Welcome to the way we were vintage boutique


About us

Hello you! Thanks for visiting our site. We are a small vintage boutique located in historic Saint Augustine, Florida. I say “small” lightly, because our inventory is quite large, too large to fit in our 1,200 sf. space!

But, we are so much more than just a vintage clothing store. Don’t just buy vintage, experience vintage! We encourage private shopping moments, and we love to give our customers the royal vintage shopping experience. Our shop is curated and furnished for the perfect personal shopping experience.

But wait, there’s more! Love to play dress-up? Don’t need to purchase new frocks right now? That’s ok - book a photo session for yourself - or make it a fun family affair. Girls night out? Why not dress-up and watch old movies in a vintage shop while you have your own private photo session! Great for birthday celebrations, anniversaries, surprise wedding proposals. Heck, you want to elope? We can do that too, and provide you the wedding attire! Just check out our services page for the various offerings.

A lot of people ask us where we obtain our vintage items from. We hunt for vintage every opportunity we get when we travel. We attend estate sales across the country, and we love getting quality vintage from our clients and personal estates. If you have quality vintage clothing or great pieces of designer vintage, call us to make an appointment for us to view your items, or schedule a home visit if you are within 150 miles of Saint Augustine - we are happy to make house calls! Learn more about the types of vintage we buy on our We Buy Vintage page.


If you are planning a trip to Saint Augustine or the surrounding area, please do stop by and say hello! We are typically open in the afternoons for the public between the hours of 1-5 PM when we are not booked with appointments. We are generally closed on Wednesdays, but will schedule appointments any day of the week. Just call or text us to find out if we are open before you head over. The best way to experience our shop is to schedule an appointment. What are you waiting for? You know you want to!

The Way We Were Vintage Boutique
74 San Marco Ave.
St. Augustine, FL 32084

(904) 825-0114

  • Vintage Fashion

  • Costume Rentals

  • Styling and wardrobe for TV/Film/Editorial

  • Private Shopping

  • Private Photo Sessions

  • Photo Studio and Wardrobe for professional photographers/collaborations

  • Private Events

  • Small Weddings and Elopements

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