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Best Wedding Stores In Tampa Bay For The Vintage Shopper

March 10, 2014 9:00 AM

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(Photo by George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images)

As spring and summer quickly approach, wedding season is in full swing. As a bride, choosing the perfect theme for your wedding is one of the most important details. The theme will then set the tone for the entire day from the flowers to the favors, and most importantly the dress. More brides are continuing to choose a vintage theme for their weddings to help bring the nostalgia of other decades to 2014. Scour these Tampa Bay shops to find the perfect vintage look for your big day. 
CC’s Boutique of Tampa
2223 N. Westshore Blvd.

Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 877-2410
www.tampabridalshops.com

CC’S Boutique of Tampa is considered a staple in the Bay area with over 30 years of experience. CC’s has a varied selection of vintage bridal gowns. Dresses such as the Martina Liana 441 have elegant laced details and scalloped edging. There is also an Essence of Australia D1472 vintage ball gown that has lace details as well as small embellished flowers. Besides other vintage wedding dresses, the boutique also offers Paradox London Fancy heels for $80 each as well as vintage headbands. CC’s also offers a wide variety of dresses for the extended wedding party and for the mother of the bride. If a designer gown is not available at the Tampa location, it can be found at its nearby St. Petersburg affiliate.

Designer’s Consigner
1033 Central Ave.
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
(727) 894-3326
www.shop.designersconsigners.com

St. Petersburg’s Designer Consigner specializes in offering only the finest quality of designer clothing for ladies in the Tampa Bay area. Before visiting the store, check out the online offerings. Most dresses and skirts are under $50, including perfect styles for vintage bridesmaids dresses. Designer brands include Betsey Johnson, Nicole Miller, Badgley Mischka and much more. There are also casual vintage-style dresses for brides that are shorter and perfect for a vintage beach wedding. If you have designer brands that you would like to give to the store, visit the website for details.

Jon’s Bridal 
1102 E. Busch Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 931-8991
www.jonsbridal.com

Jon’s Bridal of Tampa is one of Florida’s largest bridal stores with a wide variety of only wedding dresses. There are many styles of vintage dresses for all brides. Vintage-style dresses vary in price but usually start at $399, however, they are of the highest quality. Every week, Jon gets hundreds of dresses in stock so if you don’t see exactly what you are looking for at first, you can stop by another time. The knowledgeable staff will be able to help you find that perfect look for your vintage wedding.

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Malindy Elene
2107 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 251-4334
www.malindyelene.com

Tampa’s very own Malindy Elene prides itself on having the highest fashion for all of its brides. It has a great selection of vintage dresses with inspirations from Badgley Mischka, Nicole Miller, Paloma Blanca and many, many more. Besides the large showroom in Tampa, Malindy Elene also has various trunk shows throughout the year featuring many different designers. To get a glimpse of some brides who chose their dress at Malindy Elene, stop by the website for some fabulous photos.

The White Closet Bridal
5915 Memorial Highway Ste. 118
Tampa, FL 33615
(813) 249-4696
www.thewhiteclosetco.com

Tampa’s White Closet Bridal has a knack for offering the best in bridal gowns as well as bridesmaid dresses. Vintage dresses are very easy to find and can be found in mermaid style or traditional ball gown. Many have lace detail and even floral designs. Vintage veils are also available to give your dress that perfect touch. Besides the amazing inventory of gowns, the shop also offers many services for brides. The shop offers alterations, pressing and even gown preservation to help keep your perfect dress in showroom condition.

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Bethany Cohen is a resident of Tampa and enjoys sharing her love for the city with others. Bethany loves traveling and learning about new cultures. She currently writes for Examiner.com. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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