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?