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“The Best of Old and New”

The Vintage Vault & Gallery
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Fantastic 3-storey shop offers a great selection of vintage clothing (for all ages), antique and trend-setting handmade jewelry and other treasures. Owners and staff are welcoming, knowledgeable and wonderfully enthusiastic. Upstairs Gallery showcases incredible work from a diverse array of artists. Plus, Vintage Vault is the only local distributor of Lavender Fields products - including fresh sprays of Lavender, perfumes, soaps, creams, et al.

Thank Barbara J
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

Shopping at the Vintage Vault and Antique Gallery offers a unique experience for your mind and your senses. You enter into this historical building through the foyer with its gorgeous antique lamps. Each floor of the bank has a different focus, from fashion to scents to art. The first floor focuses on vintage apparel and purses. We particularly loved the antique jewelry with items from the southwest along with more traditional pieces. They also had ethically diverse items throughout the three floors. The second floor, the Lavender shop, tickles the senses with a variety of smells. On the third floor we found a gallery of more contemporary art both local and international. Perhaps what struck us most during our visit was the attention of the staff to our interests. While leaving us on our own to look over the merchandise, they provided help when needed. The shop owner’s knowledge of vintage wear helped us make our choices.

Thank Montana S
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

Occupying 3 full floors of a massive old bank building in historic Ellicott City, The Vintage Vault and Gallery is literally packed floor to ceiling with a fabulous selection of vintage dresses, sweaters, slacks, gowns, nightgowns,outerwear, shoes, purses, hats and accessories for women, men and children. But cool clothing is just the tip of the treasure trove iceberg. Collectors of retro jewelry will find case after case of rhinestone, bakelite and tribal inspired earrings, bracelets, rings, necklaces and brooches. Antique jewelry lovers will be delighted by a nice selection of cameos and other Victorian and Edwardian era ornaments. The latest addition to their offerings is an incredible collection of hand crafted bracelets "up-cycled" from old bronze cash registers, Victorian oil lamp fittings, vintage machine name plates, cymbals, old traffic signs, old coins and more. They also have a section of men's leather bracelets. A back room features vintage kitchen accessories, dishes, serving pieces and more. And this is just the first floor! A flight of stairs takes you to a mezzanine overlooking the first floor. Here you'll discover a wide range of collectibles, art and home decor items. But wait, there's more. The third floor houses a huge light-filled art gallery primarily featuring paintings in a broad range of styles. In addition to being a gallery this inviting space is also available for rent as a venue for meetings, parties, and receptions. Until just recently this building was closed to the public and used for offices. Thankfully it has reopened as this wonderful shop where you can enjoy the architecture and views of the Tiber River as much as its amazing inventory. Block out at least an hour an a half to browse and explore every nook and cranny!

Thank Stogie5
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Randall R, Owner at The Vintage Vault & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2016

What a wonderful review! We are so appreciative of the time and attention that you put into writing this. We've worked hard to create a shopping experience where people and the community at large will feel welcome and enjoy the love and care we have put into selecting and displaying each piece of merchandise. It's so nice to know that we have customers who are paying such close attention and want to keep coming back for more. Our heartfelt thanks. Jodye & Randall Russell, Owners

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