By Jodi Truglio
Photos Courtesy of Unique Vintage
Nestled in Burbank, California’s historical district of Magnolia Park lies Unique Vintage’s store front. From the outside the brick building may not look like much, but once you step inside you will soon come to realize that each piece of clothing featured in Unique Vintage’s store is like a little time capsule that gives us a small glimpse of the past, while at the same time adding a bit of contemporary flare. The company empowers women to look their very best, whether it is wearing a simple t-shirt with pants or a glamorous gown accessorized with pearls.
Recently, Marjorie Magazine had the pleasure of speaking with Abbi Graddy, Marketing Coordinator at Unique Vintage about her company.
Can you tell me a little bit about Unique Vintage?
Sure! Unique Vintage specializes in retro-inspired clothing with a modern, ready-to-wear twist. We carry sizes XS-5X, in everything from dresses and separates to swimwear to shoes and accessories. The company is female owned and operated and we love to help all women look and feel their most fabulous!
What inspires Unique Vintage’s designs?
We’re always inspired by vintage designs, from the 20s to the 70s, while still keeping the pieces fresh and on-trend.
What do you feel best exemplifies the style or spirit of the 20’s?
The 20s were all about rebellion and glamour. Women experimented with shorter hemlines, shorter hair, and boyish silhouettes. And, of course, the quintessential flapper look with lots of sequins and fringe!
What are your most popular 1920’s pieces?
We have some best-selling dresses, like the sequined Margaux and Nadine or the more casual Hemingway or Wilshire dresses. And 20s accessories are very popular for us- long gloves, jewelry, shoes, headpieces, etc.
Do you have a favorite 1920’s look?
My personal favorite dress is the Del Mar! I wear it every chance I get, it’s amazing.
What is your most popular accessory?
Long opera gloves, basic black T-strap heels, and of course the fun, more costumey pieces like cigarette holders and feather fans.
What do you feel the 1920’s woman’s fashion have taught us or what can be learned from 1920’s fashion? To have fun and take risks with your clothing!
See the fantastic styles inspired by the past at uniquevintage.com!
Jodi Truglio is a native New Yorker who currently lives in Las Vegas. She holds a degree in Print Journalism. Jodi started her career as a music journalist, but quickly realized her words had the power to reach people and loves telling a good story, as result she focused her career on sustainable fashion/ethical sourcing. She has published articles in various magazines and websites. In her spare time, Jodi enjoys reading and watching old movies, exploring antique shops and posting articles on her website Global Looking Glass. Find her on Instagram @globallookingglass.