Continuing my series on second-hand stores in Gloucester after a brief hiatus, today we look at Scout Vintage Finds (186 East Main St., open Thurs-Sun 11am-6pm)!
This is a store I’d driven past many times, but never stopped to see. I’m glad I did now! Karen King, the proprietor, sells a little bit of everything in the area of “vintage items”, but also specializes somewhat in vintage textiles, and millinery (making hats)!
Here are photos of some of the things she sells, from vintage items and linens (and things made out of vintage linens) to hats that Karen has made:
Karen and her intern are also very nice folks, who gave me a glass of cold water (it was a hot and humid day when I visited) and chatted for a while, and told me of ANOTHER antique store I didn’t know about! (coming soon in this series).
So, just to review, here are the previous posts in this series on second-hand stores (thrift, consignment, antique, etc.) in alphabetical order:
- Bub’s Tool Consignment
- Cape Ann Thrift Shop
- Dogtown Book Shop
- The Dress Code
- The Eco Boutique
- Gabriel’s Antiques
- Junque & Disorderly
- Main Street Arts and Antiques
- Mystery Train Records
- The Past Present Shoppe
- St. John’s Thrift Shop
- Second Glance
- The Sequined Fan
We still have more to go (in no particular order):
- Annisquam Exchange
- St. Vincent de Paul Society
- Thrift Shop at the UU Society of Rockport
- Sea Again
- Mary Rose Vintage Design
- Kalypso’s Gifts and Antiques
Look at that! Did you realize that we have 23 second-hand stores in Gloucester and Rockport? If I had known there were that many, I probably wouldn’t have committed to this long-running series, which is taking a lot of time to put together… but I think it’s worth it! I am hoping to put out a table with the names, addresses, hours, and web pages of all of the stores, and maybe a brief comment on what each one generally stocks.
Let me know if I’m missing anyone…