Class and Trash has opened its third store—this one in Scott’s Addition. The warehouse-like shop at 1720 Altamont Ave. is chock full of Class and Trash’s signature quirky and exceptional antique, vintage and thrift items.
Husband-and-wife owners Lisa and Ken Waldrop opened Class and Trash in Ashland nearly 14 years ago. It’s a destination. The couple’s second shop is in the Outer Banks. But it’s Class and Trash’s latest locale that has the space to show off even more.
“We’re excited to be able to bring in bigger industrial items and hang large pieces on the walls,” Lisa says of the hangar-like space. “We can showcase even more of our interesting, funky, practical and fix-me-up items that are ready to roll.”
Exploring the shop is a trippy treat, with sections devoted to antique garden wares, vintage furniture, old windows and doors, hip collectibles and new items that Lisa has discovered that capture what she calls Class and Trash’s “acquired style.”
This includes French-style wood armoires, colorful tin signs (like the “Virginia” one shown above), and metal letters from A to Z that are $6 and $12 each.
My favorite finds? Two old, tall bright-blue lockers ($145 each); a newly-crafted 118-inch-long wood table with a metal top ($1,195); and assorted original pendant lights designed by Paul Paige.
“Ashland is our flagship store,” Lisa says fondly, “but Scott’s Addition is special. It brings us closer to many of our customers. We’re thrilled to be here in a bigger space and in the city, especially in an area that’s really growing.”
Shop Class and Trash in Scott’s Addition, Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.