Vintage Shopping Along the Heritage Trail
Since opening it’s doors in December of 2010, people from as far as Chicago have been flocking to Mod Closet on the corner of Main Street and Lexington Avenue in down town Elkhart to purchase a piece of the past. Mod Closet is a unique vintage clothing store carrying women’s apparel and accessories from the 1950’s through the 1970’s as well as vintage home decor.
Since Mod Closet is on the lower level, you first have to descend a flight of stairs to get to the door. To me, this just adds to the fun and charm of the “Mod Closet experience!” As a designer, I am constantly frequenting shops, antique stores, and flea markets, but Mod Closet is something quite unique. Owner, Doni Funkhouser explained that the Mod Closet is different than a thrift store because everything you’ll find there is ready to wear. All of the clothes have been professionally cleaned and repaired. And you won’t find reproductions because Mod Closet only carries authentic vintage pieces.
Many of the shop’s customers come in from Chicago and frequently comment on the great selection and affordable prices. Mod Closet has also been a fantastic resource to local photographers for props and vintage pieces.
What I love about it is that it’s the perfect place for a serious collector as well as someone who is new to the vintage shopping experience. And everyone knows I love a good deal, so when I discovered that most items in the store are priced between $10 and $30, I was ready to start hunting for treasures!
If you’re looking for something unique, this is the place to find it. From classic to bohemian, Mod Closet has something for everyone’s taste. It’s funny how fashion and interior design go hand in hand. I always tell people no matter what your taste is, you should mix in something vintage. You’ll be amazed at how much life and character vintage pieces give a space. And Doni feels the same way about clothing. She loves to see people coming and looking for something vintage to pair with a new outfit they just bought from Stephenson’s (a boutique just up the block).
Monday: 11am – 4pm
Tuesday: 1pm – 6pm
Wednesday: 11am – 4pm
Friday: 1pm – 6pm
Saturday: 11am – 4pm
Address: 201 S. Main St. (lower level), Elkhart, IN 46516
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