Maine September 08, 2018
You’ll Strike Gold At These 9 Must Visit Vintage Stores In Maine
We’ve all heard the adage “everything old is new again,” but how many times do we get ourselves to a great vintage store?? For us, it’s not enough. Shopping vintage is not only rewarding from a fashion perspective, but it can also be kinder on the wallet and better for the environment. Plus many of the ones in Vacationland are stocked with Maine-only items. Think t-shirts and hats that only Mainers will appreciate. To help you snag some great finds, we’ve compiled some of the best vintage stores in Maine. Keep them on hand for the next time you’re in the mood for something new….or, old!
1. Dreaming Tree Vintage, Saco
This lovely, bright shop in Saco offers modern pieces from way back when. You'll find items ranging from leather boots to hats to cut off shorts and jeans. This is a great place to visit when you know you want to update your wardrobe and need some inspiration. Find them at: 294 Main St., Saco / 207) 632-1335. You can also shop them
2. Moody Lords, Portland
A simple shop dedicated to real vintage, Moody Lords is a fun way to spend some time. Look through the simple racks of curated finds to relive the 80s and 90s. You can find them at: 566 Congress St., Portland / (207) 899-1149.
3. Jellison Traders, Augusta
While some of the other shops on this list focus on clothing, this lovely little spot has a variety of clothes and goods. From furniture to decorations to kitchenware, this vintage shop is a nice place to visit just for fun. Visit them at: 359 Riverside Dr., Augusta / (207) 213-4063.
4. Find, Portland
In addition to being conveniently located in the Old Port section of Portland, Find is one of the simplest stores to navigate. A number of round racks are organized by type of clothing and jeans line each wall. Brands here range from vintage L.L. Bean (of course!) to J. Crew and Forever 21. You'll also find items by local designer Takeko for sale here. They're located at 16 Free St., Portland, / (207) 699-4285.
5. Outskirts Vintage Clothing, Farmington
Outskirts is a well-curated shop with an always rotating selection of things ranging from 1940ss vintage jewels, 60s bake-lite bracelets, hats, clothing, costumes, scarves and shoes. At Halloween you'll find lots of unique costumes, as well. Visit them at: 227 Broadway, Farmington / (207) 778-9200
6. Haberdashery, Portland
Haberdashery might be small in size, but it's big on offering. Long racks line the walls, along with one long rack down the middle of the shop. As with lots of Maine vintage shops, they also sell a variety of goods made my local Mainers. Stop in for high quality L.L. Bean goods such as sweaters and boots, then walk away with some new shades and jewelry as well. The location is convenient for making a day of shopping! You can also shop them
7. Little Ghost Vintage, Portland
Little Ghost stocks some of the most mod finds of any of the shops on this list. Try them out for funky fabrics and dresses straight out of the 60s. Plus, you'll find things like band t-shirts and university sweatshirts. They're located at: 477 Congress St., Portland / (207) 773-8290. You can also shop them
8. Flea-For-All, Portland
Don't let first looks confuse! What looks like a furniture store from the window opens up in the back to reveal racks and racks of vintage finds. Most of them are native to Maine, which should be appealing to those looking to represent their favorite state with a little bit of flair. Things might be slightly pricier here, but the quality and authenticity and second to none. Find them at: 585 Congress St., Portland / (207) 370-7570.
9. Material Objects, Portland
Located right on the corner of a busy section of Congress St, this fun store has plenty of room to move around. Their racks are stocked with truly vintage items straight from the 60s and 70s, plus some brand new things that have the same funky flair. They might have the best window display of any of the shops on this list as well. We also love their constant supply of hip hats and shoes. They're often open later on First Friday. Find them at: 500 Congress St., Portland / (207) 774-1241.
As you plan for your first few shopping trips, be sure to keep the weather in mind.
This winter might be different than last!