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Cellar Door Vintage Opens with Punk Duds and a Skeleton on Sixth Street in Downtown Phoenix

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My, that was fast. Already filling Nostra Style House's former bungalow space on Sixth Street is Cellar Door Vintage, run by husband and wife Jake and Eyndia Ooley. Mostly punky menswear, vintage rocker T-shirts, accessories, and assorted oddities, records, and bric-a-brac fill the new shop.

Recently relocated from Brazil, Indiana, the Ooleys found the storefront space less than a month ago. That was soon after they decided to move to Phoenix, following travels across the U.S. in search of a new place to live and open their first-ever brick-and-mortar shop.

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The duo began selling vintage items, including paper goods, via eBay to pay for gas to commute from their small town to Indianapolis. As the shop took off, they expanded to a wider range of goods. And that anything-goes mentality is very much reflected in the physical boutique.

"We buy for the store like we buy for ourselves," Jake says of the current stock, which has been amassed during travels. Many items were found in the vintage goldmine that is the Midwest, though he's scooped up fashionable finds in Las Vegas recently. He says they plan to phase out most of their eBay pieces, though they'll continue listing high-ticket items in the online marketplace.

At the new spot, price points are all over the map. Jake says that he tries to bring together items that he can imagine people getting excited over. The end result is a mix of vintage items and newer pieces (though none is brand new) ranging from basketball jerseys to polka dot dresses and a Misfits-adorned leather jacket.

A shopper could spend $5 on a used vinyl record, $10 on a shirt, or $10,000 on the skeleton inhabiting a coffin. "I hope Alice Cooper buys it," Jake says laughingly of the creepy item that he and his wife purchased from an Oddfellows Lodge in Iowa. The bones lay in a coffin near the side windows and he says they date back to the 1880s.

Other quirks include a wall-mounted bear skin, Farrah Fawcett poster, and a Peanuts lunchbox. All of them are for sale, and there are plans to add taxidermy items to the store and expand the women's section.

Sneak a peek at Cellar Door Vintage's goods from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Keep tabs on the shop at www.facebook.com/cellarxdoorxvintage.

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