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Chloé Lepeltier - Conscious By Chloé

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My favorite Vintage & Thrift Stores in Portland (and online!)

One of my favorite vintage stores in Portland sells a graphic tee featuring a motto I'd love to apply to my own life: "No New Clothes".

When it comes to leading a sustainable lifestyle, shopping second-hand should come first, as the cost of growing or making new material is much higher for the planet and our wallets than the cost of giving a new home to something that already exists.

While thrift shopping might be overwhelming for some of us, Portlanders are lucky enough to have a multitude of seconhand, vintage and thrift stores to chose from. Many of them also have an online store or Instagram account, so you can even make your selection from the comfort of your home!

Here's a list of my favorite, second-hand, consignment, vintage & thrift stores for clothing, home goods & furniture in Portland,OR.

Westside

Best Thrift & Vintage Stores in Portland, Oregon by Conscious by Chloé - Red Luck Online
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  • Red Luck Online
    Website | Instagram
    217 SW 1st Ave. Portland, OR 97204
    Art. Color. Sustainability.

Best Thrift & Vintage Stores in Portland, Oregon by Conscious by Chloé - PDXPLUGD
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  • PDXPLUGD
    Website | Instagram
    Compound Gallery (Upstairs, 2nd floor)
    107 NW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
    Street fashion.

North/NorthEast

Best Thrift & Vintage Stores in Portland, Oregon by Conscious by Chloé -Give and Take Resale
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  • Give and Take Resale
    Website | Instagram
    Housewares and wardrobe consignment for the whole community!

  • Celandine Vintage
    Instagram
    911 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR 97211

  • Bristlecone
    Instagram
    4932 NE 30th Ave, Portland, OR 97211
    Vintage Modern.

SouthEast

Best Thrift & Vintage Stores in Portland, Oregon by Conscious by Chloé - Artifact

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  • Artifact
    Website | Instagram
    3630 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
    Eclectic clothing and design store.

  • Red Fox Vintage
    Instagram
    4528 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, Oregon
    Large selection of clothing, furniture, art, jewelry, records and other nostalgic oddities.

Best Thrift & Vintage Stores in Portland, Oregon by Conscious by Chloé -Portland Flea Market

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  • Portland Flea
    Website | Instagram
    SE Salmon St & SE 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

  • Wildflower Vintage
    Instagram | also at Red Fox Vintage & the Portland Flea
    Vintage clothing + home.

Best Thrift & Vintage Stores in Portland, Oregon by Conscious by Chloé - Continuall

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  • Continuall
    Instagram | also at Red Fox Vintage & the Portland Flea
    For there is nothing lost, that may be found, if sought.

  • Lowland
    Website | Instagram | also at the Portland Flea
    A curated collection of vintage modern wearables for the everyday.

Best Thrift & Vintage Stores in Portland, Oregon by Conscious by Chloé - House of Vintage

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  • House of Vintage
    Website | Instagram
    3315 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
    Over 60 vintage dealers together in 13,000 sq ft.

  • Red Light Clothing Exchange
    Website | Instagram
    3590 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
    Homegrown, buy-sell-trade, men’s and women’s fashion emporium

Best Thrift & Vintage Stores in Portland, Oregon by Conscious by Chloé - I am That

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  • I Am That
    Website | Instagram
    3623 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
    Minimalist elevated womenswear.

  • Lost & Found
    Instagram | Pick up in Portland or US shipping
    Lost goods found for you.

Home & Furniture

Best Thrift & Vintage Stores in Portland, Oregon by Conscious by Chloé -The Good Mod

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  • The Good Mod
    Website | Instagram
    1313 West Burnside Street, 4th Floor, Portland, OR 97209
    Mid-century furniture house.

  • Urbanite PDX
    Website | Instagram
    1005 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214
    Over 40 interior curators of modern, vintage, industrial, art and lighting environs!

Best Thrift & Vintage Stores in Portland, Oregon by Conscious by Chloé - Adored Vintage

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  • Adored Vintage
    Website | Instagram | also at Urbanite
    French countryside meets modern day Jane Austen...

  • Red Snapper
    Instagram
    11049 SE Main St, Milwaukie, OR 97222
    Quality/authentic/restored Danish+American mid-century|modern furniture+design.

Best Thrift & Vintage Stores in Portland, Oregon by Conscious by Chloé - Maven Collective

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  • Maven Collective
    Website | Instagram
    7819 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215
    Vintage/Found, Handmade + Plants.

  • Midnight Sunlight Shop
    Instagram
    2857 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214
    Stocking fine vintage furniture, clothing, records, art, lighting for persons & homes.

Best Thrift & Vintage Stores in Portland, Oregon by Conscious by Chloé - San Johnny

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  • San Johnny
    Website | Instagram
    5308 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206
    Weekend mercado of mid century furniture and vintage Mexican art in Foster-Powell.

  • Hawthorne Wintage Modern
    Instagram
    4722 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215
    Furniture, lighting, artwork.


Let me know in the comments below what your favorite vintage store is, wherever you live.

Portland Flea Market Finds

Portland Flea Market Finds by Conscious by Chloé
Photos by Octave Zangs

Sometimes the vintage stars align and you find the perfect outfit for a bargain in less than half an hour.

Portland Flea Market Finds by Conscious by Chloé
Note to self: Stop shooting pictures on trash collection days.

Last Sunday, I had planned to go to the flea market early, wander, eat at a foot cart and visit the neighboring shops.

But something else kept me busy and only arrived at the Portland Flea Market 30 minutes before closing time.

Portland Flea Market Finds by Conscious by Chloé

So I took a quick look at inspiring booths, and scored 3 new to me pieces.

One of the vendors had so many gems. I tried on a couple items but ultimately stuck to my color palette and bought this blue jacket and a skirt I'll wear in the spring.

The jacket is the perfect weight and color. I only wish it had pockets. Maybe one day I'll feel adventurous and open some. I prefer massive outside pockets but doubt I'll find the right fabric and don't want them to stand out if I don't.

An adrenaline rush even pushed me to bargain. And it worked!

Portland Flea Market Finds by Conscious by Chloé

Then I tried on this dress on top of my clothes while the owner was already packing out and snuck into a neighboring booth to look at myself in one of their beautiful vintage mirrors.

It was exactly what I was looking for. I love the construction at the waist. The dress is 100% linen and was even made in the USA!

Portland Flea Market Finds by Conscious by Chloé

I rarely get that lucky in such a short amount of time, and also rarely shop that impulsively. But sometimes, it's fun to go on a little shopping spree, and I never get buyer's remorse when I purchase second-hand pieces and support small vendors.

Portland Flea Market Finds by Conscious by Chloé
Dress, vintage from Wild Flower Vintage | Jacket, vintage | Clogs, Nina Z


What's the last vintage piece you added to your closet?