Ever Since I first moved to NYC 10 years ago, there has been a vintage store that has inspired my heart and made shopping in Soho among fast fashion and big brands feel special and more intimate. Amarcord Vintage Fashion. Sadly, on April 24th, the Soho location at 252 Lafayette Street will close.
Amarcord is not just a designer vintage shop, the owners are often in the shop and at the vintage shows, they love talking with their customers. I have had the pleasure of knowing the owners for over a year now and can say that in the difficult and unfriendly world of fashion, they are a shining contrast.
The Soho location is currently holding a sale until the end of the day on Sunday; regularly stocked clothing and accessories are 20% off, jewelry is 10% off, and there are multiple sale racks full of merchandise for 60% off. Brands include Dior, Chanel, Kansai Yamamoto, Kenzo, Givenchy, Fendi, Moschino.
Amarcord Vintage's online shopping experience via their website will remain, as well as their presence at the Manhattan Vintage Show and A Current Affair. You can also find them currently at the Artists and Fleas.
The exciting news in this sad closing of one chapter, is the re-opening of the Williamsburg location at 223 Bedford Avenue. Scheduled for the end of April, it will be a mix of their special high-end fashions and the unique vintage pieces the Brooklyn shop has become known for. I cant wait to see it.
I just visited the sale this past weekend and found an amazing Moschino bag that I am currently obsessed with and was tempted with Chanel for under $200! If you live in NYC, dont miss this opportunity.
If you love vintage fashion and vintage inspired designs you must have heard of Pin Up Girl Clothing. The brand was created in 1996 by Laura Byrnes, and is assisted in design by the infamous vintage girl Micheline Pitt. Based in California, with their fabulous tag line, "Couture for Every Body" Pin Up Girl Clothing offers sizes in every design from size SX to 4X.
I have recently had the opportunity to wear and photograph my first dress from Pin Up Girl Clothing, the Dixiefried Glamour Girl Dress in Black Lurex Bengaline. I was really excited and curious to finally get to work with the line in person. If you love vintage clothing, you are used to really great fabrics and construction. I am often so disappointed in modern pieces from stores that I rarely buy anything made new. This is not because its not vintage, they just dont make them like they used to. For me, Pin Up Girl did not disappoint. Having a fresh new dress that is very well made, fits perfectly and looks great has been, well, a breath of fresh.
So, how was the dress? First of all, I am obsessed with Lurex at the moment. I love a little sparkle. The fabric is luxurious feeling and looking. The hint of sparkle makes a black dress so much more interesting and glamorous. I love the detail at the bust. The crisscross makes for a really great shape and reminds me of the 40s, although the wiggle dress shape is over all more 50s. The zipper is really good and the straps are adjustable. It is sexy but chic and I could wear it to any number of occasions. I was so pleasantly surprised at how nice the dress was. I am definitely keeping it as my go to black dress.
Dress was gifted but review and opinions are independent