Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Favorite Places: Laura's Vintage.


laura's vintage in glens 
falls

I get a lot of questions about where I buy my favorite vintage, and while some part of me always wants to keep those things secret for fear someone else will snag my dream dress before I do, I also really love sharing my favorite haunts with people who appreciate and love clothing (especially vintage) as much as I do! Plus, I've relied on several internet gal-pals pointing me in the right direction when I visit their neck of the  woods too much to keep everything to myself, not to mention wanting to support and share local shops that I love! I'd like to make this a regular feature, and this is my first!

laura's vintage in glens falls

I think I first read about Laura's Vintage a few years ago when I was determined to find more places to buy some special vintage. It wasn't until this past September that I finally made it to the shop, then in a different location, because it's a bit of a hike from where I live (I don't believe in letting a drive stop me from getting out and about, as evidenced by the amount of time I spend in Saratoga Springs, which is a 45 minute drive). Since then I've been back twice in the span of a month, and each time I leave with some new little treasures. 

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laura's vintage in glens falls

This is certainly one of my favorite vintage shops of all time, I think, partly because the entire shop is beautifully curated and arranged by Laura. I love a good rummage as good as the next girl, but there is something really special about shopping or visiting a place that is put together with such love and care. Everything in the shop is in tip-top shape. It's easy to shop and see everything, although it's hard not to flit around in excitement so I've been trying to be better at really looking at everything. There are so many wonderful little treats to investigate, I know I miss some every visit only to find them the next!

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laura's vintage in glens falls

laura's vintage in glens falls

laura's vintage in glens falls

laura's vintage in glens falls

laura's vintage in glens falls

laura's vintage in glens falls

I'm so glad I finally made it a priority to get up there, because this shop is really a wonderful place. Laura knows her stuff inside and out, and will tell you all the little tales behind the pieces. She's great fun to shop with and visit, one of the sweetest vintage shop owners I've ever met! It's also worth mentioning that her prices are really great--so often I fall in love with this or that piece, but find it falls wildly out of my budget--but in her shop it really seems that Laura strives to make it so everyone can bring a piece of vintage home with them. There is a real range for all budgets, which has proved a little bit dangerous for my pennies as I've already amassed quite a pile of things from here (a few will be making their blog debut soon!)!

laura's vintage in glens falls

laura's vintage in glens falls

laura's vintage in glens falls

If you're ever in the area, or if you're from here, you must stop here! A giant thank you to Laura for letting me get snap-happy in her shop, and for spending a nice little afternoon trying things on and geeking out over vintage!

You can visit Laura's Vintage at 19 Ridge St. in Glens Falls, NY, and visit the shop on facebook!



18 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed this post! I love when bloggers post photos from their favorite vintage haunts. (I really should blog about the Pittsburgh shops I frequent, but I always feel so painfully awkward asking shop owners.) I think I tend to lean toward the "rummage" side of things when it comes to finding vintage. (Most weekends I find myself at estate sales in houses with peeling lead paint dropping down from the ceiling. Or else I bring home dresses with stink bugs crawling on them. Maybe that's a little intense...) But I totally agree that beautifully curated vintage shops can be an absolute dream.

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  2. Wow, this place is stunning. I love authentic vintage shops with proper stock, not seventies nylon tracksuits! Beautiful photos x

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  3. A totally gorgeous shop. I wish I was there!

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  4. Lovely shots and the pieces in the shop look amazing. :)

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  5. What a neat sounding place to shop!

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  6. What a beuatiful store! I wish I could go there :)

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  7. This is the prettiest shop. I want to go there!

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  8. Your have an amazing sense of style as I've been able to see through your past posts! & that shop is so magical and unique, I'd love to visit it!

    x

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  10. this store is so lovely! i adore finding new vintage stores... ah how i wish i could just blow all of my cash here!

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  11. What a beautiful, neatly packed shop! Thanks for sharin'. Love your style, graceful lady! Can't wait to see what's next :)

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  13. Amazing vintage store, looks like some great pieces

    I just started following you!

    xx
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  14. Love these kinds of stores!
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  15. Wow - looks like such a fantastic shop!

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