Shopping >Orlando Vintage Clothing & Costume
I've had the pleasure of working with the owner and her staff for several parties over the past few years and have always had nothing but positive things to say. For starters, the shop itself is a trip back in time, a fascinating museum of the way we dressed and the way we were; there's a laid-back, inviting, and friendly vibe about the place; and it seems to be much larger than its square footage would indicate. There is an amazing amount of clothing, costumes, and accoutrements for any party or context, and I've always been pleased with the extremely helpful nature of the owner and staff. While the prices can quickly escalate when putting an ensemble together, I believe the personalized attention I've received, coupled with the fashion sense of the staff working there who've selected some awesomely unique costumes for me over the years, alleviates some of the sticker shock. It's unlikely that you could go anywhere else in Orlando and get as much attention to help with putting together and outfit or costume, even on short notice, as you could at Orlando Vintage.
Bottom Line... Amazing selection and wonderful customer service! Very beautiful authentic clothing, and very helpful and friendly staff!
June 06, 2011 by Flapper Girl in Kissimmee, FL
Wost personality of short blond lady. I went to the store looking for a Halloween costume. The lady started showing me the ugliest dresses so I told her I wanted something a little less plain (trying to be nice). She nastily replied, "These dresses are ANYTHING but plain." OK, I thought then you just have horrid taste. She refused to find out what style of dresses I was looking for, insulted my size, and blamed me for her not trying to help me. This is just a NASTY person and for the first time in my life I will say I hope this business fails.
WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE EVER!!.
We rented a 70's shirt for a local benefit party but realized when we got home the shirt had a stain on the front pocket. We called immediately to let them know and asked for a refund. The owner got on the phone a said she would only issue a refund if she was able to re-rent the shirt to someone else - seriously? With a stain? Luckily, we found a shirt from the closet that will work just fine.
These are some of the comments she actually said to us..
"I have a store full of people and don't have time to deal with you"
"if you found something in your closet that worked, maybe you should have checked there first"
"you only want to return the shirt because you found something else to wear"
"it's only 21 dollars"
"are you his wife?" as if it matters who I am - the shirt still has a stain!
"He's a big boy, he signed the release form, he should have looked at it more carefully" - I'm thinking really? You've had the shirt since the 70's and you never saw the stain!!
In the long run, she's right, the release was signed - but to be so unprofessional, basically calling us liars, is just so inappropriate. There are so many things she said that were just totally uncalled for, all while dealing with a store full of people...I hope they got better service than we did. We will never go back there or recommend this store to any of our friends - and this party comes around every year!
fun place to shop/ great selection. Orlando Vintage has quickly become one of my favorite stores in the Orlando area. The things they have you aren't likely to find anywhere else. Such a FUN place to shop. The store is full of SO MANY great things--from classic to funky--and they are always getting new items. Come to find out they do some of the outfitting for the TV show Mad Men- very cool. I love the store...it's one of Orlando's hidden treasures.
Vintage vamps and dapper guys find classic styles from yesteryear at this second hand shop..
Get inside a time warp and travel through the decades at this Winter Park boutique. Classic threads in a variety of sizes, accessories and jewelry from the 1890s through 1980s are available. Items include 1920s to 1960s dresses to 1950s bowling shirts and purses and sparkling gems. The shop has also dressed celebrities in period outfits for films throughout the years. The store is an essential stop when looking for the right outfit for any special occasion.
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