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Best of Dallas 2009-101 Best People & Places 

An intimate clothing boutique in Carrollton's historic downtown area. Shoppers can find exceptional woman's vintage and upscale designer clothing, and designer resale consignment plus accessories. Don't be surprised to snag a 1950's amazing alligator bag or an early Christian Dior ball gown. Vintage Martini also carries unique gifts and costume jewelry. Don't miss the experience.

Oftentimes, some of the hottest trends to show up on the red carpet are vintage couture from wellknown fashion houses such as Chanel and Oscar de la Renta. Today's fashion trend is all about letting your personal flair shine by adding a touch of something thats unique and unexpected - an easy way to do that is to look to the past for inspiration. And theres no better place to find a great vintage piece than at Vintage Martini, an intimate clothing boutique in Carrolltons historic downtown area. Here, shoppers can find a perfect complement to todays trends a fitted Chanel jacket that can be worn over a retroinspired tank with skinny jeans and a pair of Jimmy Choos. Throw on this seasons bold- color bangle bracelet and a kicky pair of sunglasses found at Vintage Martini and the outfits sure to be a trendsetter.
Located just minutes north of downtown Dallas, Vintage Martini is tucked away in a quaint
section of the city that dates back to the late 1800s. A picturesque gazebo anchors the main square, an old movie house still provides entertainment, and a bonafide soda fountain still welcomes diners in search of a chocolate malt. Modern-day touches are easily interwoven in this throwback to earlier times loft- style apartments overlook the gazebo and a highly touted Italian restaurant sits tucked next to one of the areas original buildings. Only a handful of places across the country boasts vintage fashions as impressive as Vintage Martini. Thanks to proprietors Ken Weber and Greg Kelly who scour vintage sales and warehouses throughout the country to stock their store with styles from the Victorian area to the 1980s, Vintage Martini is full of fabulous finds. In addition to womans clothing, theres a mens section as
well as a childrens area. Dont be surprised to snag an amazing alligator handbag or a fun decal from the swinging sixties. For those who want to kick up their homes decor, vintage barware, collectibles, and some furnishings are available at this whimsical boutique. "Fashions today are based on vintage styles," explains Weber. The quality and construction of the garments from earlier decades is superior to the way items are made today. And then he says with a knowing smile, The best thing about vintage clothing is that youll never have to worry
about anyone wearing the same dress. Visit the store at 1106 West Main Street in Carrollton.
Find the store, and all its vintages pieces, online at www.vintagemartini.com. 
972-466-4400
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