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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?