprises.html Happy Holidays!
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