Milkshakes, candy by the pound, bowling shirts? Be still our beating retro heart -- Bertie's has come to Arcadia.
Located at 4041 East Thomas Road (40th Street and Thomas), Bertie's opened Monday (with cake pops in hand, natch) offering a sweet treat or two to go along with the vintage shopping.
Inviting guests to stop in for a milkshake or ice cream cone while relaxing at the soda fountain, Bertie's also features a candy shop. Called the Sugar Shack, treats past and present can be purchased (think Sugar Babies, Bit-O-Honeys, and Chiclets) pre- or post-shopping for Hawaiian shirts, vintage handbags, and eclectic little black dresses.
Bertie's of Arcadia 4041 East Thomas Road 602-955-0079 www.bertiesvintage.com
Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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