Linda Mitchell-Storer has a sixth sense about clothing. When someone walks through the doors of her vintage and formalwear rental shop, Vintage Finery in Orrington, within minutes she has figured out what size they wear, what their measurements are, and even what eras of fashion they may or may not be attracted to.
“I just know. I can name someone’s size immediately. I don’t know how, but I’ve always been able to do it,” said Mitchell-Storer. “I’m a very intuitive person. I just know what’s going to look good on someone.”
For 33 years, Mitchell-Storer has delighted in dressing up all sorts of people, from brides picking out a vintage wedding gown, to Halloween revelers who want a costume with wow factor, to high school seniors getting ready for prom. April and May are among her busiest times of year, with prom and wedding season both rapidly approaching.
Emily Burnham is a Maine native and proud Bangorian, covering business, the arts, restaurants and the culture and history of the Bangor region.
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