After years of thrift-shopping for personal wear and pleasure, vintage fans Sara Leonard and Cyrena Preszler, took the plunge into retail last October, opening Trove Vintage Boutique in Ballard. This treasure-filled shop, with walls of lemon yellow and white stripes, accented by robin’s egg blue, and lit by hanging Mason jar pendant lamps, is filled with nicely edited, impeccably displayed clothing, accessories and home décor booty. While the duo’s passion are the eras of the 1950s and ’60s, what finds its way onto their racks is a variety of “things that catch our eye, with bright colors and cool fabrics,” explains Leonard, who sources from estate sales and secondhand shops. Prices are about where they should be, given the quality of the inventory, averaging around $30–$40 for everyday wear, and $200 for gowns and wedding dresses.
Ballard, 2204 NW Market St.; 206.297.6068; trovevintageseattle.com