Story, Styling and Photography by Miranda McDonald
LOCATION: Mariposa Fine Consignments | 222 Pearl St #102, New Albany | 812.725.8508
HAIR & MAKEUP: Ann Maria & Co. | 502.263.3036 | www.annmariaco.com
MODEL: Kayla Ann Prather
From unique vintage fashion to beautiful antique furniture and home accessories, Southern Indiana has much to offer in the world of secondhand shopping. I’ve compiled a list of boutiques from all over the region (see page 24) but had to stop ‘n’ shop at Mariposa Fine Consignments, a local gem located in the historic White House Center in downtown New Albany.
Mariposa’s inventory boasts high-end designers such as Tory Burch, Michael Kors and Prada, but also caters to shoppers who are simply looking for those one-of-a-kind vintage pieces. The selection of gently-used clothing and accessories is impressive; so are the home décor offerings. Vintage books and upholstered chairs topped my list of must-have home items from this local haunt. However, Mariposa’s repurposed items were the most impressive. The shop’s owner, Michelle Wells, turned an old crane elevator into an über chic bookshelf and even crafted old parts from a factory assembly line into unique tables. Wells’ love of making something old new and interesting again is not only inspiring, it is also a little more economical for all of us who truly enjoy finding a good bargain.
Mixing vintage pieces with newer items in your closet is a chic way to stand out with your ensemble.
When thrift shopping, consider purchasing items you wouldn’t normally think to wear. If you are getting a bargain, you can be a little more creative with your style, while not sacriﬁcing quality at the same time.
Adding vintage accessories to your wardrobe is an easy way to guarantee that you will have a one-of-a-kind look.
Stellar Secondhand Shops
AUNT KATE CONSIGNMENT | 2525 29th St. Bedford | 812.277.1815
A Z VINTAGE | 236 N Morton St. Bloomington | 812.333.1960
VINTAGE VOGUE BY GW | 422 E. Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington | 812.335.3513
BLOOMINGTON THRIFT SHOP | 220 S. Madison St. Bloomington | 812.332.5851
CLOTHESHORSE | 100 S. Main St. Brownstown | 812.358.5544
CARMEL CONSIGNMENTS | 13686 N Meridian St. Carmel | 317.573.4400
SALLY’S SHOP | 627 Eastern Blvd. Clarksville | 812.218.8200
THE NEST, 2 | 1051 N. Clark Blvd. Clarksville | 812.288.6378
SANS SOUCI | 1526 13th St. Columbus | 812.372.3419
CUPCAKE BOUTIQUE AND CONSIGNMENT | 2428 Beam Road Columbus | 812.565.2530
A NEAT BOUTIQUE | 2525 Stringtown Road Evansville | 812.464.0049
SEEK AND FIND | 4512 N. 1ST AVE. EVANSVILLE | 812.437.3463
SELECTIVE SECONDS | 1100-1140 North State Road 135 Greenwood | 317.888.2300
PERSNICKETY’S ANTIQUE MALL AND FLEA MARKET | 215 W. Lagrange Road Greenwood | 812.866.3555
OLD TIME FLEA MARKET | 5400 IN-46 Nashville, Ind. | 812.988.2346
CATHY’S CORNER | 36 FRANKLIN ST. NASHVILLE, IND. | 812.988.4091
MARIPOSA FINE CONSIGNMENTS | 222 Pearl St # 102 New Albany | 812.725.8508
OPAL GYPSY | 201 E. Market St. New Albany | 812.725.9744
COMMUNITY THRIFT STORE | 2119 E Spring St. New Albany | 812.725.8385
REAL TREASURES | 2655 Charlestown Road New Albany | 812.590.2241
KIM’S CONSIGNED DESIGNS | 7844 IN-66 Newburgh | 812.490.6595
HIDE A WAY | 486 N. Indiana Ave. Sellersburg | 812.248.4002