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Vintage Fashion Thrives in Busy Downtown Location – Malena’s Boutique! West Chester PA

Posted on: March 1, 2017



Fans of all things yesteryear know how much fun it can be to add a bit of throwback fashion flair into their everyday lives, from a simple brooch to an entire outfit.

But bricks and mortar vintage clothes shops are becoming more and more rare these days (with so much selling going online), that when one has been thriving in a busy downtown location for over 10 years, Mod Betty knows that it’s a place worth sharing (even though it might mean that you grab the fab duds before she does. OH what I do for you, my dear readers!)

Malena’s Vintage Boutique has been a go-to place in the vintage fashion scene since opening in 2003 in West Chester, PA and continues to grow (ask about the hidden next-door showroom!)
Malena's Vintage Boutique - West Chester PA - Pennsylvania - Retro Roadmap

Occupying a corner location on West Gay Street, this sunny, welcoming shop is a must-visit for folks who like to add a dash of unique retro style to their wardrobe for a one-of-a-kind, fashion-forward look.

Malena's Vintage Boutique - West Chester PA - Pennsylvania - Retro Roadmap

Owner Malena Martinez curates the collection – choosing each piece herself, with eye to what is going on in the contemporary clothing scene.

Malena's Vintage Boutique - West Chester PA - Pennsylvania - Retro Roadmap

Her fashion background enables her to lend a friendly assist when you’re trying to assemble an ensemble from frock to jewelry to handbag This ensures that you’ll feel current and not costumed, confident that you’ll be wearing a one-of-a-kind look in the midst of mall copycats.

Malena's Vintage Boutique - West Chester PA - Pennsylvania - Retro Roadmap

Mod B is always thrilled to see the wide selection of wearable dresses, from everyday cotton shifts to designer evening-wear – perfect for prom, rehearsal dinner or you-name-it fancy occasion.

And in this era of flimsy mass-market disposable clothing, vintage clothing offers the most sustainable way to stay cloaked and comfortable, with quality that will last for decades, instead of disintegrating after one wash.

While “Ms. Malena’s” shop itself is fun to visit, never fear if you’re from afar – she’s heavily represented online (think Facebook page, Instagram, as well as Etsy and Rubylane – links at her website) so you shop the modern way as well, knowing your online purchase will ensure the longevity of this offline downtown shop.

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