Six miles outside of Carleton Place lies the biggest vintage store this side of Ottawa. Vintage Wear is ultimately the most reliable source of fantastic, one-of-a-kind finds in Lanark County. Vicki Racey houses an extensive collection of vintage clothing, accessories, nostalgia, curios and oddities. There’s a price point for every budget (from “change I dug up from the couch” to “brown-bagging it for a month, and I’m not even upset about it”). That perfect vintage outfit is there waiting for you – so begin your search at Vintage Vicki’s. Vintage Wear officially re-opened again on April 15 for what is planned to be a limited time only- six months.
Shop the massive collection of everything retro from the 1920s through to the 1980s . Almonte’s temple to all things secondhand takes up roughly 1,500 densely-packed square feet in a out of the way space near the Barley Mow restaurant. It’s like a treasure hunt to find her in the former Take Young People Seriously (TYPS) building at 65 Mill Street (look for the green door). Vintage clothing with excellent prices keep her customers coming back. Such a mishmash wouldn’t be complete with some retro home accessories, right? Vicki has a wonderful kitchen section that has things every retro home needs.
Did I mention the store is massive, because that’s important. It’s huge! Wearing vintage is not forsaking the timelessness of true style. Offbeat and finding the right item for everyone shines through in the store’s diverse, one-of-a-kind offerings. Take a drive to Almonte and come see Vicki. You won’t regret it!
65 Mill Street through the arch
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Open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.