Twin Rivers Local Vintage: Brevard’s 12,000-square-foot fresh take on vintage
When they met in July 2020, Twin Rivers Local Vintage co-owners Tamara Kaylor and Kelly Intille bonded instantly. They were working as vendors in another local vintage shop, which they later tried to purchase. When that didn’t work out, it launched a search for a space to call their own.
After several deals fell through, they found their current space in Melbourne, which meets all their needs.
“We are big believers that things happen for a reason,” Intille said. “That’s become our mantra. So many obstacles have cropped up that in hindsight were really things that were pointing us in the right direction.”
The Twin Rivers team works hard to build community amongst all the vintage enthusiasts in Brevard. Kaylor and Intille believe that what is good for one store will be good for the vintage community as a whole. They have purposefully created a family of vendors who truly support each other.
“We are so blessed to have the best vendors anywhere,” Kaylor said. “They have trusted us and have been incredibly supportive in helping us realize our vision.”
“Kelly and Tamara are willing to help with everything,” said vendor Kelly Olson. “A lot of the vendors at Twin Rivers sell at my outdoor markets, too, so it’s a mutual way to help each other. There are enough customers to go round.”
Customers and vendors alike are excited by the Twin Rivers Local Vintage open-space concept that still feels like an intimate boutique. The atmosphere is unique, too, with a bistro that includes complimentary coffee, tea, water, and soda for shoppers. There’s even a “man cave,” where gentlemen can wait on their partners, relaxing on a comfortable couch watching ESPN.
“I hate going to shops like this because things are generally crammed and I get easily overwhelmed,” said customer Linda Robertson. “Twin Rivers feels fresh, new, and has a great flow. It was easy to see everything. Everyone was extremely friendly, helpful, and, frankly, fun.”
Twin Rivers features a dedicated classroom space where customers of all experience levels can take a class for hands-on help with painting and DIY home-decor projects. Kaylor and Intille also host a variety of in-store events that support local charities.
Monthly special events also set Twin Rivers apart. This holiday season, Twin Rivers will host an open house on Nov. 12. They will participate in small-business Saturday and host a “White Christmas'' event Dec. 3. Their creative events, featuring their signature scavenger hunts, are designed to engage shoppers and make shopping fun.
“Customer service is our top priority,” Kaylor said. “We are truly passionate about creating a unique shopping experience for our customers.”
Twin Rivers Local Vintage
791 South Babcock St.