Boutiques come and go, but only the most special of stores withstand the test of time. Case in point: Malena’s Vintage Boutique, which has been a part of West Chester’s retail scene since 2003. Owned by Malena Martinez, a lifelong lover of all things vintage, this retail stalwart is heralded for its well-curated inventory of vintage apparel and accessories dating from the 1850s to the 1970s.
A lap around the cozy store will introduce you to racks upon racks filled with designer and vintage clothing. Expect pieces from Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, and other luxury labels alongside bright and colorfully patterned ’70s sundresses and skirts, antique beaded purses, lucite jewelry, and so much more. Better still, you can take a sneak peek of Malena’s inventory on Instagram before heading over from Chestnut Street Lofts Apartments.