Retail Therapy: Junkee Clothing Exchange, Reno, Nevada

My first newsflash about Nevada's most amazing clothing store came last December, when Chris and I were swept into a Santa Pub Crawl in Reno. My new best friend, an inebriated reindeer, couldn't get over my red lace 80s vintage dress, and she told me that I had to go to Junkee. When I came home, I looked it up online, and was won over immediately by a video of the employees dancing around the store in a choreographed routine, wearing incredible dresses and having waaaaay too much fun! 


One thing after another got in the way of another trip to Reno, which is about an hour and 45 minutes from Grass Valley-- not far, but it's over a 10,000 foot mountain pass. We drove it once in a snowstorm, and vowed never to make that mistake again. Winter stretched on, then spring and summer were crazy busy... long story short, last weekend we finally made it to Junkee! And come to find it, it actual WAS the vintage mecca I'd made it out to be in my mind. It was even better than I expected! How often does that happen?!?!?

Here are a few snaps from the inside... the decor was love at first sight for my kitsch-lovin' soul.




What you are seeing only part of here is literally thousands of square feet of clothing heaven. They carry used vintage and new clothes, with plenty for everyone, and at the moment the best Halloween costumes EVER. (You'll see what I got for Halloween later!) Not to mention the most incredibly friendly and helpful staff! And then, attached to the incredible clothing universe, is a GIANT antique mall. That's where I found my Dream Lamp:


Um, yes, that is a lamp. Which Chris says I can't have! Will someone talk some sense into him, please? I mean, look at the HAT!:


This is exactly the kind of decoration that you want in your house for the next 50 years! Come on!

Actually, I blew my wad on clothes-- I filled my ENTIRE TRUNK. And I am ready to do it again, as soon as I can... please pray it doesn't snow too much this winter!


Junkee is located at 960 South Virginia Street in Reno, Nevada. They are open 7 days a week.