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Laura Serino

After visiting Maine only a handful of times, Laura Serino packed up her studio apartment in New York City and headed north for "the way life should be." After a summer on North Haven island, she and her boyfriend, a Maine native, settled in Portland, Maine. Serino is a former magazine editor who has been published in national and regional publications. When she isn't blogging, she spends her time antiquing, scouring thrift shops, exploring new places in Maine and cozying up to her cat Jasper. She recently completed her first book, "Twentysomething Girl, 1001 Quick Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easier." Reach her at info@forefrontfashion.com Follow her: @ForeFrontFash

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Posted: October 21, 2014

The best consignment shop you don’t know about (yet)

Blink and you’ll miss this consignment shop as you barrel down Forest Avenue on your way to pick up some liquor from RSVP or grab take-out from Haggarty’s.

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The first time I heard about Everchanging Seasons Consignment Shop was from a Twitter follower almost one year ago. To say that I’m embarrassed that it took me this long to check it out is an understatement.

Everchanging Seasons is awesome. It is packed with clothes, no, TEEMING with clothes. Many local consignment shops tend to skew more on the modern side, with lots of lightly used J.Crew and Talbots. But Everchanging Seasons has both the lightly-used clothes of today as well as the vintage pieces from yesteryear.

When you enter the shop, you’ll be surrounded by racks waiting to be perused. But don’t judge this book by its cover. What looks tiny from the outside is much larger once you step in. A long extended part of the store is filled with a great back rack of vintage and lots of men’s clothing too. There’s even a table of great kitschy household items like beer mugs and souvenir plates.

One of the bestsellers in the store, in fact, are the jewelry frames, handmade by the owner Jennifer Thoits. She also makes jewelry and sells products from friends that are creating things in Maine too.

Holy shoe heaven. If you still haven’t rounded up a great pair of leather boots or even some more wintry ones, head here. I saw at least 3 pairs I could have snagged.

Though I’d been trying my damndest to weed out my vintage collection, you can bet your bottom dollar that I left with a retro red 80’s ski jacket that fits me like a glove. The grand total? $12.

You’ll want to carve a good hour out of your day to give this shop the real once over.

I’d rank Everchanging Seasons as one of those shops you need to stop into on a monthly basis. According to Thoits, she updates the shop on a daily basis. Better yet, maybe you should check in every weekend.

Everchanging Seasons Consignment Boutique
710 Forest Ave.
774-7303
facebook.com/EverchangingSeasonsConsignmentBoutique

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