Dan: Actually, I never saw that cartoon. In grade school through high school kids used to call me WILBUR THE PIG or they'd say WILLLLLLLLBURRRRRR like the horse, Mr. Ed, so I never felt the need to watch Charlotte's Web.
Dan: WILBUR is my last name. Crazy, right?
Me: Are you actually the heir to the Wilbur chocolate fortune? http://www.wilburchocolate.com/
Dan: If that were the case I wouldn't be selling my wares at WILBUR! I'd be painting the town in chocolate.
Me: Oh. Well, then. Thank you for your time...
Me: Just kidding, though I don't deny that I'm disappointed. Anyway, I'm sure that you are constantly asked, "Where do you get your stuff?" So, where do you get your stuff?"
Dan: Little vintage elves stock my racks and shelves with goodies daily.
Me: Okay, I guess...
Me: I'm looking around your store and you have a very keen sense of style and taste. I've read your yelp reviews and they are very impressive. http://www.yelp.com/biz/wilbur-vintage-and-designer-clothing-philadelphia
What should I know about your store if I'm a first time customer?
Dan: Don't leave without spending at least $200.00.
Me: If people read this blog, and why wouldn't they, will you offer them any sort of discount for mentioning it when they buy something at Wilbur Vintage? And will I get a kick-back?
Dan: Sure, Gail, everyone who mentions your blog will get 15% off their first purchase. And, as for your kick-back, I promise to read and comment on your blog daily.
Me: Thanks, you're a prince among men.
How to get there:
Walk. Or take the bus (horrors). Or take the subway Market-Frankford line (shudder) to 2nd and Market and still end up walking.
Prices: It's not a thrift store, so don't expect to walk away with things for mere pennies. However, everything is very reasonably priced.
|store photo by Winston J. Alford-Hamburg|
- Feel free to ask Dan for his opinion - he's always honest and will tell you if what you're wearing is flattering.
- Check out his window displays - they are fresh and original.
- Make sure to take your time while looking through his jewelry and accessories. If you're not careful you may just miss that owl necklace that you've been craving.
- Leave the door open. What, were you raised in a barn?
- Bring in food - first it's rude. Unless you brought enough to share with everyone. Second - it's dirty. No one wants to touch where your grubby hands smudged.
- Speaking of grubby hands - if you bring your children don't let them run amok.
- Speak loudly on your cell phone. You're not that interesting.
- Just enter without saying hello. It's a civil pleasant environment. Please keep it that way.