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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 Follow her: @ForeFrontFash

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Posted: March 20, 2013

Five great local clothing shops that you can browse online

Want to do some online shopping on your lunch break? Here’s five great online vintage shops that are based in Maine. Hurray!


A great selection of vintage women’s fashions and home decor (some for the guys, but a much smaller selection) this West Glenburn native models most of her finds so you can see how they look on. If you’ve got a soft spot for the 70’s, you’ll want to bookmark this one.

A Fistful of Vintage

Alex Yakovleff, one of my favorite men’s style bloggers in Portland, is now selling vintage. I trust his eye and you should too. For any guys out there looking for some dapper pieces, his shop is small but well curated with great ties, impeccably tailored blazers and some really shiny shoes.

Discarded Treasures

Another great new shop for guys (don’t say I never do anything for you fellas…) is from Brian Braley. His style is a bit more rugged and classic “Maine” with tons of plaid, shirt jackets and vintage L.L.Bean Boots. He even makes and sells handcrafted upcycled hooks so you can buy a shirt from him and neatly hang it up.


A mix of vintage and handmade, this shop is also a great place to find antique linens and books or an eclectic collection of tchotchkes — but really good tchotchkes. You’ll also find some cute cat paraphernalia…which I kinda love.

Piece Shop

I was originally drawn to Piece Shop because of the clean photography and really modern way she presents vintage pieces. You’ll find a lot of tongue-wagging brands here like Christian Dior shoes and an Alaia pencil skirt that makes my heart flutter.   

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