5 Orlando Vintage Shops to Support on Small Business Saturday
Vintage shoppers know the value of shopping small. When you’re looking for unique, one-of-a-kind items, small, locally-owned businesses often provide the best treasures. As part of the post-Thanksgiving shopping extravaganza that includes Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday puts the spotlight on local shops, businesses, and restaurants. If you’re celebrating Small Business Saturday in Orlando, check out these five local vintage shops.
Voted the #1 Orlando boutique by Orlando weekly readers, the Etoile Boutique has been a local favorite since 2006. Etoile features hand-picked vintage items for men and women from the 1950s-1990s. If you like to compliment your vintage vibes with a modern flair Etoile also features clothing and accessories from local lifestyle brands. Last year’s Small Business Saturday included a pop-up block party, so be sure to follow Etoile Boutique for updates on this year’s festivities.
Vintage isn’t just all about fashion. At The Lovely you’ll enjoy vintage clothing, décor, and furniture from the 1960 – 90s selected by nearly 40 collectors and artisans. Located in the Audubon Park Garden District, The Lovely and other nearby businesses run special promos and event for Small Business Saturday, so be sure to check out their website for all the latest news on deals and special events.
As their name suggests, Retromended finds unique retro pieces and then “mends” them to create a more modern look. Whether it’s adding buttons, trim, or alterations to create a more modern silhouette, Retromended works their magic on vintage finds to make them easy to wear today. If you are new to vintage style or just prefer one-of-a-kind pieces, this is an excellent place to visit. In the past, Retromended has featured fresh coffee, handmade items, and extended hours on Small Business Saturday.
Orlando Vintage Clothing and Costume
For something truly out of the ordinary and authentic, visit Orlando Vintage Clothing and Costume. Featuring quality vintage items from the 1890s – 1980s, Orlando Vintage Clothing and Costume also provides period and character costumes. In addition to selling to the general public, they’ve also provided costumes for film and television, including Mad Men, Men in Black III, and Saturday Night Live.
Echoes of Retro
If you’re looking to add a vintage flair to your home or office, visit Echoes of Retro in the artsy Ivanhoe Village. From typewriters to dressers, Echoes of Retro offers excellent vintage furniture and décor that give your home an authentic retro look. They specialize in Mid Century Modern and Hollywood Regency so if the glitz and glam of yesteryear makes you swoon, you’ll want to include this shop in your Small Business Saturday itinerary.
Support Independently Owned Businesses
In addition to supporting local shops, you can celebrate Small Business Saturday by supporting local hotels. Staying at the locally owned Clarion Inn at Lake Buena Vista is a great way to support the community while also enjoying top quality service and affordable rates. Book your Orlando stay today by calling 407-996-7600.