We're so excited to welcome our newest Barton Village business to the neighbourhood! Retro Rat Vintage just opened its doors at 561 Barton Street East (formerly the House of Penney), and it is chock full of gems from the 1950s through the 1990s.
Retro Rat Vintage owner Rachelle Lake poses with sweet store mascot Mochi and a gorgeous selection of vintage dresses
A recent transplant to Hamilton, owner Rachelle Lake is a vintage industry veteran, and her picking skills have yielded an incredibly curated selection of vintage clothes and treasures (we're especially in love with the gorgeous, colourful dresses and amazing selection of vintage tees!). When the owner of the store she was managing decided to close the business, she decided that it was finally time to do her own thing...and we're so glad she did!
Retro Rat Vintage is celebrating its Grand Opening this Saturday, June 15, from 11 AM to 7 PM. Come out and welcome Rachelle and her sweet pup Mochi to Barton Village, and get all set up with some new summer looks!
I'm Avril, and I'm the Social Media and Marketing Coordinator for the Barton Village BIA. On the Barton Villager blog, you'll find news and updates on Barton Village events, businesses, history, and community initiatives.