Monday, November 29, 2010

Florence Welch Hit Our Shop-in-Shop Up & Scored

Just this time last year we were obsessively listening to Florence + The Machine after hearing it first at a Kenzo show. So, it came as an exciting surprise for us to hear that Florence Welch paid a visit to our Bond st. Shop-in-Shop and bought up a few of our favorite pieces. Welch, who makes fantastic melodies, was recently voted as the Year's 5th Best Dressed by Haper's Bazaar U.K, where it was noted that she "knows how to rock a romantic style- part vintage, part rock chic, that is equally edgy and strong." Which by the way, is exactly how we like to think of our VagaBond girls.

Inspiration: You Should Have Been With Me

With nods to the hedonistic, deluxe disco set of the 70's all over the runways comes a new source of inspiration with American fashion photographer Stan Shaffer's You Should Have Been With Me, a photographic scrapbook of the fashion, fun and fast times of the era. Rejoice and be inspired by the quirky characters and free-spirited energy of the moment this legendary photographer has compiled.

above, Jerry Hall
above, Andy Warhol

Most Wanted: M/M INK

One of us has always had a thing for the aesthetic sensibilities of MichaĆ«l Amzalag & Mathias Augustyniak, the duo behind legendary creative firm M/M (Paris). From directing ads for Balenciaga, to photo shoots with Inez & Vinoodh, to art directing Bjork's productions, the duo have maintained a vision that pushes boundaries with a dark yet clean, contemporary restraint and wit. Now the firm has launched a signature fragrance, somewhat unexpected from a team that flourishes on enriching the visual. The new fragrance, M/MINK, in collaboration with Byredo, as you can imagine, emulates ink— with a clever composition of adoxal, incense, patchouli, honey & amber.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving y'all! We hope you are surrounded by loved ones & good times. xxo

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Perfect...Ruth Hogben for Celine F/W 2010

Lord only knows how we missed this with all of the commotion around Celine as of late, but this video only furthers our need for all things Pheobe Philo & all things Celine. Watching Perfect... by Ruth Hogben for Celine F/W 2010, our need for one of Philo's outerwear pieces has now become a frenzy of lustful wishing. And the music by Mount Kimbie ain't bad either.

Coming Soon: CDG's Fall '07 Masterpiece

We're excited about one of our latest finds, this genius Comme Des Garcons half top/half blazer combo from Fall 2007. While we understand that it's going to take a lot of confidence on behalf of the wearer, we also see a myriad of year-round layering possibilities and the chance to energize your look with a serious dose of color.

Comme Des Garcons Mixed Blazer Top, about $398, available for pre-order.

Smart Buy: 90's Claude Montana Chiffon Duster

Minimalism, maximalism, whatever is going on in fashion at the moment, our latest Smart Buy, this crisp sheer chiffon 90's era Claude Montana duster, is certain to get you through the times in confident style. While its unadorned surface is given provocation via sheerness, its destined to become a year-round closet constant as it can elegantly work as a beach cover-up, a layering essential and a cocktail hour conversation piece. Wear it with shorts, or under sumptuous furs, we're talking major versatility here.
90's Claude Montana Sheer Chiffon Duster-$698

Most Wanted: Balenciaga's S/S 2011 Watch

One can never have enough Balenciaga in their lives and one of us doesn't think they can go on without the house's first-ever timepieces for S/S 2011. Not only do they emulate Nicolas Ghesquiere's signature take on modern luxury with a sci-fi bent, they also happen to smartly cross the cuff vs. skinny watch divide.

Balenciaga Watches about $1,445

Mirror-Mirror: The Re-Launch of

We're thrilled about the recent re-launch of and the new look of Vogue magazine. Each page is so well edited, designed and just so crisp and pretty to look at, we think they've blown every other fashion outlet out of the water. One thing that tickles us is the aesthetic similarities shares with our site including the colorway, clean, fuss-free design, use of large images and a locking navigation bar. And for fashion history folks like us, we can't wait for the immense resources the soon to be launched online Vogue Archive will offer.

Above: Code Theory's, Below: Mogollon-Ny's

Monday, November 22, 2010

Accessory of the Week: 80's Pink Raffia Clutch

Add a dose of soothing pastel pink to your fall repertoire with our latest Accessory of the Week, this slim pink raffia clutch. While it also makes a great go-to summer bag, its restrained hue is destined to uplift the season's requisite moody colorways.

80's Pink Raffia Clutch w Gold Chain-$78

Friday, November 19, 2010

VagabondNyc's Windows at Bond 07 by Selima O

Thanks to a special friend close to Vnyc, our windows for the shop-in-shop look great and we are extra-proud and thankful!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Come Celebrate Vnyc's Shop-in-Shop: 11.17.10

After 4 years of selling vintage exclusively online, VagabondNyc is proud to announce an exclusive shop-in-shop with Bond 07 by Selima Optique, Bond St.'s vintage haven.

Please join us
Wednesday, November 17th
from 5-8pm as we celebrate our edited vintage range at Bond 07,
located at
07 Bond St NYC 10012.

For those of you that cannot attend don't fret, you can always shop online 24/7!

Shop Bond 07's online range

Sunday, November 14, 2010

V pack up to POP-UP! Visualizing Vnyc's windows at BOND 07

We have inspiration boards in the studio and I recently cleared them off. The stuff up there just wasn't inspirational anymore. Funny how exciting it all was a month or so ago. Now it's tired. Fashion is fickle. Image hungry. I am too. So on to the new. What's more, and sorta coincidentally, we are celebrating the opening of our pop-up shop at Bond 07 by Selima Optique Wednesday, the 17th of November (you are invited!) and are busy with signage, invites and gathering images, inspirations and ideas for the window display.

SO what follows are a few of the things we have been looking at and thinking about and which we hope to convey in our first ever go-round with window dressing for the launch of our first-ever brick and mortar shop-in-shop hosted by Bond 07.
(circa 1900)
by Arthur Rackham
the original VagabondThis is the image that, some 4 years ago, inspired us to name ourselves Vagabond: A Victorian era fairy tale illustration by Arthur Rackham of a beautiful, elusive nomad girl named Catskin. She embodies what Vnyc is all about. V are nomad vagabond hunter-gatherers, constantly on the look-out for bits and pieces of beauty and inspiration in far-flung places. V are particular in our choices but practical as well. V aren't about glamour or perfection. Rather, we wear what pleases us regardless of what the rest of the world thinks. V are aesthetic creations of our own making. We love Catskin's beautiful fur pelts, wrapped round her waist carelessly and her bag - a bunch of floral scarves tied together and filled with what she has found on her travels. That's what we imagine anyhow. With her face, her hat, the ears poking out.

Remember when adding some little-kid stuff to your get-up was kind of a cool idea?

And Marc Jacobs for Perry Ellis, how controversial that show was? Then Urban Outfitters stole grunges soul.


The modern vagabond
The high-end:

"Grunge Couture"
Vogue Paris 2005
Craig McDean
styled by:
Carine Roitfeld

The attitude

We are excited about this new phase in the world of VagabondNyc. Please join us as we celebrate this Wednesday, the 17th of November from 5-8 for champagne and macaroons at:
Bond 07 by Selima Optique
07 Bond Street
Can't wait to see you all!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Past Collections: So Long Yohji Yamamoto

We are happy to report that our beloved, out of this world cool mid 80's Yohji Yamamoto take on the sarong, the one from our range of Aimee Man's favorite vintage gems, the one she happened to wear to the 1985 Mtv Music Awards, has finally found a home!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

V Edits: 6 Ways to Look Modern in Vintage

look 1
70's Koos tunic ($170) w/our Margiela super-slit maxi skirt($268) styled w Junya Watanabe's straw bowler

Look 2
A.F Vandevorst cozy cowl-neck sweater ($130) styled w a Rick Owens men's tee with La Perla pj bottoms and 90's Helmut Lang kittens heels

look 3
70's Ungaro railroad striped blouse w 70's Pringle midi skirt ($176) styled with baby blue Margiela thermals and 90's Helmut Lang kitten heels

look 4
70's Calvin Klein blouse($136) and 80's YSL pleated trousers ($224) styled with 90's Helmut Lang courts and Chloe cat eyes.

look 5
90's Moschino blazer ($202) styled w Prada's heart boxer style shorts and Miu Miu booties

look 6

Hey kids! Since, a major goal of ours is to show you how fun and easy it is to incorporate vintage pieces - collectible or otherwise - into what you wear daily without ever looking anything but of the moment, V are pleased to present a new feature called V Edits: 6 Ways to Look Modern in Vintage. Featuring 6 outfits from mixed with bits from our stylist's wardrobe that V think are nice combo's of old and new. Get inspired, check out our whole range, add some of your stuff, create your own look - a look that NOBODY else will be able to replicate. Guaranteed!