vintage

From the rugged duds at Filson’s new Ballard outpost to vintage-cool bow ties, new finds are built for all mankind

You lucky Ballardites, you: Two-year-old Lemon Drop vintage boutique has moved from its original, easy-to-miss North Seattle spot to bigger digs four blocks off Market (Ballard, 5818 24th Ave. NW; 206.547.1840).

The thrill of the hunt is exhilarating: spotting the perfect necklace to match an outfit, finally tracking down a gift for a hard-to-buy-for friend or finding just the right jacket to wear (and adore) all season long.

Crocheted potholders, vintage tin tops, stripey wool sweaters, pipe cleaners, sequins, hooked rugs, porcelain birds, god's eyes, Beanie Babies, synthetic hair, candy wrapper chains, unfurled cassette tapes and a million white pearl buttons.