Consignment shoppers who stroll down Main Street in downtown Stillwater can happily find unique and affordable treasures that will delight the men, women and children in their lives.
Jade’s Addiction is located on Main Street and features designer labels, original art and jewelry. Owner Kelly Rowland has managed the beautifully appointed store for the past three years. Worn wooden floors, brick-walled interiors and exposed rafters set off a selection of upscale new and consignment clothing for men, women and children. Women’s jeans by Banana Republic, Gap and the Limited are priced as low as $15 to $20 per pair, and the store offers a variety of Tommy Hilfiger and Jones New York tops.
Rowland regularly brings in new clothing from Los Angeles, near where she grew up in southern California. But her favorite items are locally crafted artwork and jewelry, much of it repurposed. “One woman takes old silverware and fashions it into bracelets, necklaces and belts; all of it is 100 percent vintage,” Rowland says. For those interested in selling to the store, Rowland pays immediately for gently used, upscale items, and welcomes upcycled art.
On the corner of Churchill Street and Third Street South, you’ll find Finney Fox Retro and Vintage Apparel in an unimposing red brick building. The business is Stillwater’s first exclusive retro and vintage apparel shop. Finney Fox combines the excitement of a retro treasure hunt with the intimacy and customer service of a boutique. For added fun, a full fox fur—if not Finney Fox himself —greets you in the store’s entertainingly decorated foyer.
Finney Fox Retro co-owners Heidi Thompson and Cherlyn Wichser pick up most of their merchandise during their travels and visits to estate sales. “What shoppers like about vintage clothing is the fabric, cut and style. They like something unique,” says Wichser. “What we do at Finney Fox is show people ways to wear vintage clothing and how they can incorporate items into the wardrobe they already have.”
This fall, Thompson is particularly fond of their vintage denim collection, which consists of old jeans, jean jackets and high-waisted options. The store also offers items such as raffia purses, men’s ties and jackets. For those who are interested in selling clothing that is 25 years old or older, the owners will pay for good condition items on the spot.
When you’ve found your vintage items of choice, walk just one block west along Churchill Street to Be Bumble on Fourth Street to find gently used treasures for the children in your life. Owned for nearly three years by Sheryl Weitzel, the consignment shop offers gently used youth clothing, home décor, toys, games and books—items such as an Playskool vacuums, fire trucks, an Easy Bake Oven or that Elmo you’ve been searching for. “Be Bumble is children’s favorite place to play,” Weitzel says. “We also carry boys’ clothes in sizes up to 8, and girls’ up to size 14; and we have a large and varied inventory of shoes in all sizes and styles.” Expectant parents or grandparents-to-be will also find items for babies, such as diaper bags and “ready beds.”
Like Jade’s Addiction and Finney Fox Retro and Vintage Apparel, Weitzel also pays immediately for consigned goods: “Families are also welcome to purchase an item and bring it back for consignment when it’s outgrown.”