Best Wedding Stores In OC For The Vintage Shopper

March 4, 2014 5:00 AM

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Your big moment has arrived and your wedding day is drawing closer, and while you’re a fan of traditional weddings, you feel more inclined towards a unique wedding enhanced by rare vintage finds. If a vintage-inspired wedding highlighted by a gently used wedding dress sounds like music to your ears, then these Orange County-based wedding stores are for you. For an ideal starting point, here is a list of the best wedding stores in Orange County for the vintage shopper.

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(credit: The Secret Garden)

Secret Closet Bridal & Formal Luxury Dress Consignment Boutique
909 E. Yorba Linda Blvd., Suite K
Placentia, CA 92870
(714) 335-6981
www.secretclosetoc.com

The secret to finding the perfect wedding dress is knowing exactly where to get the goods. For vintage wedding dresses that render premium quality with retro appeal, Secret Closet Bridal & Formal Luxury Dress Consignment Boutique is a rarity of its kind. Located in Placenta, this ritzy boutique has all of the signs of upscale but without the extra fluff. Shoppers are welcomed with great customer service and their wedding needs are treated as top priority. In addition, Secret Closet’s price tags won’t put you in the red. The affordability factor is very high with designer dresses marked off at 40 to 70 percent off retail. Shoppers also have the luxury of same-day pick up (seldom found in the bridal marketplace) and year-round sample sales.

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The White Dress
2853 E. Coast Highway
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
(949) 723-0121
www.thewhitedress.com

Do you take pride in being a vintage shopper who relishes in the beauty and charm of luxury vintage finds? If the answers is yes, then The White Dress is an ideal spot for you. Located in Corona Del Mar, The White Dress is a wedding boutique that specializes in vintage and bridal couture gowns. With running sample sales, a high frequency of trunk shows and knowledgeable wedding experts on location, there are many options for vintage shoppers to find the ideal wedding dress. Stylists are around to help brides find their vintage winning wedding look fit for the likes of a Grace Kelly or Elizabeth Taylor. And for shoppers who are fortunate enough to find the perfect dress, they’re each treated to a complimentary champagne toast on the house.

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Elsewhere Vintage
131 W. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 771-2116
www.elsewherevintage.com

In addition to ready-to-wear vintage pieces, Elsewhere Vintage carries scores of vintage-style wedding dresses. A first-rate shop and among the few shops in Orange County that offer both vintage clothing and wedding dresses, Elsewhere Vintage’s unique bridal wear ranges from hard-to-get 1930s wedding dresses to chic and retro 1960s pieces. Coupled along with an outstanding quality of selections, friendly customer service and a far-out experience in bridal shopping for vintage fashionistas, Elsewhere Vintage is at the very top of the list in Orange County.

Related: OC’s Best Wedding Hair And Makeup

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(credit: Audrey A./Yelp)


Mariposa Boutique
316 N. Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 776-6881
www.mariposabride.com

With a solid selection of vintage-inspired wedding gowns available through its sample sale, Mariposa Boutique earns the right for inclusion among the best wedding stores in Orange County. Located in Anaheim, Mariposa Boutique has a reputation for offering the best in bridal wear which includes vintage pieces. If you’re searching for a dress that may not definitively be considered vintage but more vintage along the lines of design and cut, Mariposa also offers a wide selection of vintage-inspired styles. With price points ranging from $300 to $3,000, there is sure to be a wedding look for the vintage shopper under every budget.

Related: Best Vintage Stores In Orange County

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Barbara Akowuah is a freelance journalist based in Southern California. As a fashion examiner who is privy to style, Barbara loves to write about fashion and how it relates to the Los Angeles scene. Barbara loves to dish out the latest trends, style tips, and inside scoop. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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