WHAT: Blue Bones Vintage WHO: Lauren Healy WHY: Dependable vintage store doubles as a fully stocked record shop! WHERE: 322 W. Broad Street, Richmond
Lauren Healy has always had a thing for vintage. She’s been collecting as long as she can remember and loves the excitement of finding something authentic and old. It’s no surprise that she owns Blue Bones Vintage, a high-quality vintage shop in Richmond.
The store sits on the corner of Broad and Monroe Street inside record store Steady Sounds, making it the only dual vintage and record store in Richmond. A couple months ago, Marty Key, owner of Steady Sounds, asked Lauren to move her vintage collection to the shop. Records and vintage- It’s a perfect combination for shoppers looking for something different!
The name “Blue Bones” comes from Lauren’s old Siberian husky. “Blue bones, to me, is a relation of everybody, and Blue Bones Vintage is a place I want everyone to shop.” And everyone can shop here! The prices are fair for the quality and authenticity of the vintage items found in the shop. An average item is sold for about $20-$30. “I want all of Richmond to shop here,” Healy said.
Apart from the vintage store doubling as a record shop, Lauren said Blue Bones stands out because of its location on Broad Street. “You can visit the gallery right across the street, grab a tasty sandwich next door and shop for vintage and records all in one trip.”
Marty also expressed his love for the location of the store and the Richmond business community. “I love the variety of stores here on Broad. Everyone’s always looking out for each other. People want to help each other out. It’s a family atmosphere.”
Blue Bones Vintage participates in First Fridays, which is a year-round art walk, featuring shops, galleries, restaurants and organizations in the Arts District of Richmond. The store often hosts live music and actively participates in local events. Blue Bones Vintage is hosting live music at the store this Saturday, October 18. Come shop, hangout and experience a store like no other!