Peace, Love And Tie Dye – This Coastal Hippie Store Has Serious Retro Vibes

by | Jan 3, 2024 | Art, Business, Featured, Interesting, Lifestyle, Lincoln City, Oregon Coast, Things To Do, Travel

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If you're cruising through Lincoln City and crave a splash of color and a dose of good vibes, you have to check out Love Works Hippie Store. This place isn't just a store; it's a technicolor journey back to the groovy 70s.

Tie Dye Time Machine On The Oregon Coast - Love Works Hippie Store In Lincoln City, Oregon

A woman shows off a gorgeous piece of fabric, with a variety of tie dye garments hanging on the wall in the background.
Photo via the Love Works Hippie Store Facebook page.

The moment you step into Love Works, you're hit with a kaleidoscope of colors. From vibrant tie-dyes to eclectic tapestries, and an array of jewelry that catches the light in just the right way – this place has it all. But it's not just about what meets the eye. This store has a soul, a happy hippie heart that beats in every corner.

A wide variety of tie die shorts hang on a wall in various colors. There's a striking pair that is purple, white and blue, and another pair that is bright pink, purple, yellow and orange with a splash of blue and green, it looks like a sunset.
Photo via the Love Works Hippie Store Facebook page.

What's on the racks, you ask? Well, let me tell you, it’s like a BOHO treasure chest exploded! Dresses, shirts, hoodies, overalls – and hold on – they’ve got sizes for everyone! That’s right, from your tiny tot to Adult 5X, nobody's left out at Love Works.

Photo via the Love Works Hippie Store Facebook page.

And the variety? We're talking purses, long johns, scarves, dusters, and oh, the tie-dyed glory of it all! The colors don't just pop; they dance, thanks to the family that’s been perfecting their tie-dye magic since 1985.

A display with a colorfully tie dyed hoodie, several hats, and other cute garments in the background.
Photo via the Love Works Hippie Store Facebook page.

Now, don't let the outside fool you. It might look small and a bit quirky, but that's just part of its charm. Step inside, and you’re in a different world. It's not just a shopping trip; it's an experience. A place for anyone who loves hippie chic or just wants to brighten their day with beautiful colors.

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A woman shows off a white sweatshirt that she's wearing with red mushrooms, and other color mushrooms on it.  A variety of knit socks hang in the background.
Photo via the Love Works Hippie Store Facebook page.

Inside you can expect to find gorgeous mushroom hoodies, knit mittens and socks in pretty colors, a wide variety of hats, and bracelets that’ll have you feeling like a kid in a candy store. The tie dye hoodies, shirts, and dresses are the highlight of this little shop in Lincoln City, and make it a must stop on your next trip through town or to the beach.

Sell Great Products, Make Hippies Happy, Show People How Much They're Loved, Heard, And Known

Colorful shirts on a circular rack, with tie dye hoodies in the background in vibrant colors at Love Works Hippie Store in Lincoln City, Oregon.
Photo via the Love Works Hippie Store Facebook page.

The history of Love Works is as colorful as its products. Founded in 1991 and hitting the streets of Lincoln City in 2018, this family-owned tie-dye haven has roots that go back to a van and a renovated school bus. Picture this: A family of nine, setting up shop roadside, spreading joy with every dyed fabric. That spirit is alive and kicking in their brick-and-mortar store today.

The outside of Love Works Hippie Store with a rainbow over it on a rainy day.
Photo via the Love Works Hippie Store Facebook page.

The goal, as store owner Ariel puts it, is to "Sell great products, and make hippies happy." But it's more than that. It's about feeling loved, heard, and known. One Google Local reviewer said it best: "Be prepared for a love bomb to explode in your heart the minute you walk in the door! It is like nothing I’ve ever experienced before."

And Ariel? She's the heart and soul of Love Works. Her warmth and friendliness are as infectious as the colors that drape the walls.

Love Works Hippie Store Information

A knit sock with a knit red and white mushroom on the front. The sock is knit in colors of deep forest green, light gray, brown, dark tan and light tan.
Photo via the Love Works Hippie Store Facebook page.
A variety of bracelets and beaded bracelets in blues, greens, browns, blacks, and other colors.
Photo via the Love Works Hippie Store Facebook page.

We think you'll also enjoy reading about all the other fun stuff there is to do in Lincoln City, in our guide to Lincoln City.

Love Works Hippie Store stands as a shining example among the numerous local businesses fostering positive change in Oregon. If you’ve got a favorite spot or business in mind, don’t hesitate to nominate them—they might just be highlighted in an upcoming feature for That Oregon Life. Be sure to stay connected with That Oregon Life on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated on the most remarkable destinations, attractions, and happenings in the Beaver State.


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Written By Jessica Tomlinson

Jessica Tomlinson is a native Oregonian currently living in Southern Oregon. She has been blogging since 2006. She loves nature, photography, hiking, camping, and exploring Oregon's wilds.

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