Saturday, January 29, 2011

Alexa Chung Shopped Vnyc

British style phenom Alexa Chung stopped by our 07 Bond st. shop-in-shop and nabbed herself a demure chiffon maxi dress this past week.

Past Collections: So Long Claude Montana

We are happy to report that one of favorite finds, this dramatic 80's era Claude Montana dress, has finally found a home!

Accessory of the week: 80's Falchi Octagonal Bag

Let our latest Accessory of the Week, this 80's era green Carlos Falchi octagonal cross-body bag, add a dose of sublime, subdued color to your winter repertoire.

80's Carlos Falchi Green Cross-Body Purse

Friday, January 28, 2011

Most Wanted: Rei Kawakubo Chairs

Who wouldn't want to get their hands on one of these 80's era Rei Kawakubo designed chairs?

Louis XIV chairs, above. From $3,000 to $6,800 at Phillips De Pury & Gallery33

Best of Couture Spring 2011

A look at the Spring 2011 Haute Couture shows only leads one to further reevaluate the basic relevance of Couture yet again. While half of the nine designers presumably attempted to maintain Couture's stale red-carpet appeal, the others managed to produce tepid extensions of their own banal signatures without a single inclination of moving things forward. That being said, the true wizardry of Couture at least lives on in the craftsmanship of the few stand-out collections. And while the few favorites we do have for the season couldn't escape there own banalities, there was still plenty to applaud and admire.

Givenchy(and, above)-
Ricardo Tisci's confidence at Givenchy continues to thrive beyond the need for exploration as he is becoming an increasingly indulgent master of his own domain. For him Couture may be an outlet for gratuitously highlighting his much beloved signatures with thousands of hours of treatments, but for the Chambre Syndicale, in our books, he is currently Couture's most important man.

Bouchra Jarrar-
Newcomer Bouchra Jarrar is currently the only woman in Couture and while there's need for improvement for this Balenciaga vet, she does have a handle on spare, sensible pieces with a graphic strength.


Like Ricardo Tisci at Givenchy, Pier Paolo Piccioli and co-designer Maria Grazia Chiuri have quickly assembled a strong vision for the Valentino girl and Spring's effort was an ethereal update to their many signatures. And like at Givenchy, while the shapes and neutral palette relied on soft simplicity, the true focus lie in rigorous craftsmanship.

Take a look at every one of our favorite Spring 2011 Haute Couture looks here.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Best of Menswear Fall 2011

After 9+ weeks of women's pre-fall came a tiring two week slot for menswear sandwiched in between the couture shows that just started the other day. The speed at which collections are being thrust upon fashion patrons now is head spinning to say the least. How can one remember what to buy, especially when the seasons deliveries aren't in sync with the reality of the weather at the time?

That being said, here's a look at our favorite menswear shows for Fall 2011, even if they did happen in the blink of a forgettable eye...

Dries Van Noten(and above)-

If compiling these lists has proven anything to us, it's that we are faithful to our favorite designers, and Dries continues to be a perennial in our books. Fall's fluid legged pantsuits were anchored with half fur lapels, one of the wittiest uses of fur we've ever seen in menswear.

Jil Sander-

Raf Simon's consistent appropriations on the codes of Jil Sander's ardent minimalism continue to produce stunningly wearable collections season after season. Fall's outing was yet another exercise of his mastery of stimulating color, cleverly energizing his lean take on traditional layering.

Alexander McQueen-

Amidst a drab Milan fashion week shone Sarah Burton's confident take on the regal side of Britannia and McQueen.


Simple, spare and fuss-free, Marni's relaxed take on basic standards gives off the perfect air of uncomplicated cool.


Ditching the techno heaviness of past efforts for an exaggerated take on classic menswear elements made this one of Miharayasuhiro's best collections to date.

Check out every single one of our favorite Fall 2011 Menswear looks here

Smart Buy: 80's Oversized Oxford Blouse

Borrowing from the boys may not be a new a idea, yet the simplicity of our latest Smart Buy, this relaxed 80's era oversized men's inspired oxford, feels fresh amidst fashion's current calmer, more subtle mood.

80's Oversized Oxford Blouse-$128

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Get Shopping...Sale Extended: 25% off everything

In order to make room for all of the awesome new finds we've scored for the shop(Alaia, Jil Sander, Sprouse & more), we've extended our sale one more week!

Now until Sunday 1.23.11

enjoy 25% off all orders of $100 or more by simply applying the code Vnyc2011 at checkout.

Online & In-Store at 07 Bond st, Nyc 10012.

Best Fashion Short: 'Love, Chloe'

Sad that we missed this short film for Chloe's new fragrance 'Love' amidst the infamous YSL belt gossip. Director Roman Coppola, star Raquel Zimmerman and the Chloe team managed to create one of the prettiest short fashion films we have seen yet. In other words, a perfect ode to the world of Chloe.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Inspiration: Jil Sander's Spring 2011 Ads

We are crazy about the energetic beauty of the new Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2011 ad campaign shot by Willy Vanderperre featuring Daria Strokous with her face whited out.

Past Collections: So Long Geoffrey Beene

We are happy to report that another one of our favorite finds of all time, this sweet 60's era Geoffrey Beene dolly dress, has finally found a happy home!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Smart Buy: 90's Valentino High-Waist Tux Pant

From 90's era Valentino comes our latest Smart Buy, these fluid high-waisted tux pants that may just be the perfect forever pant. They give the wearer a heightened confidence thanks to a superior cut and would look just as chic with a natty silk blouse as they would with a denim shirt for a relaxed look.
90's Valentino High-Waist Tux Pant-$168

Accessory of the Week: Moschino Bucket Bag

This classic bucket bag from Moschino, our latest Accessory of the Week, packs an energetic punch with its bold hue and signature brass hardware.

Moschino Drawstring Bucket Bag-$330

Monday, January 10, 2011

Vintage Year: 25% OFF Everything

From now until Sun. 1.16.11 enjoy 25% off all orders of $100 or more by simply applying the code Vnyc2011 at checkout.

Martin Margiela for Hermes 1998-2003

By now you may already know that we are big, big fans of Martin Margiela and as you can imagine finding something from his tenure at luxury goods label Hermes is quite exciting to say the least. Here, his double layered relaxed white linen blazer boasts a subtle yet genius hidden pocket. It may just be one of the quietest collectibles we have ever come across.

Martin Margiela par Hermes Double Layered Jacket-$396

Most Wanted: Mary Katranzou's 'Mantel Dress'

We love the fresh prints Mary Katranzou has become synonymous with, especially her recent outing of rich trompe l'oeil prints inspired by interiors. One could only dream of getting one of her show stopping pieces, which by the way, would look just as good hanging on a wall as they would on you.

Mary Katranzou 'Mantel Rose' Dress-$1,300 at

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Dries Van Noten in the mix at Vnyc

While we place a major focus on vintage, Vnyc has always been beyond retro, and proud of it.
We've always been mad about the mix, teaming something current, especially from a designer we admire, with something one-off. Sure, its nothing new, yet its forever fresh. And over the past decade,
Dries Van Noten has been a top go-to label, one we can't resist stocking the shop with.

Here's a look at some of our favorite DVN pieces up for grabs...

His dove gray slip dress makes the perfect foundation for year-round layering.
Dries Van Noten Slip Dress-$188

Update a classic silk blouse with his pleated pant that boasts a relaxed, louche fit.
Dries Van Noten Pleated Pants-$268

The personality his artful update to the quintessential bow blouse radiates is cleverly balanced by a restrained colorway.
Dries Van Noten Bow Blouse-$220

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Friday, January 7, 2011

New Arrivals at

Now that the holidays are over, why not treat yourself to one of our covetable new vintage finds? From heritage Hermes to the confident minimalism of Jil Sander, V got you covered.
Get into the swing of the season's decidedly ladylike propositions in our 80's era Perry Ellis a-line pleated circle skirt.
80's Perry Ellis Circle Skirt-$156

From the 90's comes an ultra-femme surprise from the queen of clean minimalism, Jil Sander. With its sensuous maxi-length, semi-sheer fluid composition and full-on 40's inspired paisley print, it some how manages to hit upon spring's softer 70's side.
90's Jil Sander Paisley Dress-$212

And with talk of heritage dressing taking center stage comes this classic navy maxi coat from the king of heritage finery, Bill Blass.
80's Bill Blass Navy Maxi Coat-$298

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

COMING SOON: Stephen Sprouse Circa '84

We are super excited about our latest finds from Stephen Sprouse's seminal 1984 collection that are set to debut on the site next week. Stay tuned for confident shots of neon in classic yet mannish shapes, one of Sprouse's energetic signatures. Covetable, collectible and iconic, these gems are sure to be gone fast!

Past Collections: So Long 1978 Claude Montana

As you can imagine, there are some pieces we score that are just so special and collectible, that they are sometimes hard to see go. Well, we're happy to report that our covetable Claude Montana metallic coat(pictured above in a 1978 L'Officiel editorial) has finally found a home in Santa Fe!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

VagaBlog- Stylish Blogger Nod

Our friends over at added yours truly to their Seven Most Stylish Bloggers list for 2010! Here's what they had to say:

"Vintage clothing gurus VAGABOND NYC are the real deal when it comes to spot on fashion assessments. The two are like a walking fashion history book with a very stylized edge, and that's what makes the editorialized vintage clothing shop and blog so distinctive."

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year from Vnyc

Here's to a great New Year ahead!
We wish you the best & hope you had great holidays.
Don't fret, new items will be up soon!

above, Untitled (City of Glass) (2009) by Robert Longo