The new Lucky Dry Goods is not your average used-clothing hole-in-the-wall.
Caryn Cook, owner of Lucky Vintage in the U-District, uses her just-opened Ballard storefront to steer away from kitchsy undertones and aim straight for a higher-end boutique vibe. An opening party for the new shop on Saturday, February 8 included a first look at pieces from the Victorian era all the way to the 90s, including a healthy selection of menswear, children’s clothing, and designer garments.
From the hardwood floors to the built-in fixtures, the shop mirrors the timelessness of Ballard—but it doesn't feel unlike other bigger burgs, either. You can’t blame Cook, a former New Yorker, for immediately falling for "the bricks, old wood, cobble streets and the true, inviting neighborhood atmosphere."
And maybe you've noticed: Seattle’s vintage scene is exponentially growing, making the market more competitive. Cooks says her obsession with quality and staff of vintage connoisseurs are her hallmarks. "We strive to appeal to international collectors as well as locals with outstanding taste," she told us.
Can your bank account deal with that? Probably. The majority of the selection is priced under $100; find the perfect fur stole to accent your look, or a killer Chanel cocktail dress to add to your collection without feeling too guilty afterwards.
Menswear is another selling point for Lucky. The prevailing look caters to the urban rustic Seattle dude who can’t live without his Herschel bag, and prefers to don bow ties on special occasions. Cook says men make up a large percentage of her customer base in both locations, so her team is out there shopping for the whole family.
Mia Harrison is a guest blogger.