BEST USED CLOTHING (VINTAGE) - 2004
Lula's Vintage Wear
Nestled in a cozy cluster of boutiques mere paces from the clamor of Snelling Avenue, stands one of Minnesota's most charming mysteries. How Lula Vintage Wear proprietress Haley Bush stays in business charging near-thrift shop prices for flawless duds from days gone by--all of it nicely cleaned and pressed--is anyone's guess. Maybe rents really are that much lower in St. Paul. Or perhaps the tiny shop's stock turns around quicker than Krispy Kreme's, just as it should. A white faux-fur bolero jacket from the '40s goes for a measly $24; an iridescent blue men's loop-collar shirt (XL, even) from the following decade costs $12--about half the usual closing figure for a comparable garment on eBay. Best of all, you don't have to squander precious moments rifling through piles of irrelevant cloth; everything at Lula is carefully organized by size and color.