Most vintage stores are slightly musty affairs, filled with odd mementos from the dementia'd and debilitated.
Ludlow, a new outpost on Greenwood Avenue, smashes that stereotype to pieces. This is vintage for modern dudes with a solid sense of style.
Owner Rick Rochon started out throwing regular curated markets on Bainbridge Island before grabbing his current Phinneywood space, which opened on March 1st. He plans to hold events at the store as well, starting with an exhibition of paintings by Mark O'Connell, up now.
Some of the coolest swag currently on offer includes old-school sporting equipment, denim sofas, and artisanal cocktail mixers. If you're looking for that perfectly weathered leather armchair to read the paper in they've got that too.
New merchandise comes in every week, sourced from an eclectic mix of Pacific Northwest artists and estate sales.
And best of all, there's not a lace doily in sight.
Price: 3 (out of 4)
Noise: 1 (out of 4)
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 11a-7p
Nearby: Uber Tavern; The Dray; Stumbling Goat Bistro