Ahoy, shoppers!Behold, for there was ne'er a more colorful destination than Shipwreck in Arcata. The sister site of Shipwreck in Eureka's Old Town, this location brings vintage, handmade and modern apparel, and more to the Arcata Plaza.

Even among the unique lineup of shops in Arcata's downtown, Shipwreck is a standout. Its playful window displays look straight out the Ziegfeld Follies, creating seasonal vignettes of the artsy, whimsical parties you absolutely want to be a part of. Luckily, that's all the invitation you need to hop aboard.

Inside, the fun continues with a menagerie of one-of-a-kind items. Alas, Shipwreck is dreamier than you could have hoped and its quirky, quality offerings speak to a spectrum of styles. Is your vibe coastal goth cowboy? Prairie pioneer meets hippie flowerchild? Bohemian Hollywood glam? Or outdoorsy pin-up? You are sure to find something that suits your aesthetic. There is also no shortage of quality staples at Shipwreck. It's got plenty of denim, silk, wool, cashmere and cotton basics to pair with statement pieces or to complete your day-to-day looks. Whatever your style, you can show your true colors here.

Primarily a vintage store, Shipwreck's garments are carefully curated by discerning staff. Some of its catch comes from the community, as locals bring in clothing and accessories for consignment. This is a great way to upcycle beloved items (and also a great way to enter into an infinite time loop of consigning clothes to make room in your closet only to spot that beautiful polka dotted dress you just have to have). Shipwreck has everything from hats to handbags, jackets to jumpsuits and gloves to gauchos. You'll see a number of notable name brands in the racks, too. Not sure what that '70s disco bodysuit is going to look like on your 5'1 frame? Unlike so many vintage boutiques, there are indeed dressing rooms. If you live and breathe vintage and your style extends beyond your bod, you'll also be pleased to find the occasional (pun intended) table, nightstand or kitschy knickknack.

In addition to retro men's and women's wear, Shipwreck carries a selection of new and locally made apparel, decor, accessories and gifts. It boasts what is perhaps the largest selection of wood-soled leather clogs in Humboldt County — the quintessential shoe for both a night out on the town and a Sunday brunch. It carries new sustainable, small-batch collections like Nooworks, whose modern, brightly patterned garments are guaranteed to elicit the question, "OMG where'd you get that?" If you are gift giving (we can give ourselves gifts, too, OK?), Shipwreck also has fun and funky candles, dish towels, greeting cards, ceramics, jewelry and art to peruse. Look no further for local screen-printed clothing, there's some of that, too. Set sails for the Arcata Plaza, treasure awaits at Shipwreck.

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