Vintage is in! For all you thrifty lovers, you’ve probably already discovered the treasures that lie within, but for those that haven’t, Vintage Warehouse located off of Wallace Road in Lakeland is a utopia for people like you and me who like to find a new purpose in the old.
This vintage hotspot offers a world of retro flashbacks and shabby chic discoveries. One stroll inside, and you are sure to stumble across treasures and gather countless decorating ideas.
Vintage warehouse is exactly what the name implies. Inside the main warehouse, you’ll find individual vendor sections to browse. Don’t be surprised to find everything from jewelry and knick-knacks to furniture and paint, and the Warehouse is big on supporting local. What first began as a hobby of rediscovering and repurposing used furniture and decorative accessories led to a vision that has now become a reality for Kim Houser, Melinda Michalec and Dana Mercaldi.
This place makes for a fun shopping experience and a perfect afternoon girls’ outing. It doesn’t end with the main warehouse, either. There’s a smaller location, an extension of Vintage Warehouse, across the lot called La Petit Vintage Warehouse where you will also find shabby chic, primitive, cottage and even modern decor.
The owners of these warehouses are all very accommodating, and you are able to contact them and keep up with new items through Facebook. All of these warehouse women have a passion for picking and repurposing and want to share it with people like you and me. This shopping center is becoming increasingly popular daily. So how did people discover the Warehouse? Credit can be given to the ancient art of word-of-mouth advertising, as well as the modern art of Facebook.
The cliché, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, holds true at Vintage Warehouse. Stop by to find your treasures at this “picker’s paradise”. Vintage Warehouse and La Petit Vintage Warehouse are open 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on the last Sunday monthly.
Vintage Warehouse is located at 4308 Wallace Road in Lakeland.