Everything Old is New Again

Where to shop for vintage style that's right on point

click to enlarge There are always treasures to be found at Veda Lux.
There are always treasures to be found at Veda Lux.

Echo Boutique

We're guessing there are shoppers who wander into Echo Boutique in downtown Spokane who never realize they are shopping at a consignment boutique. The chic, on-trend displays in the large glass front will never give that secret away. Nor will the expertly organized and merchandised racks of sweaters, denim, activewear and accessories. The only tell is the price tags that offer discounts on designer labels. Looking to clean out your closet, rather than add to it? You can earn 40 percent of the selling price or opt to donate your proceeds to your favorite charity and Echo will contribute an additional 10 percent. 1033 W. First Ave., Spokane • 747-0890

Chosen Vintage

Whether you're looking for ornate, retro bags or an old heirloom, this boutique offers budget-friendly vintage and more. The shop of oddities may be housing the exact piece you didn't know you needed to complete an ensemble or a prop to spruce up your living room. 7 W. Main Ave., Spokane • 443-3602

Fringe & Fray

Buy, sell, trade. You can do it all at this exceptional resale boutique.With a well-curated selection of vintage pieces along with modern styles and brands, it's no wonder this shop appeals to a wide customer base. When you're ready to trade out that designer handbag that's languishing in your closet, just check their trading schedule (typically 2-5:30 pm Monday-Friday and 10-5:30 pm Saturday) and pop in. Selected items will be resold in exchange for cash or store credit. 1325 W. First Ave., Spokane • 720-7116

Marmalade Underground

Whenever Marie Widmyer and her daughters Kaity and Kasey were traveling, they often found themselves treasure hunting at vintage and thrift shops. Now their customers can benefit from their years of experience. Upstairs, Marmalade offers boutique shopping at it best, with new apparel you won't find at homogenous big-box stores. Downstairs, complete your outfit with a reworked vintage jean jacket or an '80s blouse that's oh-so current. Marmalade's inventory spans from '60s sheath dresses to those floral '90s dresses that have come back in a big way. A smattering of designers pieces by the likes of Prada and Chanel are also sprinkled in. 308 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d'Alene • 208-819-9455

Veda Lux

The daily peep show at Veda Lux is a potential traffic hazard. This ever-changing array of vintage-adorned mannequins is always eye catching. So keep everyone safe and pull over and browse this pint-sized vintage boutique. Local fashionista and owner Summer Hightower searches the nation for vintage styles that feel current. And don't even get us started on the handcrafted hair adornments and jewelry she creates. It's no wonder Inlander readers voted Veda Lux their favorite vintage shop. 1106 S. Perry St., Spokane • 475-1647

— ALLA DROKINA AND TAMARA McGREGOR

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