5424 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-8191, luckydrygoods.com
Looking for a pair of vintage ropers? An authentic airbrushed “spirit animal” T? A great floor-length ’70s sundress? Look no further than Caryn Cook’s Lucky Dry Goods, with locations in Ballard and the U District, furnished with only the finest retro threads. Styles range from “the 1800s to the early 1990s” and incorporate every trend from country Western and ’70s fashions to formal ’50s cocktail attire. Men’s and women’s fashions are equally represented, and, for such a variety of one-of-a-kind items, priced reasonably. (I scored a pair of mint-condition ’60s Lucchese red and yellow Wanda Jackson–style cowboy boots for a mere $60—that company’s been making boots since 1883, and current offerings on Zappos run from $180 to $2,300.) During Ballard’s second-Saturday art walk, the newer location doubles as a music venue and features acts like psych-rockers Rose Windows and Davidson Hart Kingsbery and Caitlin Sherman’s country duo Evening Bell.