Offbeat 'Bombshell' like a CD
exchange, except for clothes
The Bombshell's exterior. / Photos by Jason Timpson
By Jason Timpson
January 25, 2007 | There's a new shop in downtown
Logan that is a little different from what you might
The Bombshell Exchange, which opened its doors in September,
works much like a CD, movie and video game exchange,
but for clothing. Owner Matt Monson said, "The concepts
might be a little confusing at first, but once people
come in for the first time it's not hard to understand."
Customers are asked to bring in their used, fashionable
clothing that is in good shape in exchange for store
credit or cash.
Monson said he knew he wanted to bring something unique
to the Logan area, and thought that a clothing exchange
would be the perfect thing to draw Utah State University
students to downtown.
"We've got a great community and a lot of great students,"
he said, "And I just wanted to bring something to downtown
that the community would enjoy." The clothing exchange
idea is something that can be found in most big cities,
with Buffalo Exchange, and Red Light Vintage being two
of the biggest and most well known.
There are racks and racks of clothing for both men
and women at the Bombshell Exchange, and its always
an adventure searching them for the perfect vintage
Along with used and vintage clothing, the Bombshell
Exchange also carries new accessories such as belt buckles,
wallets, earrings, wristbands, and hats, as well as
novelty items such as candy cigarettes, foam fingers,
growing brains, Elvis clocks, and vintage posters.
The Bombshell Exchange is also an outlet where local
an independent designers can sell their clothing and
artwork. Some of the local designers the Bombshell Exchange
Features are Neets Clothing, and Robot Hate.
One of the more interesting features is the graffiti
wall where customers can write sayings or draw on the
black wall with paint markers provided by the staff--but
visitors need to remember to keep it clean.
Got some time to waste? Why not try your hand at the
vintage arcade games straight out of the '80s. Monson
said the games featured will change every few months,
so keep coming back in to see if your favorite ever
makes it in.
Be sure and stop in the Bombshell Exchange for a unique
shopping experience. And remember to tell Matt, the
owner, hi while you pick up some great vintage and locally
produced fashions, plug a few quarters in the vintage
arcade games, and give Boomer, the official store mascot
a scratch on the belly.