Posh + Tattered, 14 S.E. Clark Ave., Battle Ground, 360-702-9081, www.facebook.com/poshandtattered, @poshandtattered. Over the past six years, owners Karen Helmes, Holly Kandoll and Lily Isaacson have built a reputation with their boutique’s handcrafted, locally made goods. Find gifts for mamas and babies, candles, body products, jewelry, potted houseplants and holiday decorations. What’s special: handmade scarves, hats, mittens and ornaments as well as skeins of Sandnes Garn, a hard-to-find, cloud-soft Norwegian yarn ($5.99 to $8.99); eco-friendly, reusable kitchen wares, baby clothes, and wooden signs made nearby in Battle Ground ($16.99 to $49).
Reliques Marketplace, 7601 N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive, Vancouver, 360-254-1402, www.facebook.com/reliquesmarketplace, @reliquesmarketplace. Owners Chris Lutz and Scott Wyckoff opened Vancouver’s largest antique mall in April 2018, featuring antique, upcycled, refurbished and repurposed goods from 95 vendors. Most items are one-of-a-kind antiques and midcentury finds, everything from furniture to home decor and kitchenware to jewelry, books and clothes. What’s special: vintage holiday decorations, especially the silver Christmas trees in the front window. Trees ($175 to $500) range from 4 to 7 feet tall, in the sought-after palm style with rotating stands and color wheels.
Willows, 104 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, 360-993-1318, willowsclothing.com, www.facebook.com/willowsboutique, @willows_shop. Janna Moats and her mother started this women’s clothing store in 1997 and it’s been a local favorite ever since. Find clothing, shoes and accessories plus fun extras like perfume, soaps, stainless steel water bottles and tumblers and even puzzles. What’s special: The “Favorite Comfy Tunic” in a rainbow of colors ($29); knit scarves and beanies ($18 to $26); initial necklaces ($12 to $52); citrus-scented Capri Blue Volcano candles ($20 to $35); and paint-by-numbers kits for kids and adults ($29 to $42).
Rare Earth Decor, 109 S. 65th Ave. 108, Ridgefield, 360-887-4762, www.facebook.com/rareearthdecor. Interior designer Suzie Pietz and daughter Kolby Collins opened Rare Earth 19 years ago, a retail destination known for holiday decorations. Collins said shoppers come from as far as Olympia to see the store’s seasonal displays. What’s special: The Mariana jewelry line ($25 to $300) features Swarovski crystals with precious and semi-precious stones and the customizable “Guardian Angel” necklaces ($62) are especially popular; add bling to your mask with stone, crystal and pearl mask chains ($25 to $60) that can also be worn as necklaces, bracelets or anklets.
Although they’re not retail establishments, beloved landmarks Kiggins Theatre and Clark County Historical Museum are valuable to the local retail landscape because of the customers they attract with movies, community events, tours and exhibits. They’re not currently open, but there are lots of ways to ensure they remain a part of our post-pandemic life.