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.
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.