Lulu's Vintage Featured on Japan Elle Online

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Last month the editor of Japan Elle online stopped by the store. She wrote about Lulu's Vintage and some other stores in Portland. To check out the article click here. Domo arigato to Yoshiko Miyasaka!

Here is the translation of the article:

My favorite vintage shop in Portland was Lulu's Vintage.

The shop was filled with 50s atmosphere and cuteness. In terms of styles, it reminds me of "(500) Days of Summer", and it's a cute overload. The items at the front are things made by artists in Oregon.

People in Portland do love "local". The fore-mentioned Alder & CO. also had a "made in oregon" corner. I just love that.

Oh, I got sidetracked. The owner Lulu was at the shop with a very cute baby!

What a stylish Mom! The items at Lulu's shop are all in great condition, so even if you aren't a vintage-lover, you'll find many accessories and dresses you'll love. The prices were reasonable as well.

Thanks to Ai Sato for the translation!

Vintage Belts at Lulu's Vintage Store in Portland, Oregon

We just put out a great selection of belts for Men & Women. Come shop our selection!

Lulu's Vintage is located at 916 West Burnside Street. We are open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 1:00 - 3:00; Saturday 11:00 - 5:00; Sunday 1:00 - 4:00.

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Vintage Spring & Summer Hats, Purses & Shoes at Lulu's Vintage Store in Portland, Oregon

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Come shop our new selection of vintage hats, purses, and shoes. They're perfect for the Spring & Summer!

Lulu's Vintage is located at 916 West Burnside Street in Portland, Oregon.

The store is open Saturdays 11:00 - 5:00

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Lulu's Vintage is located at 916 West Burnside Street in Portland, Oregon.

We are open Saturdays from 11:00 - 6:00.

Drop in and shop our clean, colorful, and curated selection of vintage for Men and Women.

*Pictured above is a Lulu's Vintage customer wearing the wide brimmed hat that she purchased to top off her chic look.

25% Off All Vintage at Lulu's Vintage Store in Portland, Oregon

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Throughout the month of February - All Vintage is 25% OFF!!!

Vintage Men's and Women's clothing, accessories, jewelry, fabric, books, postcards, advertisements, ephemera and much more is on sale!

When: February 2013 normal hours are Wednesday - Saturday afternoons. Please call 503-360-1142 to ensure that we are open.

Where: Lulu's Vintage Store is located at 916 West Burnside Street in Portland, Oregon.

Vintage Gloves, Hankies, Hats & Scarves at Lulu's Vintage Store in Portland, Oregon

December 7, 2012

I just put out Women's Winter, Nylon, Lace & Cotton Gloves, Hankies, Winter & Silk scarves, and Men's Hats! Come shop: Lulu's Vintage is located at 916 West Burnside Street in Portland, Oregon. Our hours are Wednesday - Saturday 12:30 - 5:30. During the holiday season we will often be open on Sundays, Mondays & Tuesdays call 503-360-1142 to check.

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Tracyanne & Carey of Camera Obscura at Lulu's Vintage Store in Portland

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Tracyanne Campbell and Carey Lander of Camera Obscura looking cute bundled up for a rainy, blustery day.

A little over a week ago Chris and I were walking down the sidewalk on the way to our store and there were two ladies in front of us. They stopped in front of the store and we told them that we would be opening shortly and encouraged them to come back. They told us they were drawn over to the store because of our tartans in the window, thinking that we might be a Scottish store. I explained that each year at Christmas time we do a tartan and plaid themed window (do you know the difference between a tartan and a plaid? Maggie of denisebrain recently wrote a blog post about the two fabrics, click here to read it). I do have a lot of tartan and plaid skirts at the store though, and I do have Scottish heritage.

The two ladies came back after we opened and were shopping around the store. I always enjoy chatting with my customers,the majority of which are visiting from elsewhere. I asked if they were from Scotland, and they said yes they were and that they were in town recording an album. I asked what the name of their band was and they said Camera Obscura. When they said they were from Scotland here recording an album I wondered in the back of my mind if it could be Camera Obscura. They were both very nice, which is always such a delight to discover in members of a band that you like. Their music is wonderful and very suited to the similar climates of Scotland and Oregon.

Having a store on a major street across from Powell's Books, one of Portland's top tourist draws, I always wonder when groups of guys come in to the store all dressed similarly if they are in a band. Would you recognize members of your favorite band or a famous band? I think that I would recognize Morrissey- but, I don't know for sure, even here in town there are some guys that have a striking similarity, though perhaps the cute 1980's version of Morrissey, not the older handsome gentleman of today. Back in 2001-2003 when I had the original location of my store Erykah Badu came in to my store and bought matching vintage purses for her and her sister. When she told me her name I recognized it but, didn't know what her music sounded like. At the present incarnation of my store Adele stopped in- but, I didn't recognize her when she was here. I think part of the reason I didn't recognize either of these famous ladies is that I don't listen to Top 40. I did recognize Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth when she came into my store.

What do you think, would you or wouldn't you recognize members of your favorite band or a famous band?

Vintage Men's Shirts, Sweaters, Coats, Pants + More at Lulu's Vintage Store in Portland, Oregon

November 29, 2012

I just put out a colorful array of Men's vintage clothing! Come shop: Lulu's Vintage is located at 916 West Burnside Street in Portland, Oregon. Our hours are Wednesday - Saturday 12:30 - 5:30. During the holiday season we will often be open on Sundays, Mondays & Tuesdays call 503-360-1142 to check.

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Women's Vintage Clothing at Lulu's Vintage Store in Portland, Oregon

November 29, 2012

I just put out a fun array of Women's vintage clothing! Come shop: Lulu's Vintage is located at 916 West Burnside Street in Portland, Oregon. Our hours are Wednesday - Saturday 12:30 - 5:30. During the holiday season we will often be open on Sundays, Mondays & Tuesdays.

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Vintage Women's Jewelry at Lulu's Vintage Store in Portland, Oregon

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Just put out- Women's vintage jewelry at Lulu's Vintage located at 916 West Burnside Street in Portland, Oregon.