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Created out of one girl's love for vintage clothing, UniqueVintage.com is here to serve like-minded retro and vintage-inspired fashion fiends. But this haven of retro delights didn't spring up overnight...
Flashback to 2000 when founder Katie Echeverry would spend her weekdays working as a pharmaceutical sales rep and her weekends trawling flea markets looking for vintage dresses to post on her online shop just for fun. Since true vintage items are not that easy to come by, on a whim Katie added some vintage-inspired dresses and before she could say retro-tastic, orders began flooding her inbox! So Katie did what any business savvy girl would do and ditched the doctor's offices to focus on UV full time.
While Unique Vintage carries many fabulous retro designers, Katie had her own retro-inspired vision, which translated into the birth of the Unique Vintage private label. This includes everything from gorgeous floral chiffon gowns straight out of "Mad Men" garden parties to retro Hollywood starlet inspired swimsuits to black wiggle dresses with applique details that Audrey Hepburn herself would fawn over.
In September of 2008, Katie opened her first brick and mortar boutique in her hometown of Burbank, California. Because of its immediate success, the store expanded in 2011 to more than 4,000 square feet! For any vintage fashion lover, a visit to Unique Vintage's Magnolia Boulevard boutique feels like being a kid in a candy store. Oversized crystal chandeliers cast a glow on an ever changing collection of evening gowns, swing dresses, "Mad Men" style wiggle dresses, gorgeous hand beaded flapper dresses, retro swimsuits, fabulous jewelry, shoes, handbags, and novelty gifts.
Because of the Burbank boutique's prime location to many of Hollywood's television and movie studios, Unique Vintage has also become a go-to for many celebrities and fashion stylists. Some of the shows UV items have popped up on are "Glee", "Pretty Little Liars", "American Horror Story", "Vampire Diaries", and "True Blood". Celebrities who have shopped the UV racks include Zooey Deschanel, Elle Fanning, Ariel Winter, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Teri Hatcher.
From pin up styles, vintage 1920s reproduction fashions, and stunning retro swimsuits, we just know we have what you're looking for! Make sure to "like" Unique Vintage's Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, visit our blog, and sign up for our newsletter to keep up with the latest happenings.