The Unique Vintage Story
I started Unique Vintage 9 years ago in my spare bedroom simply as a hobby. A friend made me a website for free and I took pictures with my digital camera and Ikea lighting! I scoured estate sales, thrift stores and flea markets for fun and funky vintage styles. I had no backing, no real savings, no loans and my goal for my first year was to break even. It took me 6 months before I received my first order! I built this business dress by dress, starting with 10 pieces. About 3 years in, my site was mentioned in Glamour magazine (unsolicited and to my surprise!). That month was a great month for sales and I realized that my little site had some potential. When my daughter was born I took a huge leap of faith and quit my full time job to take care of my daughter and pour my heart and soul into Unique Vintage. Within a year I needed a babysitter so I could pack all of my orders. When my daughter was 18 months I hired my first employee (and neighbor!). Just 4 years after I quit my job, we now occupy a 4600 square foot warehouse/store and have 12 employees (including my dad, nephew and family friends!) I pride myself in providing a fun and creative work environment, offering fair pay, employee 401K and health insurance.
What you'll find at Unique Vintage is a vast array of vintage inspired clothing, from 1920's reproduction flapper dresses, 1930's glam evening and prom dresses, 40's and 50's pin up and swing styles and 1960's mod gogo dresses. If you can't make it to our store located at 2013 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91506 then you can always shop online at www.unique-vintage.com!
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