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Portland Thrifting Guide

Pauline Leonard

If you've ever wanted thrifting tips from a stylist whose dressed Pat Benetar, Laura Dern, Anjelica Huston, Denzel Washington, Rob Lowe, and many more, you've come to the right place. Pauline Leonard grew up living all over the world, and attended high school in London at a time when British designers were the next big thing. She brought her international eye for design back to the States where she forged her way as a celebrity stylist whose client list looks like the guest list for an Emmy's after-party. She's been a vintage collector since the 80's and runs an Etsy shop called seekcollect out of her Portland home. "I select pieces that tell a story, firstly," she says. "Every piece that I have collected, I believe, allows the wearer to make a statement about themselves." Here she's sharing her secrets to the Portland thrifting scene, so that others might explore and find new-to-them pieces that have something to say.

Portland Thrifting Guide

If you've ever wanted thrifting tips from a stylist whose dressed Pat Benetar, Laura Dern, Anjelica Huston, Denzel Washington, Rob Lowe, and many more, you've come to the right place. Pauline Leonard grew up living all over the world, and attended high school in London at a time when British designers were the next big thing. She brought her international eye for design back to the States where she forged her way as a celebrity stylist whose client list looks like the guest list for an Emmy's after-party. She's been a vintage collector since the 80's and runs an Etsy shop called seekcollect out of her Portland home. "I select pieces that tell a story, firstly," she says. "Every piece that I have collected, I believe, allows the wearer to make a statement about themselves." Here she's sharing her secrets to the Portland thrifting scene, so that others might explore and find new-to-them pieces that have something to say.

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Red Fox Vintage

4528 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97206
Pauline Leonard

This place is a vintage shoppers dream in the Woodstock neighborhood. Stocked floor to ceiling with everything for men and women. It promises a very fun treasure hunt.

Red Fox Vintage

Xtabay Vintage

2515 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202
Pauline Leonard

For special occasions and bridal, this is the store for you in Portland. Liz, the owner of this shop chooses the items she sells carefully and they are all so beautiful—truly. Extra attention is given to presenting them immaculately clean.

Xtabay Vintage

Stars & Splendid Antique Malls

7030 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202
Pauline Leonard

These two sister stores in Sellwood will keep you occupied for hours on a rainy Portland day. Individual sellers under the same roof so there is something for every collector. Lots of antiques, furniture, and papery, as well a glassware and pottery.

Stars & Splendid Antique Mall

Midtown Mod

7011 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202
Pauline Leonard

Mid Century retro furniture and home decor as well as vintage clothing. Always a good edit. Decent prices, too.

Midtown Mod

Urbanite

1005 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Pauline Leonard

This visually appealing store caters to those with eclectic tastes. They specialize in home interiors offering vintage items, antiques, salvaged one-of-a-kind pieces, industrial, art and lighting. Big selection.

Urbanite

Red, White and Blue Thrift Store

19239 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Gladstone, OR 97027
Pauline Leonard

In Gladstone near Portland, this store is large, well organized like a supermarket and full of bargains. Treasure hunting at its best. There is something for everybody here, from clothing to bedding to electronics.

Red, White, and Blue Thrift Store

Goodwill Superstore

1943 SE 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Pauline Leonard

This place has a lot to rave about. Extremely well organized and clean items. Huge selection of books. Loaded with home wares, knick knacks, and clothing as well as a big mens and kids selection.

Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette

Magpie Vintage

1960 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
Pauline Leonard

A fun selection of men’s and women’s clothing and accessories that spans decades. Great jewelry selection.

Magpie Vintage

House of Vintage

3315 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
Pauline Leonard

For serious vintage clothing shoppers, this store is heaven. Plan to spend some time here. Treasures abound.

House of Vintage