(Closed) Unique Vintage?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Unique Vintage
    used, loved : (4 votes)
    21 %
    used, liked : (2 votes)
    11 %
    used, ok : (0 votes)
    used, no opinion : (0 votes)
    used, disliked : (0 votes)
    used, hated : (0 votes)
    not used, never heard of : (5 votes)
    26 %
    not used, heard of : (1 votes)
    5 %
    not used, skeptical of use : (1 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    738 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Ive never bought from there so I can’t help but, oh man, I have been tempted! I also love soo many of their dresses! And lots of the wedding-ish ones are so cheap, I just want to buy them to try on lol.

    Post # 4
    80 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I bought my dress there!!  I don’t think most of their stuff caters to the ‘traditional’ brides out there, but it was perfect for our relaxed, vintagy barn wedding. 🙂 The dress was more beautiful in person than online, and although i’ll need lots of alterations it was still a RIDICULOUSLY good deal!

    Post # 5
    67 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    My bridesmaids dresses are from there.  We are having a 50’s style wedding and their dresses are perfect.  Good look, good fit and a good price.  They also gave the bridesmaids 10% off their order because they were buying their dresses for a wedding.  I recommend Unique-Vintage!

    Post # 7
    1001 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I voted “other”.  I think they are overpriced and very shady.

    this dress:

    12298thumb.jpg picture by achoj891

    Used to be mine.  I found it at a thrift store for $5 and sold it on eBay for $20. 

    The problem?  They are describing it as an authentic 1950’s dress and selling it for $450.  I consider myself to be somewhat of a vintage expert, and I can tell you this dress is NOT 1950’s.  It is straight-up 1980’s.  I can tell by the nylon zipper and the machine-stitched hem.  Also, the designer (Mike Benet) has only been around since 1965.


    Post # 8
    841 posts
    Busy bee

    I haven’t purchased anything from them, but I am soooo tempted!!! :). Absolutely gorgeous stuff! >.<

    Post # 9
    15 posts
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I purchased my dress and accessories from them and I have some advice. 

    -Pay attention to the description but call and ask for clarification. My dress stated it was ivory but looked VERY white online. I ended up calling the store phone number to ask opinions about what the actual color looked like (if it was yellowy ivory, off-white or pure white). The store staff was awesome, knowledgeable and this gave me peace of mind before ordering. 

    -Call and ask specifically about fit of the dress that you are interested in. Even though they have measurements online, I was in between sizes. The person who answered the phone was able to tell me that the specific dress I was ordering ran small and to order up. That people trying to “squeeze” into the smaller size were consistantly disappointed for that specific gown. 

    -Remember sometimes your monitor also can change the color of the picture of what you are looking at. This happened with some jewelry that I ordered. It looked more colorful online than it did when it arrived. 

    -When you call makes sure that you are clear on their return/exchange policy. I loved that they had more than one size in stock and if I needed to return for a different size, that I could. However, again, call and ask about that specific item that you are looking into. 

    -If you are looking for something luxurious at a discount price, make sure to pay attention to the material of the dress in the description. I was more concerned about price since this is a vow renewal for me. The dress that I bought was very similar to what high end designers have created but the material isn’t as expensive. For me, I don’t care. It’s beautiful and it looks good on me. If you care about a luxurious feel to the material and are budget conscious, you might look into buying either one of their high end samples or going to a used wedding dress web site. 

    -Everything was packaged well and shipped promptly. 

    Post # 10
    1854 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I love them! I have a few of their dresses. Their ‘large’ is a bit tight on me & I wear a size 10, so they run small. This yellow one is my FAVORITE! When we were going to elope to Vegas, I bought it in white and was ready to wear it.

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