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Reflections Vintage and Antiques

Posted by Talia Hart / Posted on October 14, 2012

Reflections Vintage AntiquesReflections Vintage and Antiques transforms into a halloweener's haven just after the September long weekend. After replacing last season's bridal wear with this season's witches and clowns, (expect to see Christmas apparel next) Reflections wins for the most organized seasonal thrift shop I have yet to visit. I was fooled by the cluttered racks upon racks of inventory when I first entered the store. Let's call it an organized mess, shall we?

Reflections Vintages AntiquesAs I make small talk with the storekeepers, they tell me they try to offer customers everything they'd need to put together a costume head-to-toe, whether it's piecing a variety of accessories together, or buying a packaged set. For every genre of costume, they offer an extensive collection of vintage and packaged. I saw five styles of The Wizard of Oz' classical Dorothy dress (new and old), and even more options for housewife costumes (classic fifties aprons and muumuu housedresses).

Reflections Vintages AntiquesThey even have a handful of exotic options should you decide to dress up like a Harem or Sheikh. I get the impression they want customers to feel like they can look like an Arabian belly dancer without opting for the Jasmine costume (though they do sell those too).

Reflections Vintages AntiquesIn a word, the costumes here are authentic. I didn't see anything that reeked of store-bought "hot hurse." Their focus is on longer cut, traditional style costumes that range from the classics to the not-so-classics. I saw everything from my Disney favourites, to overdone angels/devils, to more unique ensembles such as geisha dresses, renaissance costumes, and steampunk get-ups.

Reflections Vintages AntiquesWhile most of the guy's costumes seem to be uniforms of some sort, I was impressed to find their guy's firefighter's costume to be an actual vintage piece they retrieved through a charity. In terms of price range, they won't sell anything over $100, with most of their vintage stuff selling at around $40. I appreciate their desire to please all demos. For instance, for their masquerade mask collection they offer both paper macheed and metal plated options.

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Izzy / February 11, 2013 at 05:24 pm
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Does this store have costume apparel year round, or just around October? I was hoping to pay it a visit this week (February), but I don't want to waste time if there are no costumes

Thanks!
Karyn Troisi replying to a comment from Izzy / February 13, 2013 at 10:25 am
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We offer costumes all year. What theme costumes are you looking for? Call before you come and we can have a selection ready for you.

If you are on Facebook we also have a group you can see what we do all year.

Search Reflections Vintage

https://www.facebook.com/groups/11439977985/
Jeff / April 11, 2013 at 03:42 pm
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How much does the mascot costumes cost???
Jeff / April 11, 2013 at 03:42 pm
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How much do the mascot costumes cost????
jackson / April 21, 2013 at 11:02 am
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What is the average price at your store??
Robert / April 21, 2013 at 11:05 am
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What kind of tenn costumes do you have here?
Adelle / February 8, 2014 at 07:37 pm
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Do u have a german outfit?
Karyn Troisi replying to a comment from Adelle / February 8, 2014 at 08:04 pm
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What type of German outfits are you looking for? We have military uniforms. If you have a photo of what you are looking for and come into our store we can do our best to assist you.

Thanks,

Karyn

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