- 2013 W. Magnolia Blvd Burbank, CA 91506
Unique Vintage is an online boutique for the modern girl who appreciates vintage and retro fashions. Unique Vintage’s shopper’s style can be best described as nostalgic with a modern and hip flare to it. Unique Vintage offers stunningly classic clothing that were clearly designed with inspiration from the 1940s and 1950s. And if you want to turn the clock back a little further and have a preference for the glamour of the 1920s, you can find some gorgeous and glamorous dresses that will turn you into a flapper!
The Origins of Unique Vintage
Unique Vintage was created by Katie Echeverry in 2000. Back then, her day-job involved pharmaceutical sales, but she found herself obsessed with flea market shopping on the weekends. She would hunt for vintage dresses and add them to her online shop. At the time, this was just for fun. As she continued her hunt for vintage clothing, she quickly realized how difficult it was to find them. And so, she decided to look for new “vintage-inspired” dresses that were not used, but still conveyed that retro inspired design and nostalgia she loved so much. She added these new items to her site, and before she could blink, orders for these new items started to pile-up! Katie was so excited and so motivated, she decided to focus on her online store. Soon, she quit her day-job and focused on her store full-time.
Katie had a vision for Unique Vintage and vintage-inspired clothing. And while she still wanted to carry other amazing retro clothing lines, she wanted to focus on her particular style and bring her vision to life. This led to her private Unique Vintage clothing line, which included stunning floral chiffon gowns inspired by Mad Men, and black wiggle dresses Audrey Hepburn would be proud to wear. Recently, Unique Vintage has even added their own retro swimsuit line that would fit Marilyn Monroe and Betty Page like a glove!
Eight years later, in 2008, Katie opened her first brick and mortar store in Burbank, CA. In a blink of an eye, the store became so successful that she had to expand a year later. For anyone in the Burbank area, visiting the Unique Vintage store is a must. The decor takes you back in time as gorgeous crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling and cast atmospheric light over the vintage-inspired clothing. You won’t know where to turn as you glance around and spot evening gowns, swing dresses, Mad Men inspired wiggles dresses, swimsuits from the 50s and 60s, jewelry, shoes, purses, wedding gowns and even vintage-inspired men’s and children’s clothes.
A Hollywood Love Affair
It’s no surprise that the location of the Unique Vintage Burbank boutique and its proximity to Hollywood’s TV and movie studios, has become a go-to for celebrities and fashion stylists. If you watch TV shows such as Glee, American Horror Story, Pretty little Liars, Vampire Diaries and even True Blood, you’ll notice some of Unique Vintage’s clothing being worn by the actresses. Zooey Deschanel, Ariel Winter Elle Fanning, Teri Hatcher and Jennifer Love Hewitt have all paid a visit to the Unique Vintage store.
Unique Vintage Introduces New Fashion Lines
Katie has always been acutely aware of putting the customer first and truly focusing on giving them what they want. The customers wanted clothing that was more casual, and so in 2012, Unique Vintage launched an indie, vintage-inspired collection of casual every-day clothing that drew on inspiration from the bygone eras of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1990s. This collection was called Revelry.
In continuing the customer-first philosophy, Unique Vintage has also introduced fashion lines catering to girls shopping for Prom gowns. It turns out (and not surprisingly), girls wanted to find dresses that would make them stand out from the crowd at their Prom. The Prom selection has now grown beyond just vintage-inspired gowns, and includes an expanded collection that will appeal to girls across the board.
So if you’re looking for sexy retro pin-up style clothing, vintage inspired clothing, retro swimsuits, wedding gowns and even Prom dresses, Unique Vintage will have you hooked! Head on over to the Unique Vintage website and take a look at their retro inspired clothing.
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