Ye Olde Wishin' Shoppe is a family owned vintage boutique located on Low Street in downtown Ballston Spa. Our store was started by June & Lew Petteys and was originally located on Broadway in Saratoga Springs, at the Rip Van Dam Hotel. It closed in the late 90's and together as a family we re-opened the business during the summer of 2013 with all of the original inventory.
Our shop is currently run by Cody Rickman, Shelley, Debi & Cassie Gustafson, and Lew Petteys. Shelley is the daughter of June & Lew Petteys. She is a full-time teacher but runs the store during her summers off and also helps run the online store. Lew Petteys continues as a co-owner of the business along with his grandchildren, Cody, Cassie & Debi. They run the store full time during most of the year. Ye Olde Wishin' Shoppe continues on today in memory of June, who passed away from breast cancer in 2007. The passion for vintage and antique items runs in the family and we are so happy to carry on a family tradition.
The store today specializes in wearable vintage clothing, shoes and accessories for women & men, along with vinyl records, decor, jewelry and local handmade goods. We strive to have the most unique items for our customers and we try to put a modern feel into a store that is full of nostalgia. Our latest project has been to open a mobile vintage shop that we run out of a renovated baby blue vintage camper trailer. It’s still a work in progress but we hope to be able to start bringing the mobile shop to various festivals, flea markets and events in the future! Keep an eye out for it at the next flea market you attend!