We've never been accused of being perfect little angels. But we're still ladies, so we don't find ourselves associated with smut (too often). All our rules fly out the window, however, when it comes to this SMUT (So Many Unique Treasures), a favorite little vintage shop that recently tripled its size.
Aside from the old-school “Playboys” (a great birthday gift, we might add), there's nothing dirty about SMUT. Already well-known for their killer collection of vinyl, they've expanded the furniture and home décor in the newly spacious digs. Stack up a bunch of the vintage suitcases for a funky side table, or set up that mid-century vanity you've always dreamed of. You can also perk up your wardrobe with their well-chosen (read: not overwhelming) selection of vintage purses, cowboy boots and dresses.
The best part: nothing will cost you your dignity. Vintage coats—even leather—are all under $40. A working rotary phone was a steal at $20. Pulp paperbacks, like “The Evil Men Do”: just a buck. Bigger and better and still a bargain? It's enough to make us go bad for good.
-- From Portland Picks, January 30th 2009