Small Business Big-Up: The Lucky Exchange

You don’t have to stay up all night to get lucky; I went in broad daylight!

If you drive too fast down Ponce, you will miss it. The Lucky Exchange is a bright gem of turquoise nestled on the corner of a block also that hosts a Cuban restaurant and a psychic reader’s parlor. I must have been lucky yesterday; I spotted the vintage clothing exchange store on a jaunt in Midtown Atlanta and decided to stop by. The Lucky Exchange buys, sells, and exchanges vintage and fashionable modern duds.

If you can’t find something in here, you GOTTA be unlucky. Photo credit: The Lucky Exchange

Encumbered with my little one and a stroller, I was pleasantly surprised when the owner, Kelly Taylor, rushed over to hold the door open for me.

Immediately to my left, a rack crammed with dresses hung suspended by a wire from the ceiling. The sizes are clearly marked, so I started digging. Normally, thrifting pulls on the short end of my patience and I give up before I can find anything. I am a petite mama, and at 4’10”, rarely do I easily find clothes that flatter my shape.

But lo and behold! The first two dresses I pulled curiously from the rack won my entire day. The third find was closer to a steal: a $5.00 black maxi dress that draped softly across my hips. I twirled in the dressing room mirror and squealed. Maxi dresses are nearly impossible for women the size of third graders. Consider me one happy former third grader.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that The Lucky Exchange also sells great men’s clothing. A gentleman walked into the store and said to the owner, “I drove by and I had to stop in. That pair of plaid pants displayed in the window is amazing! Where did you find that?!” I can relate to his enthusiasm. I rifled through their $5.00 sale bin and had to talk myself out of carrying the entire box to the register.

Kelly Taylor told me that they often carry clothes for small women. I quickly signed up for her updates. The Lucky Exchange was a lucky find for me and if you wear clothes, then I suggest you go see them.

The store has two locations:
212 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30308


749 Moreland Ave SE #103
Atlanta, GA 30316.

Visit their website at, or follow them on Twitter @LuckyExchange. If you happen to visit, shout me out, too, and let me know how you liked it!

2 thoughts on “Small Business Big-Up: The Lucky Exchange

  1. Nooo, I haven’t! And I pass by it and drool every time! I’m a Florida girl…I was raised on Cuban food. I have to go sometime…

  2. Cuban restaurant? I’d love to have a Cuban restaurant near me. They have amazing sandwiches. Have you been to that restaurant?

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