Local woman Audray Luck is following her dream of being her own boss by opening up a brick and mortar in the historic Saddlery Building. Luck’s Place, what she is calling an Antique Boutique, is full of one-of-a-kind treasures from years past.
Ms. Luck specializes in antique clothing and textiles, as well as vintage items. Luck’s Place is a place where anyone can come to find something they love. Local crafters are also featured in the store offering homemade leather goods, jewelry, house plants and more.
Ms. Luck is a long-time collector who started selling vintage clothing three years ago on Instagram as White Hart Vintage Co. while living out on the road. Now she lives outside of Chattanooga in a small school bus where she has operated her business since returning from the road.
“I've lived in tiny spaces and have had a minimalist, nomadic lifestyle for over eight years," said Ms. Luck. "Having this space to display and sell all my treasures is something that I do not take for granted.”
Ms. Luck has a love for all things old but especially clothing and textiles. “I want to save every antique piece of clothing and fabric from going to the dump. No matter the condition, we can reuse items and mend them like they used to back in the day.” Each piece of clothing that comes through her space has a story to tell. Ms. Luck said it's an honor to get to pass those stories along to the person who buys it.
This space is more than just a vintage clothing shop or antique store. It is a carefully curated selection of clothing and special items. In its own way it is an art gallery. A place you can go to learn about the ways of the past and the stories it holds, said officials.
The grand opening of Lucks Place in the old Historic Saddlery Building on Sept. 18 and 19 at 3069 Broad Street Suite #5.
Tintype photographer Amanda from Salvage Sparrow in Athens, Ga., joins the grand opening on Saturday to take authentic, unique tintype photos.