The Alley, Vintage and Costume

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You are Never Too Old to Play Dress Up!

Are you looking for a truly unique shopping experience?  The Alley Vintage and Costume is just the place.  


Our philosophy says it all. 

You are Never Too Old To Play Dress Up”.   


With more than 110 years of vintage apparel items for men and women and our reasonable prices, The Alley is your first and best choice for vintage and costumes. 

We strive to make our customer's experience at The Alley one to remember.  We provide one-on-one customer service, styling assistance, and loyalty programs.  You as the customer deserve it and it is a policy we believe in.  We also feel strongly that as a business owner we should offer merchandise that reflects our knowledge and expertise.  Therefore, at The Alley you will only find apparel and accessory items.  We do not carry antiques or collectibles.  Additionally, we do not  rent space to outside vendors wanting to sell from our store.  This allows us to control quality, selection and price. 

Our vintage stock comes from the original owners and their families.  Ensuring the quality and variety our customers have come to expect. The Alley has a huge selection of men's and women's vintage apparel and costume covering more than 110 years of fashion. All garments are cleaned, pressed and inspected before they are available for sale. our merchandise is neatly arranged and organized by size, today's size, not the vintage size.

With our over 30 years’ experience in theatrical costume design and manufacture we can offer expertise not found at those “Pop up costume” stores. The Alley is proud to offer a wider choice for your costume needs. Our one of a kind looks help set you apart from the rest.

​We carry Historical Garb from Renaissance styles, Pirate Garb, Colonial and Civil War garb.  We also offer accessories like bonnets, hats, gloves, shoes and more.  

Our inventory alsp includes true Victorian and Edwardian pieces, dresses, capes, blouses, skirts, and underpinnings.

 We have a selection of Military Uniforms and accessories as well.   

Whether you are looking for period costumes, zombie apparel, media, fantasy, Steampunk, Sci-Fi, retro, rockabilly or anything in between, we can help you.   


 Looking for corsets?  We carry steel boned corsets in many styles from size extra small to 4X.  Brocades, solid colors, historical, steampunk, renaissance styles and more we will custom fit you for just the right corset to enhance your figure and provide you with just the right look.


Hours for The Alley 

  • Tuesday             12 noon - 7pm
  • Wednesday         12 noon - 7pm
  • Thursday            12 noon - 7pm
  • Friday                 12 noon - 7pm
  • Saturday             11 am   -  5pm
  • Sunday            12 pm noon - 4pm
  • Monday                     Closed





3502 W. Dublin Granville Road

Columbus, OH 43235


Conveniently located

  • 1/2 mile east of Sawmill Road on S.R. 161
  • 1.31 miles from 270
  • 5 minutes from 315N
  • Between Federated and Sawmill Place










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