Those familiar with the treasure trove of items waiting to be discovered at Outta The Attic will be excited about their new move. Now adjacent to the S.D. State Fairgrounds on Lincoln Avenue Southwest, this new location offers owners, Adele Flanery and Denise Peterson, the room to expand their ever growing stockpile of vintage and salvaged items. Along with merchandise the pair has re-furbished themselves, the shop carries an extensive inventory of unique and funky items that any Pinterest fan would love to get their hands on.
The sisters-in-law admit they have always had a passion for junketeering. “Whether it’s at a rummage sale or an estate auction, we always seem to stumble across these really fun, one-of-a-kind pieces that we just can’t walk away from.” Flanery stated. But of course, as time went on, the question became what to do with their ever growing collection.
A few years ago, Flanery found herself having to make the trek to Minnesota quite often and stumbled across the small town of Buffalo just an hour or so northwest of Minneapolis.
“They have seven or eight junk shops that only open once a month,” Flanery said. “But when they are open, the turn- out is phenomenal.”
This inspiration led to the opening of Outta The Attic in October 2008, at it’s original location on Dakota Avenue North.
“We started out as a consignment shop of sorts, but quickly realized we had more than enough inventory between the two of us,” Flanery laughed.
When it comes to painting furniture, the store uses and carries Stella’s DIY furniture paint made by a couple of gals from Beresford. It’s a non-toxic chalk paint that comes in a variety of vibrant colors and has proven to be much more durable than latex.
Amidst all the furniture, metal baskets, frames, lamps, and odds and ends, customers can find an assortment of Grassland Gourmet pre-made food mixes. These delicious, healthy soups, dips, desserts and beverages (many of which are gluten free) have been specially developed by three former educators from Onida.
Outta The Attic is considered an “occasional” shop that hosts special events at the store. These event dates are posted on their Facebook page and also announced by the Chamber. Appointments can also be made by calling 605-354-4605.
“We are hoping to have the time soon to commit ourselves to being open at least one day a week in the future.” Flanery said. “With this larger space, we now have our own workshop area which is a real bonus. ‘Picking’ is something Denise and I will always enjoy doing. For us, it’s all about the thrill of the hunt.”
Adele Flanery of Outta The Attic, stands among just a few of the many finds she and her partner, Denise Peterson, have brought together at their new location on Lincoln Avenue near the fairgrounds.