Downtown’s Vintage Vault

Retro finds for miles at the Vault Collective


If you’ve ever been a fan of thrifting, you know how inconvenient it can be to pry through racks of stuff shoved together, trying to find treasure. Thankfully The Vault Collective, a 3,000-square-foot group boutique that features collections from 11 local vintage dealers, offers a calmer shopping experience then the usual claustrophobia of thrifting.

Ruth Meteer started the Vault in 2014 as a pop-up. Today, she says, the space “feels more like shopping at a fancy boutique then a resale shop. The clothing is clean and trendy, not costume-y.” There’s lots of room to browse through the large selection of clothing and accessories for men and women, and each dealer hand-curates their booth (the collective doesn’t accept donations or consignments). If you’re hoping to find that vintage piece you didn’t know you needed, this could be the spot to do it.

The Vault Collective
235 Westminster Street • 250-2587