Dolly Python is good for so many things: funky 60s dresses, vintage cowboy boots, unusual costume jewelry, old taxidermy, new art, weird stuff, and all manner of objects from the past. On Saturdays from 2-6 p.m., you can even get a psychic reading for $15.

After almost five years in business, owner Gretchen Bell is expanding her unique antiques mall. Bell leased the space next door to the store on North Haskell, and workers are taking down the wall between the spaces this weekend. The store has 25 vendors now, and Bell is adding seven more for the new space.

“We’re focusing more on furniture,” she says. “Just crazy, campy, over-the-top stuff.”

Along with furniture, the store will have even more boots, including cowboy, motorcycle and 80s trendy boots.

Dolly Python will reopen Tuesday, and Bell expects all the new vendors to be moved in by the beginning of May. After that, she’s planning a grand re-opening, but a date hasn’t been set yet.

After the jump, Bell tells us what’s hip in vintage.

So what’s the trend in vintage furniture? Sorry collectors, mid-century modern is on the way out.

“Seventies and 80s vintage furniture, bamboo, white furniture and just like crazy, obnoxious yellow, you know?” she says. “Nagel prints, unicorns, owls. We’re selling tons of taxidermy. That’s really in right now.”

Dolly Python is open Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m., and they’re closed on Monday.


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