New Omaha store has vintage feel

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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 12:00 am

Bryan Frost and Erica Cardenas met in high school and discovered their shared love for vintage clothing and housewares.

Now, they've joined forces to open Wallflower, a new downtown-area store at 1402 S. 13th St. that will offer vintage clothing, vintage housewares and local art.

The store will hold a grand opening from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 2.

Visitors can browse the vintage inventory, including the pair's re-creation of a classic party dress made from a sewing pattern sold through The World-Herald in the 1950s.

“My grandmother actually purchased sewing patterns from the Omaha World-Herald in the 1950s, and this is one of them,” said Frost, who co-owns the store with Cardenas.

The store will make some dresses from vintage patterns. “Eventually we hope to create our own designs,” Frost said.

Wallflower also will offer style consultations and alterations allowing shoppers to customize their vintage purchase.

The name Wallflower is meant to imply the “individual who stands out,” who is set apart by their style, Frost said. For more information, go to

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