April 12, 2012

White Wedding


I had a woman call today to price a few of our designer wedding gowns.  Most of the time, I assume they are pricing out the dresses just to see if it is remotely in their price range.  While we don’t offer multi- thousand dollar gowns, and I am no Vera, we still offer expensive wedding gowns.

Brides are finicky creatures. I have encountered a few in my short time here that range from raging type-A to raging beauty queen; you know, the type that giggle after each word?  I am perky, but lord.

The woman and I do the usual wedding dress tango, she gives me an item number, I tell her the price.  Pretty standard procedure.  She then proceeds to tell me that she is not really a girly girl, and that she would get married in red if she could.  I instantly laugh because honestly, I applaud her for wanting to have a wedding her way; that is how it should be.  If you want to get married dressed as a banana, then you damn well should.

She then tells me that her future wife wants her to be the girly one, and pictured her soon to be bride in a form of ivory on their big day.  I was caught a little off guard.  And then suddenly, I found myself instantly so proud of her, and so happy for her.  Here we were, carrying on; doing the same wedding dress tango.  Just like I do with everyone else.  She tells me that she has been putting off the dress hunt because she is not your average size 4, and that she is really more excited about being married than some silly dress.

We talked a little while longer, and then I wished her good luck on her wedding and we hung up.  I treated this as any other inquisitive bride, because it did feel so normal.  Same bride problems, same bride opinions.  But a much different outcome.

Gay marriage is at the forefront of conversations, and are no longer just this pipe dream.  Real people, making real phone calls about real wedding dresses.  It made it so much more real for me.

 -Stan Salas, Customer Service Connoisseur and Contributing Blogger


April 4, 2012

Your Mini-Me’s Easter Style


For kids, Easter is all about egg hunts, arts & crafts and eating too much candy; not having to spend the day in a stiff and itchy scratchy Easter outfit. Keep ‘em cute and comfy in some of these adorable retro fashions and accessories!

Unique Vintage Children's 1950's Reproduction Tangerine Tulip Floral Print Sweetie Dress

Children's Flirty Yellow Cotton Halter 50's Style Swing Dress

Unique Vintage Children's 1950's Reproduction Ivory & Rose Pleated Swing Dress

Light Pink Cardigan With Swallows

Tebow Long Sleeve Mock Tie T-Shirt

Landon Long Sleeve Mock Tie T-Shirt

Blue & Black Plaid Anchor Button Up Shirt

Red Pierce Fedora

Light Purple Silk Flower Hair Clip

Pink & Black Polka Dot Anchor Barrette Set

March 28, 2012

Fit To Be Tied

Scarves are the perfect accessory. They can spruce up everything from a white tee to a plain black dress. They can add some color to your face and keep your decolletage snuggly and warm. Tie, loop or knot one on today and just wait for the compliments to pour in.
Fuchsia 50′s Style Retro Neck & Hair Scarf

Ivory & Blue Large Sheer Polka Dot Scarf

Olive Fly Straight Into My Heart Butterfly Scarf

Blue Large Woven Plaid Scarf

Multi Colored Checkered Scarf


March 26, 2012

Kristen’s “Unique” Customer Story



I just got married on November 4th and wanted to give you a shout out about how awesome my dress was!  I bought my dress from Unique Vintage about a year before my wedding.  I knew from the moment I saw it that was what I wanted my wedding dress to look like.  I am obsessed with the 1940′s style! 
I chose to take off the straps that came on the dress, just to make it a little more formal and I am so happy with how it turned out and my husband thought I looked gorgeous.  Plus I paid less than $150 for my wedding dress!

We met at a pool that we both train at so being by the water for our wedding was important.  We are very untraditonal and really wanted a laid back wedding.  We had a taco truck cater our wedding and even had a ping pong table at our reception.  
We took a lot of photos in Laguna Beach on the only day it has rained in Southern California in the last 6 months.  Haha.  We also got a chance to stop by Ruby’s in Laguna Beach and did get some sweet shots in front of their old cars.  I LOVE my photos.  Our photographer is very vintage inspired and she did an awesome job.  (her name is Tamara and she owns Face On by Tamara-just to get a plug in there for her outstanding photos you can find her work on Facebook!)

March 23, 2012

Hunger Games-Inspired Fashions


It’s opening weekend of The Hunger Games! As if you didn’t already know. To commemorate the games, we looked to the courage and killer instincts of Katniss Everdeen and the comedic propriety of Effie Trinket as we crafted this Hunger Games-Inspired Fashion Board on PINTEREST. Enjoy and let the games begin!

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