Thrifting in the town of Hudson!
Over a week ago my boyfriend and I headed down to Saugerties, New York, to visit his parents. We spent a weekend there which meant we had time to explore the small yet magical towns. On this day we headed on over to the town of Hudson which is on the way to Saugerties. This town is known for being loaded with antique and vintage shops so I was SO EXCITED to get to see it for my self. I was also excited to finally wear my Kenley Collins floral 2pc playsuit from Unique Vintage! I have been working so much, I haven’t had time to dress up and enjoy the start of the Summer and it was definitely a hit in Hudson. Everyone thought I was wearing an actual vintage set lol. I wish I could relive this day over and over with the fun I had. Hudson is a beautiful place full of history that has been greatly preserved. There was magic on every single corner and the houses and buildings were works of art. We visited all of the vintage and antique shops and boy did I find some treasure! Finally; a place just a bus ride away, that has wonderful and affordable vintage and antiques. It is when you travel beyond the overpriced vintage of Manhattan that you discover much better pieces that won’t burn holes in your pockets. I also really loved the characters I met there, many of the shop owners were such fun and fabulous people. I even met someone who was a fan of my blog! She was such a doll and directed us to some of her favorite vintage shops. I took so many photos of everything that intrigued me that I fully loaded my memory card. The antiques were incredible, the vintage was pristine, and I definitely did a little shopping. For all of you vintage explorers out there who want to get out of the city for your own vintage adventure, I narrowed this post down to my absolute favorite shops in the town of Hudson. I have also included images of the amazing vintage pieces I saw and coveted at these magical shops. This is definitely one of my favorite posts of the year and I hope you will love it too! See more of our day inside!
..In Saugerties before the drive to Hudson..For a fabulous day ahead I wore my new Kenley Collins for Unique Vintage 2pc floral playsuit <3. I recently wore one of Kenley’s dresses from her last collection. Don’t know if you recall that perfect cow bell dress in my recent post? YES! That was Kenley’s creation! She is such a talented designer whose imagination comes to life in her designs. Ariana Grande is a huge fan too and has Kenley designing everything she wears! This particular piece was uniquely designed for Unique Vintage; my go-to site for fabulous vintage reproduction pieces from different brands from all over the world. If you want one spot where you can find it all and discover new brands, Unique Vintage is the way to go! I absolutely love playsuits like this so I have a bit of a collection that is rapidly growing. The colors and print are just gorgeous and the fit is perfect and comfortable. I plan to snag some more I found at the Unique Vintage shop.I accessorized the outfit with vintage pieces like..
..my favorite vintage sunnies. I kept toggling these and my regular frames throughout the day as the sun was stronger in other areas.I love this vintage basket weave clutch and it matched my playsuit perfectly. I bought it at a flea market years ago and have been sporting it ever since.My mules are vintage and a treasure I found at a Beacons Closet for just $9. What’s crazy is that I have a purse with a vintage print of pinups wearing these same shoes. They are from the early 60s. Not too shabby because that’s the era I was going for with this hair flip 😉
Off to the town of Hudson! The clean and pristine town of Hudson was lined with buildings whose architecture was thankfully preserved. Check out that giant beautiful painting. What a beauty! First stop- Hudson Vintage! This is Dawn Vennekohl, the Proprietress of the wonderful “Hudson Vintage” shop. First off, isn’t her outfit fabulous? Well her personality was too. She was super cool and so was her inventory of vintage gems and accessories. Here are some photos of what you can expect when you visit her shop, Hudson Vintage. Fun and affordable vintage gems. Lots of mid-century jewelry and some from the 70s. This was my favorite jewelry set I saw at Hudson Vintage. I’d shimmer like Jayne Mansfield in this! See that vintage lions head belt? I bought that! Fits my waist perfectly! Loved this vintage purse I saw there too. What a piece of work!Vintage Deco style jewelry.Take a look at this umbrella. Looks like a decoration of some sort right? Well, its a PURSE. YUP, and I was drooling over it.Found these awesome Gil Elvgren VINTAGE poster prints at her shop too and left with this one! It is dated 1953.Here is the close-up of the belt I bought at Hudson Vintage. Some shops were closed like this one but look at that giant greek sculpture!
Forgot to take photos inside The Second Show shop because we were in and out pretty quickly as it doesn’t have much vintage. However, I did find these awesome vintage screw-backs for $4! Daisies! Another shop that was closed had some interesting books. I love these ads! Look at this amazing car we saw that made us feel like we were in a time warp. This town is magical!Vintage pram. My mother loves these kind of carriages. Sideshow Vintage had lots of great pieces but they weren’t too big on pictures so I only shot an image of a Lurex suit I found there.I was so excited to find a Lurex suit for just $60 but didn’t end up purchasing it because it was see-through in the back! :/. I need to keep my cinnabuns in check, ya know?
Came across a book stand where a woman and gentlemen were selling the best vintage books and some vintage accessories like hats and jewelry. These were the books that interested me the most! Men are such fools! haha!“It’s Aliens!” Antique Underground was, HANDS DOWN, the BEST antique shop I have EVER been to. Period. The entire shop was a gold mine for the best antiques that are neatly merchandised. Love these mid-century modern chairs! The Front entrance to Antique Underground. Clean. Amazing vintage deco race car. Giant vintage movie posters! The inside of Antique Underground.Vintage suitcases adorned with vintage stamps of the first owners travels.
The vintage/antique decor was incredible..
Old biology excerpts. Vintage military items. Vintage dolls. Creepy I know, but my mother loves old dolls. Again-Creepy I know lol.Mid-century wall decor.Loved this old book we found there too. Look at that typography! For all of you Great Gatsby lovers, you HAVE to check out this Behida Dolic Hat shop. All handmade. All original. All incredible. This shop is stocked full of period style hats handmade to perfection exuding the greatness of our favorite eras. Beautiful right? I was in love as soon as I stepped into this place. Just look at these antique brocade chairs and those striped hat boxes! I wanted them all. I was fortunate to try some on, like this mini top hat! And this fascinating fascinator! We came across this cute vintage diner while walking up the block. Can I live here? This shop was closed too, but look at that poster! Too bad the sun is wiping that color clean We had to stop for noms so we went to Park Falafel & Pizza where we enjoyed the great customer service and a delicious meal!I had the Falafel pizza because I’m a fatty 🙂 Back to scouting vintage shops we came across Discipline Park!This cute shop offers a plethora of vintage greatness from all eras. I fell in love with a few pieces here. I just love shops like this. I could spend hours digging for treasure. Check out these vintage Polaroid sunnies! I have the modern version of these and she has the REAL DEAL! Love these hats! I found a modern Trashy Diva “doll dress” here. I loved it but it was so tight I couldn’t breath! It was a size 2 and I needed a size 4:/. Had to let this girl go and I was so sad 😦 Loved this vintage iridescent purple dress too but it was far too big and the waist was cut too low! Dang it! What a beauty!3rd times a charm. This vintage floral print dress was a perfect fit! I had to have it so I bought it for just $65! Last but certainly not least was my absolute favorite shop of Hudson, Five & Diamond! The reason why this was my favorite shop is because Lisa Durfee has a plethora of vintage pieces from my favorite eras. The entire store is merchandised neatly. It was so easy to find great 50s and 60s pieces. Can I haz it all? I found some incredible pieces here like: This 2pc vintage 1960s playsuit! It fit a little big around the waist but that did not stop me from buying it! I saw the potential and recently had it altered and it looks AMAZING. I also bought this stunning vintage 2 pc halter dress and bolero. It fit me PERFECT and is clearly an early 50s piece. I cannot WAIT to wear it! YES YES YES!Lastly, I also purchased this vintage 60s floral print dress. Looks FAB with my 60s hair flip! I must wear this one soon!That’s all for the town of Hudson! I hope you vintage lovers take a trip out there so you can be as inspired and vintage-happy as I was!
Here are a list of the shops I visited along with their addresses:Hudson Vintage 433 Warren Street Hudson, NY 12534 The Second Show 519 Warren Street Hudson, NY 12534 SideShow Clothing Co. 707 Warren Street Hudson, NY 12534 Antique Underground 711 Waren Street Hudson, NY 12534 Behida Dolic Millinery Hat Shop 715 Warren Street Hudson, NY 12534 Park Falafel & Pizza 11 North 7th Street Hudson, NY 12534 Discipline Park 5th & Columbia Street Hudson, NY 12534 Five & Diamond 502 5th & Columbia Street Hudson, NY 12534
Happy exploring thrifters!