Vintage Shop Pops Up in Chippewa Falls

owners like ‘hustle and bustle’ of historic downtown

Parker Reed

With the help of Vintage Junkies in Chippewa Falls you could finally get started on that novel!
With the help of Vintage Junkies in Chippewa Falls you could finally get started on that novel!

A love for vintage has inspired a modern hub for retro outfitting. Vintage Junkies, a shop with an emphasis on antique and vintage items has opened at 35 W. Spring St. in downtown Chippewa Falls.

Co-owners Holly Gums and Melinda Daubitz said a love for everything retro inspired them to open a location with the goal of supplying truly vintage items. “Vintage clothing and antiques are in our blood,” Gums said. “It’s something we’ve both always been interested in.”

Vintage clothing and antiques are in our blood. It’s something we’ve both always been interested in.

Holly Gums

VINTAGE JUNKIES CO-OWNER

Items offered in Vintage Junkies include authentic antiques such as signs, clothing, books, maps, and a locally sourced brand of environmentally friendly paint, Milk Paint. In addition to the vintage items, the pair also plans to offer fresh flowers weekly as a seasonal offering in Vintage Junkies.

Gums and Daubitz owned and operated Vintage Junkies for eight years prior to moving to Chippewa Falls, owning two different locations in Eau Claire in Banbury Place and then on Second Avenue. “This space has been in the back of our minds for the past three or four years,” Gums said. “It’s just never been available until now. We love the downtown atmosphere because there is always a sense of hustle and bustle. It has a great vibe.”


Check out Vintage Junkies at facebook.com/VintageJunkiesShop.