The Scoop: You've got style, you've got grace, and you've got a hankering for that perfect Wester...The Scoop: You've got style, you've got grace, and you've got a hankering for that perfect Western shirt, pillbox hat, or silken track jacket. If that's the case, you're probably already familiar with the Lucky Exchange. The Ormewood shop is a haven for all things old that are new again, or something like that. And with garments that span the decades from ladylike midcentury blouses to not-so-ladylike sequined concoctions from the '80s, it's a little like playing a game of fashion roulette. So we ask you: do you feel lucky, punk?
One thing worth noting about the Lucky Exchange is that, despite its extensive selection of clothing and accessories and its vast range of styles, colors, and time periods, the store doesn't feel like some kind of walk-in junk drawer, like some vintage emporiums might. No musty smells, mysterious stains, or cheap castoffs flung about: Lucky is bright, neat, and musk-free. And organized, which means you can make a beeline for that Victorian daygown you've been eyeing. Okay, so maybe Lucky's offerings don't go back quite that far in time. But between the fringed vests and the dazzling iridescent polyester disco shirts, there are plenty of sartorial curiosities to spice up your getup.
And thanks to the hands-on staff at Lucky, the selection of clothing is definitely a step up from an overwhelming Value Village-esque warehouse of hand-me-downs. Owners Sheri and Kelly are super-selective when it comes to picking the store's merchandise, aiming for an eclectic mix of clothing where anyone can find something to wear. You could feasibly walk out of Lucky with an entire outfit made up of pieces from different decades and not look like a misguided Olsen twin, which is comforting. And though part of the pride that comes with rocking vintage duds is from the hours you spent thumbing through yardsale-worthy rags of questionable origin, Lucky helps you skip that whole marathon and actually makes it easy on thrifters. Which means you can rock vintage without having to spend hours picking through pants that smell weirdly like stale bread. Luckily.
Monday - Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.