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.