Hula Seventy: Lodekka!

Contributor post by Hula Seventy

only in portland

Double Decker Vintage Dress Shop? In my fair city of Portland, Oregon? Yes please! I first visited Lodekka back in early January and friends, it is as awesome as you might think. And the owner, Erin Sutherland, was incredibly sweet and personable. We talked for a bit while I shopped for vintage goodies and I was delighted to learn how Lodekka came about. After losing her job back in April of 2010, Erin threw herself wholeheartedly into opening a vintage shop. When the opportunity came along to purchase an old 1965 double decker bus, she jumped on it. Thus, the birth of Lodekka-- Portland's only Double Decker Dress Shop. (You can read more details about her experience here). Of course, I have a few personal photographs from that first visit to share with you today:

top floor

vintage pretties o plenty

first floor

on the way down

aprons and slips and skirts and such

oregon beauty

pretties

details

oh, portland

Everything from vintage clothing and sparkly purses to old maps, sewing patterns, brownie cameras and record albums can be found in the comfortably packed double decker (and the prices are good too). So, should you find yourself in Portland, Oregon, get thee to Lodekka. It's a vintage shopping experience like no other.

Jan Halvarson

13 comments:

Paul said...

Awesome! That would be the best office for a small startup....hmmm.

emily jean. said...

Adorable!
Looks like such a thoughtfully curated and designed little shop.

Now, to add Portland to my gotta-visit list.....

xx

Emily at Third Street Photo

theeclecticlife said...

i LOVE this idea! i want this in dallas! this is so creative!

Ashley said...

This is now officially on my list of places to visit. FANTASTIC!

StephieB said...

Love it! I so desperately want to visit Portland - even moreso now! Have a great weekend, Stephie x

Sister Golden Air said...

That's the coolest concept I've heard of in a long time! Looks great

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Eva / Sycamore Street Press said...

This is so amazing! Yet another reason I would love to visit Portland.

Amy said...

Love this shop! The owner has an amazing eye for vintage finds! I will head there for some new (old) springy frocks for sure. She was so great to let me three year old boy run amok, I mean, how fun to run around inside a double decker bus, right??

lyndsay said...

PORTLANDIA! love this bus! only in portland... so cute!

suffragette said...

totally love this idea for a shop and the colour they painted it... oh, how i wish i could live in portland...

angie said...

OOOOOH! What a delighful idea! I wish was still living in Portland. I really want a vintage house dress and some old maps. Great photos thanks for sharing. *a

venus vintage co said...

Cool concept! Vintage on the move,spreading the love of all things old to the masses! I love it!

laura said...

OH MY GOSH. We need more stuff like this in Australia! I'm in love with this idea...woweee
Laura

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