Some talk trash, but Mainer’s see treasure. Described as no frills, Portland, Maine is a special city where function and fashion have created our own unique culture.
As the fourth most green state in the U.S., the growing number of antique, consignment, and vintage shops in Portland is no surprise. Fashioning a unique wardrobe, curating eclectic home design, and feeling nostalgic with retro electronics and classic rock are just a few of the ways Portlander’s remain authentic.
Explore the treasures of Portland’s past with this diverse list of retailers focused on all things antique, vintage, and retro.
*To find more antique, retro, and vintage shopping throughout Portland, check out our full digital directory.
Attos Estate Jewelry – Vintage & Estate Jewelry
Attos Estate Jewelry carries a lovely collection of vintage costume and estate jewelry. You’ll have no problem finding the perfect diamond tennis bracelet, a Cameo broach to compliment your favorite winter peacoat, or an Art Deco engagement ring. Add a little something extra to your favorite outfit with these stunning jewelry pieces.
Casablanca Comics – Classic Comic Books
Comic book hero movies continue to be summer blockbusters, and Christmas day releases year after year. Learn the backstory of your favorite super hero with vintage Marvel and DC comic books. Superhero’s not your style? Learn the origins of your favorite teen dramas with the comics that started it all – Archie, Betty and Veronica, and even Sabrina. Casablanca Comics carries a great selection of retro and contemporary comic books.
Electric Buddhas – Retro Music, Games, & Electronics
When you walk into Electric Buddhas it’s like your dad cleared out his basement for the ultimate throw back in entertainment. Grab a combination VHS/DVD player to host a class horror movie marathon, or a second controller to relive Mario Brother’s epic battle to save Princess Peach. Electric Buddhas has everything an audiophile needs to experience their favorite song, just like the first time they rewound the tape ribbon or used their anti-skip discman.
Find – Modern & Vintage Consignment
With one of the largest resale men’s selections in Portland, Find is great mix of contemporary and vintage pre-loved fashion. This local favorite features an affordable selection of name-brand shoes, handbags, and jewelry to compliment their massive inventory of vintage denim.
The Green Hand – Books & Literature
The Green Hand carries a diverse array of books and literature that allow readers to escape to Narnia or master a classic Julie Child recipe. Their shelves are filled with children’s picture books, sociological essays, and so much more to complete your home library. A classic book can offer loved ones nostalgia of childhood memories or impactful cultural events. Relive history with a book from the Green Hand!
Haberdashery Resale Clothing Co.– Brand Name Consignment
Haberdashery Resale Clothing Co. hand selects top brand name, pre-loved items to masterfully curate a storefront that is effortlessly classic and cool. As a small city, Portland is often limited in our quality and luxury retail spaces. Haberdashery provides an opportunity to chic individuals to affordably up their style with many top brand names in their shop in Portland and Freeport.
Little Ghost Vintage – True Vintage
Little Ghost is the manifestation of your vintage dreams come true. An eclectic mix of fashion from the 60s to 90s, this store may be most notably known for their collection of vintage band tees. Little Ghost has a full collection of fashion items including shoes, jewelry, and handbags, as well as quirky home items and toys.
Portland Architectural Salvage – Rustic & Antique Architectural Design
Whether your home is deemed historical or modern – unique antique materials will always enhance your design aesthetic. Portland Architectural Salvage has an eye for selecting beautiful design elements including hardware, furniture and home décor.
Portland Flea-for-All – Antique & Retro Furniture
The Flea-for-All has made a name for themselves (2022 Best of Winner for Best Thrift/Consignment store) with their impressive collection of retro and antique furniture and home decor. Featuring styles of the swinging 60s, groovy 70s, neon 80s and more this is a must shop store in Portland. Even better, the Flea-for-All additionally sells vintage clothing, jewelry, and vinyl.
Starry Eyes – Children’s Consignment
Starry Eyes is one of Portland’s only children focused resale and vintage consignment stores. Their inventory consists of classic children’s books, retro toys, and pre-loved clothing. Additionally, Starry Eyes carries locally made art, crafts, and toys for the perfect balance of old and new.