Lulu's Vintage

The Golden Gait Mercantile in Ferndale & Daisy Drygoods in Arcata, California


A highlight from when we visited my grandmother was going to the historic Victorian town of Ferndale. The Golden Gait Mercantile was my favorite stop in town. They have a candy counter, and their store is stocked with deadstock general store merchandise, vintage items, as well as retro items. Upstairs are fascinating replica storefronts of a hat store, grocery store, toy store, etc...

Daisy Drygoods in Arcata is a more recent favorite find of mine. This store has some vintage clothing and accessories- but, the real reason to come here is for their amazing selection of vintage fabrics, laces, trims, sewing patterns, quilts, and crafty miscellanea...

This wraps up my California roadtrip blogposts. Stay tuned for what's up next!!!

This post was originally published on June 21, 2012.