Just ten days after Haberdashery first opened their doors on Munjoy Hill, a fire broke out in the building and most of their inventory was destroyed. Deflated, but certainly not down and out, owners Heather and Jenni decided not to give up on their plan to open up a curated, vintage and consignment shop in Portland. Instead, it was just a little hiccup along the way.
They found a new space on the other end of Congress Street and frantically built garment racks, a dressing room, shelving units and put out as much inventory as we could fit in time to be open for September 1st friday artwalk. It took them 5 days from start to finish and the rest is history.
Sometimes the fates align. Not even a storefront fire could stop these two from putting together a store that feels like a good friends closet. On every rack are beloved brands (think lots of L.L.Bean Signature, H&M etc.) as well as a bevy of vintage blouses, dresses, sweaters – all at prices that begin around $7.
While I was there, a young girl walked in and asked to be directed to the bargain bins. For $3-$5, you can rummage through baskets and fill up a plastic bag with marked down items. Haberdashery has the curated racks with the excitement of the hunt built right in – something all vintage aficionados are sure to appreciate.
Haberdashery also boasts an assortment of handmade items from local artists, including Pulp Jewelry and artful hangings from Sweet Ass Signs. They also have one of the nicest reviews I’ve ever read on Yelp – and if that’s not saying a lot, I don’t know what will. Consider me a new regular.
Haberdashery is located at 613 Congress Street. Like them on Facebook!