About Dalena Vintage
Dalena Vintage is an online vintage clothing store based in Austin, Texas. Founded in 2008, the boutique was born of an ongoing love affair between one girl and her adoration of vintage clothing. Each vintage piece is hand-selected for it's beauty, purity and quality. We like to think the result is a collection of dreamy vintage in which girls can lose themselves. See where we've been over on our press page.
Are you interested in your selling vintage clothing? We buy women's vintage clothing from the 1900's through the early 1970's. Take a peek at our We Buy Vintage page for details on how to sell your vintage clothing.
If you would like to visit us and check out part of our collection in person, see where we'll be setting up our little vintage store next!
Owner & All-Around Gal Leslie Torbett is the all-around gal at Dalena Vintage. She is also an independent stylist based in Austin, Texas. Leslie spends her days processing the vintage treasures she finds exploring the nooks and crannies of small town Texas. Her finds range from romantic Edwardian wedding gowns to mod mini dresses; taking note of everything in between and carefully curating along the way.
Listen to Leslie talk about the evolution of Dalena Vintage in her interview on the podcast People I Think Are Cool.
Contributing Photographer Nicole Mlakar is an independent photographer based in Austin, Texas. Captivated by the environments she finds herself in, she documents people, places and things because she feels compelled to tell their stories. She uses her camera to preserve fleeting moments of time, as if it’s a meditation on remembering to slow down and appreciate the world around her. She’s especially drawn to quiet, smaller moments that are often taken for granted.
A published editorial, lifestyle and documentary photographer, Nicole approaches her work as means of artistic survival. Drawn to the idiosyncratic ways people work to fulfill their purposes in life, she learns through the process of her work how to realize her own purpose.