Blast Off !!! Vintage is a true vintage clothing store in SE Salem.
But vintage clothing is far from all that they sell. Located on Commercial St south of downtown, the shop is run by friendly true vintage experts Katie and Pete. Do clothing and accessories, vintage skateboards, vinyl records, stereo equipment, and music shows go together? Yes they do!
First there are the racks of clothes.
No odor, curated by the owners who’ve been in the business for many years, and offer a wide variety of items. We saw packed racks of clothing all in great shape. A “Jackie Dress”, a “super 70’s” hooded full length coat, 1980’s looking pieces. There are shoes, men’s vintage clothing, jewelry, and accessories, like purses and hats, too. The owners’ knowledge about their inventory, style periods, and the history of sizing was impressive.
Then there were the throwback skateboards.
A rack of skateboards. All in good shape. Long boards, and others. We got the impression that they will service them to your needs, as well. We saw a case with trucks for them and other parts, too.
Like vintage vinyl LPs and stereo equipment?
They have neatly organized bins in a variety of titles for you to thumb through, and vintage stereo equipment, too. The owners are constantly bringing in more. They check them for quality and operation, naturally. If you don’t see what you need ask them. They often have others that they can bring in for you to check out
Blast Off !!! also produces music shows and sells tickets to them right in the shop.
You’ve got to visit this store if you like vintage.
The name of the shop says it all. Beautiful things from the past, now brought back to life.
Painted shabby chic furniture twice loved and repurposed for your home. You’ll find matching decor, and fun decorating items like a clock with its face made of the brightly painted license plate numerals. How about a “mancave” sign spelled with license plate letters?
‘Hand selected vintage clothing’ means you don’t have to spend your shopping day sorting.
She has vintage for you, along with jewelry to pair them with. Probably with shoes, a handbag, and maybe even sunglasses. We saw vintage postcards, porcelain vases, blown and pressed glass.
Does a once forgotten small wooden desk, now a quaint two-tone blue shabby chic tea cart on casters sound right? With matching round wooden serving trays that celebrate the Oregon coast? Like a petite wooden country chic kitchen hutch, now painted white? Go get that hutch now before it’s gone!
When you visit you’ll see the whole shop is filled with inventory like this. And don’t forget to drop back by because this type of inventory is very popular now and moves quickly. Same As It Never Was also organizes a periodic vintage flea market that happens right off Main Street. Be sure you check in on that too.
The Main Street Emporium is an antique and vintage store inside a former 1915 JCPenney
Its like the antiques and vintage could have been sold there originally when JCPenney opened their 39th location. The building and inside architecture are worth checking out alone.
Main Street Emporium offers beautiful antique and vintage furniture, pictures and frames, lighting, wall decor, old tins and vintage kitchen items. We saw Victorian and Eastlake pieces and Arts and Crafts era furnishings, too. The inventory is constantly changing so stop in often.
You’ll find shabby chic painted furniture and mid century items for your home. We saw a great dinette set in their vintage kitchen area right in the display window. There was an entire vintage bedroom set in perfect condition, too.
Don’t forget to go upstairs for vintage clothing and name brands, too.
The entire upstairs gallery is racked with clean vintage clothing for men and women – no smells here. The name brand resale items are in great like new condition. Racks of well organized garments. Then there are the vintage hats!
If you like to decorate with antiques and vintage you’ll love the Main Street Emporium.
Look for the nick nacks, boutique sundries, handmade gift cards and more at the counter. Main Street Emporium is a modern version of a 1915 JC Penney.