Decades Vintage Clothing

(801) 537-1357

627 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions   84111

40.755525 -111.888132

Open Hours

Mon. - Sat. 11am - 6pm;Sun. 12am - 5pm

 
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Categories: Sleepwear, Clothing, Costumes, Discount Stores, Second Hand Goods, Used Clothing

Neighborhoods: People's Freeway

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Reviews for Decades Vintage Clothing

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

I have gone three times to this store and HORRIBLE experience. Worst customer service in all of Salt Lake.

First time, I went in with my two children. They were in a stroller. Owner saw me struggling to get the stroller in and he just stared. This place is not stroller/wheelchair friendly. The owner is so rude! My children were in the stroller not even running around. He just looked at us like we were all in soiled diapers. I was looking for an 80s dress for a 80s party I was hosting. I told all of my guests not to dare go in that store. I sent other businesses info. on my invites for my guests to go find their 80s attire...but I told them not to go to Decades. The owner never asked if I needed assistance or anything. I was pre-shopping for over 50 guests. So not only did he lose my business, but business of about 50 potential customers.

Time passed and I figured, well, maybe if I go alone. Mistake! Still a grouch! I needed some gloves for and evening gala...left feeling like I was not welcomed. The owner has this attitude. I guess if you do not go in looking like you came out of a vintage closet, then you do not "deserve" to shop there.

Third is a charm right? It is obvious that SLC is not the fashion capital of the world and I needed a unique evening gown for a formal gala of over 2000 guests. I gathered some courage to walk in again to find a one of a kind gown. Never going back! Horrible, horrible, horrible service! I ended up buying a dress totaling $600+ somewhere else, so yes Decade's business owner, you might want to pay attention because have you been nicer, I could have spent that and more in your store for one of a kind items. I was searching for a dress and jewelry and hair accessories at that time and I walked out because of the owner. And of course, I told all my friends attending the gala to go somewhere else.

If you do not care to be treated like an intruder, then welcome to Decades...otherwise, save your money and expectations of a good experience because you will not find it at Decades.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Very impressed! – On a trip to SLC last week, I stumbled across this vintage store, and after seeing the selection in the window - I knew I had to go in...

Before I made my visit to Decades, I looked up some reviews and information online. Almost all of the reviews stated that the owner was rude and grouchy, and I was a little apprehensive about going in.....

I walked into the store, and was greeted by the lovely store cat - such a sweet little thing! I said hello to the owner who was behind the counter, and saw the sign asking to leave purses with him, which I understand... So I gave him my purse, and he seemed to lighten up a bit after that.

Honestly, this guy obviously prides himself on his amazing collection of antique and vintage wear. There were some obnoxious teens in there, pulling at clothes and yelling - he is probably just a paranoid wreck about his things getting damaged. I was in there for almost 2 hours browsing and I wasn't treated suspiciously at all.

The selection is AMAZING, it's the best vintage store i've ever been to, I felt like I had died and gone to heaven. The prices are wonderful, as well.

I walked out with a lucite ring, a fur collar, and a mesh pillbox hat, I could not have been more pleased.

The owner treated me respectfully and we joked as I paid for my merchandise. I think he is just very misunderstood, and if you walk in there with a good attitude and reassure him about yourself there will be no problems!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

AMAZING VINTAGE CLOTHING STORE – I had the pleasure of dealing with the owner and the sales staff of this amazing vintage clothing store for more than 18 months and plan to continue this association for many years to come. The entire store holds deals and treasures that you will not find anywhere else. Check it out.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Wouldn't dare go anywhere else for vintage! – Upon entry of Decades, I was surprised by the quantity of unique finds and the broad selection. Decades has so many wonderful pieces, and a darling store cat.

To address the owner of Decades, I found that most of the reviews posted here were completely negative, and I suspect exaggeration about him "stalking" customers. For a little while I thought so too, but he was just trying to find places to hang new (sort of) merchandise. He might have seemed a little snooty, but how can you not be prideful of a collection such as his?

My mother that came with me to the store was even able to find a pair of up-the-ear earrings that were nearly identical to the ones she had inherited from her grandmother and broken years ago! Great find.

I had a wonderful first experience with Decades, and I can guarantee you I will be back for more.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

My favourite place to shop – Decades is the best vintage store in utah. The prices are very good and the owner is awesome. I dont know what people are talking about saying the owner is rude. Im in there every week and i always have a good experience. Maybe he is sick of people just playing dress up. I would be upset to if people were trying to squeeze themselves in clothes that are too small.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

MEAN OWNER! – So, I'm only 13, going on 14. But I am a real lover of vintage. I had heqrd about the store, and I knew I wanted to go. I saved up 40 dollars (which took lots of hard work and time!) so I could shop there. I was about to walk in when I was stopped by an employee and told I had to have a parent with me. I was wearing a playsuit from the 50's! They really shouldn't assume that all tennagers are going to be destructive. I understand some are, but that isn't a fair judgement to make, just based on age. So I got my mom to go with me. We walked in and had to leave our bags with them, so we wouldn't steal! And the owner was a jerk and acted like I didn't deserve vintage clothing and I was some idiot. The shop kitty was super duper cute though :3 Beautiful clothing too. I found lots of unique treasures that I LOVE! The staff was very mean though.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Caught off guard – I was first caught off guard by the fact that the reviews of the owner of this store were correct. I was as polite as possible as I heard he was a grouch. I even let him put my purse behind the counter so it was clear I couldn't steal anything, and he was still very rude. Acted like he didn't want anyone there.

But enough about him... their selection is AMAZING, all classics. Brand name bags for forty dollars and under... crazy, crazy boots and jewelry selection. They have anything vintage you could possibly ask for, and their prices blew me away. I bought a real vintage Prada bag for forty dollars today!

The selection is worth putting up with the awful owner! Don't leave out of spite! ; )

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Amazing Vintage, Annoying Customers – I moved to SLC a couple of years ago from Los Angeles, and have been buying and wearing vintage for 15+ years now. Decades is, by far, the best vintage shop I've ever had the pleasure of stumbling upon. The prices are great and the range of eras, styles, and sizes is wonderful. It is a huge store with a great jewelry and accessories selection, as well as hundreds of amazing vintage hats. To address the previous complaints about the 'rude' owner... Why don't you all try owning a vintage store and having your merchandise trashed by giggling, disrespectful teenagers? Or have poorly attended toddlers ripping the hems of 1930's gowns. The owner of Decades clearly loves vintage and has the respect for these pieces that have managed to survive 40, 50, 60 years. He is willing to do whatever it takes to protect his collection for future generations to enjoy, including the loss of a few unappreciative customers. Why don't you all get off of your 'the customer is always right' high horses and realize that you have a top-notch vintage store in your little town (which by the way, draws an international clientele, including costumers and stylists) and show some much-deserved appreciation for the fact that he hasn't closed his doors and just sell all of his stuff on e-bay for way more money than you are all willing to pay without all of your hassle and criticism!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Uhh – They do have an awesome selection of EVERYTHING... Nothing here you can't find somewhere else with a little time to search.

I held my baby while browsing and I thought he was going to ask me to leave by the way he watched me and paced back and forth. I guess they either thought I was stealing or they were nervous that my kid would slobber all over their stuff... either way - it bothered me.

I spent quite a while searching for an outfit and I feel like that made them even more suspicious of me.

PS - I just called and asked what their hours were. All he said was "We're only open 'til 6" but the tone he said it with meant, "Don't even think about coming in, we're only open for 30 more minutes and don't want to deal with you"

I was hoping they were just having a bad day...but... seems that's not the case.

Why do you own a store if you don't want people to shop there? BOOOO!

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Selections Great For Costumes, Owner Needs some Manners – Any period piece after 1900 you're doing, you can make costumes here. However Everything I've heard and experienced there has indicated that the owner isn't very nice. He was quite rude to me and my friends, has followed us around, and treated us like theives when we were actually there, and about to buy something, when he wouldn't just let us be human beings, so we, out of spite, left without buying anything, and we would only go back if we really needed costumes for a movie or photoshoot, and if we couldn't find it elsewhere first.

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