Living Threads Vintage is one of my favorite stores in Portland. The adorable, friendly couple who own it, Christine and Travis, sell vintage men and women’s clothing both in the store and in their Etsy shop. Their wares include pretty dresses from a wide range of eras, a wonderful collection of hats, Pendleton woolens for men, a nicely edited collection of jewelry, vintage shoes, ties, and the odd antique treasure you didn’t know you needed. (A lipstick case from the 1920s? So pretty!)
Walking into the cute little shop is always a treat because Christine or Travis greet you warmly and you can tell they care about their customers. They love talking about vintage clothing but let you shop quietly if that’s what you prefer. The store is very clean; no musty mothball, smoke, or other off-putting scents. They put a lot of thought into curating a collection of interesting clothes and other objects. The clothing is in excellent condition and has been cleaned or steamed.
The merchandise available varies widely depending on what they’ve sourced – you might find a flapper dress in beautiful condition, a dapper gentlemen’s silk scarf, a polyester Nik-Nik shirt from the 70s, or a chartreuse dirndl skirt. It’s a wonderful place for a treasure hunt, and the service is warm and friendly. If you like vintage clothing, do stop by – they’re downtown right across from the Central Library.
Living Threads Vintage
1008 SW Taylor Portland, OR 97205