Vintage Finds in Montrose Downtown
Montrose Downtown offers an eclectic array of shopping opportunities, from fashionable apparel for men, women and kids to outdoor offerings for the whole family. Among the retail offerings available there is a great selection of consignment shops that offer some fantastic vintage pieces
Heirlooms for Hospice, 435 East Main Street
Open for over 15 years, Heirlooms for Hospice is an upscale consignment store. The store offers a range of homeware items, apparel and accessories for men and women and furnishings. Some popular vintage offerings include a range of women’s fur and faux fur coats as well as some classic vintage hats. For homeware, pewter and glassware is always a good bet at Heirlooms for Hospice, as are vintage furnishings. There is also a vast range of jewelry and other accessories on offer.
Profits from the Heirlooms for Hospice stores in in Montrose, Delta and Grand Junction go towards the mission of HopeWest, a nonprofit organization which provides support for those facing serious illness and grief in our communities.
Rooms by Habitat, 432 East Main Street
Another great charity shop, this ‘showroom’ for Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans will be celebrating its two-year anniversary early next year. Offering a range of gently used and donated items for sale, the store includes a good selection of vintage and antique finds throughout the shop. On a recent visit we discovered some great vintage books as well as antique stamps, a vintage typewriter, and old-fashioned yarn spools.
When you shop at Rooms by Habitat (or their ReStore north of town) you are helping build homes in the area for families in need. The organization is dedicated to building seven homes by 2020 and you can help. Each purchase at the store helps cover home and construction costs.
Country Flair, 335 East Main Street
This antique emporium has 50 vendors that collectively take up 10,000 square feet to offer their unique wares. From classic antiques (think well-preserved trinkets and ornaments) to some fun vintage finds (we found a circa 1950s bedroom set on our visit), there is something for everyone at Country Flair. Spread over two floors, you could easily spend an hour browsing the various spaces. And there is a wide variety of offerings for all tastes thanks to the sheer number of vendors. The first floor offers an entire room of records towards the back of the store, which is somewhat of a hidden gem.
Downtown Mercantile, 309 East Main Street
Another vendor-rented space right in the heart of Montrose, Downtown Mercantile currently offers over 20 vendors which don’t just offer antiques and furnishings but bath and body products as well.
While vendors are subject to change, you can always find a great selection of antiques and vintage items. We had fun browsing through hundreds of old vintage toys as well as look through a collection of vintage apparel items including a fun vintage letter jacket we spotted at a vendor’s space. We also uncovered a vintage ‘cooky’ press and cake decorator set made by Sears.
Bones in Lace, 305 East Main Street
One of the newest shops on Main Street, Bones in Lace is the place to go if you’re looking for a vintage dress. Owner Tiffany Moore offers dozens of beautiful offerings that range from vibrant Cheongsam, traditional Chinese dresses, to fun and whimsical frocks. After you purchase your dream vintage dress, book a slot at the vintage photo booth that Moore has meticulously styled. If you want to make a whole day of it, there are makeup and hair services available from the very talented Rachel Maier. On top of actual vintage finds, there are a range of new apparel offerings that are just as retro as any vintage piece.
Head to Montrose Downtown to find your next favorite vintage piece!