Thursday, October 28, 2010

For Your Listening Pleasure

Inspired by the daily complements we receive regarding our store soundtrack, FYLP is an ongoing series in which we highlight a current favorite blasting through the iPod.

Nothing gives us more spooky spirit than an age old tale of monster love. Screeched out by the decadent Lord Sutch, the surprise ending is definitely a Halloween treat.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Auction Window: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hats Club Band

Allow us to introduce to you Sgt. Pepper's lonely hats club band! Each of the vintage lamps (a swiveling chrome floor lamp and two of the mod white variety) wears a corresponding hat; there's a British Bobby helmet, an interesting Spanish Civil Guard bicorner, and near the back wall, a vintage fire chief's cap.

Also available are the set of four Niels Moller chairs (high bidder gets the option of eight) and a charming 1950s Black Cat fortune telling game.

Auction ends Tuesday, November 2 at 8pm. Bids may be placed in person or over the phone (212-871-0777) on the auction clipboard near the register.

Happy bidding!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fall Preview: Our Best Vintage and Designer Bags

Beginning this Friday, Oct 22, we'll be unhoarding our amazing collection of vintage and designer bags in a special fall preview. Below, a few of our favorite bags and trends:

Luxe leathers look great with statement making hardware. The ultimate in downtown luxury.

The New Neutrals are muted and warm, from barely there blush to mushroom, oyster, taupe and tan.

Tribal Textures add a wild streak to your everyday ensemble. Animal skins, leopard and pony hair are right on trend for fall.

The Classic Satchel is making a huge comeback thanks to Proenza Schouler's PS1 and the ubiquitous Celine bag. Get the look for less with vintage Dooneys and Coach. (We've got a great selection!)

From totes and handbags to satchels and convenient crossbodies, a list of some of the labels you can expect to see:

Adrienne Vittadini
Bottega Veneta
Carlos Falchi
Cole Haan
Dooney & Bourke
Francesco Biasia
Mark Cross
Michael Kors
Louis Vuitton
Stella McCartney for LeSportSac
Yves Saint Laurent
and more...

Model Coco Rocha Loves Vintage Thrift

Coco Rocha illustration by Lyndon Hayes, via NYMag

We love the fact that industry insiders--designers, models, celebrities and stylists alike--consider us their secret little hot spot. In this week's New York magazine, top model Coco Rocha gives us a shout out as one of her go-to retro stops.

You might recognize the Canadian beauty from her high-end ad campaigns (think Chanel, Dior, Lanvin, D&G etc) or her many mag covers, like Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, W, Dazed & Confused and Numero.

Earlier in the week, we spotted not one, not two, but THREE buzz worthy models perusing our aisles. There must be something in the water.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

New Auction Window: The Velvet Opera

Align CenterAs if enclosing the scene of a secret opera, the sateen curtains draw back to reveal a room full of treasures. The plaster kitten and graceful porcelain hands vie for the spotlight, but it's the plush pink club chair and starburst clock that really steal the show.

Supporting roles go to the over-sized, wall mounted mirror, a set of two 1950s crystal lamps, and a vintage uranium glass ink well.
At the end of the night, only one word can be heard and that's

Auction ends at 8pm, Tuesday October 19. Bids may be placed in person or by phone (212-871-0777) on the auction clipboard near the register.

Happy Bidding!