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Known mainly for bourbon, baseball bats, and thoroughbreds, Louisville, Kentucky, is quickly becoming a travel destination for other reasons, like cool bars, cooler restaurants, the first 21C concept hotel and gallery, and of course, plenty of opportunities to shop. (The best way to see it all at once is the “First Friday Hop,” where you can jump on a free trolley and visit more than 40 shops, bars, and galleries; it’s happening this month on May 5th.)
While the NuLu area of Market and Main streets holds down the dining scene, you’ll want to head to Bardstown and Frankfort avenues for the city's highest concentration of amazing vintage stores. The vintage here is so affordable and of such good caliber that the Derby City is often a stopover for buyers that hail from the likes of San Francisco, Austin, and NYC — three cities known for their vintage scenes. Whether you're looking for ’40s slip dresses or ’90s flannel and leather, there's something for you here at a seriously awesome price.
On Saturday, big hats and bigger winnings will reign supreme, but "Loo-uh-vul" (as the locals say it) has some serious style up its sleeves — get out there and shop it.Read More