Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New York for Japan: A Two Day Benefit Sale

Please join Archetype Showroom, LNA & Won Hundred in supporting the earthquake and tsunami victims of Japan through a special two day designer sample sale this weekend at The Bowery Hotel.
100% of proceeds from the sales will go towards the relief efforts.

More than 80 New York-based designers have come together– including Altuzzara, Derek Lam, Doo Ri, Proenza Schouler, Thakoon, VPL, Zero Maria Cornejo and several accessories designers– and pledged to donate ‘one rolling rack’ of their clothing for this charity event. All items will be offered at 50% or more off the retail price.


Smart Buy: 90's Navy Crepe Midi Skirt

At only $88, our latest Smart Buy, this 90's era minimal navy crepe skirt, comes in this season's must have midi-length and is sure to become a closet-constant with its fuss-free ease and forever-chic appeal.

90's Navy Crepe Midi-Length Skirt-$88

Accessory of the Week: Chloe's Tortoise Sunglasses

Add a dose of cool retro flair to any look with our latest Accessory of the Week, these classic Chloe tortoise sunglasses that feature graphic black edges.

Chloe Black Edged Tortoise Sunglasses-$98

Monday, March 28, 2011

Most Wanted: Bless Fur Tailed USB

Fur, you either love it or you despise it and whatever your personal take on it may be, Vnyc has always been unapologetically fur friendly. That being said, one of us can't wait to get our hands on German design collective Bless' clever fur tailed usb device.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Not so Basic: Vintage Jil Sander at Vnyc

The compelling allure & ease of classic Jil Sander and the house's minimalist mantra have always be forever-chic in our books and with fashion's recent need for all things clean, we've been on a mad hunt for vintage scores from the designer herself. After all, what makes more sense than a woman designing for a woman?

Here's a look at some of our favorite wardrobe foundation must-haves from the original queen of all things clean, Jil Sander, before she departed her eponymous label.

Jil Sander Maxi Tuxedo Coat Dress-$287(above)

90's Jil Sander Techno Safari Maxi Dress-$198

90's Jil Sander Paisley Maxi Dress-$212

Jil Sander Navy Silk Tank Dress-$220

Check out our vintage Jil Sander range here

Friday, March 25, 2011

Get it Now: Miu Miu's Inspiring Take on the 40's

Get in on Miu Miu's luscious strong shouldered take on the 40's early with our 80's era navy full swing Ferragamo coat.

Transition Time: What to Wear Now

It's that unpredictable time of the year where the weather is a different story every day, making it all the more challenging to dress for the moment. That time when you need full coverage that's still manageably lightweight & fresh yet flexibly pliable & comforting. Here's a look at our top choices for these in-between times...Minimalism may have come & gone quickly, but there will always be a need for those must-have, clean foundation pieces, and this sharp velvet maxi comes in a mid-weight velvet, perfect for the season's tricky weather.

The essential summer maxi dress gets a luxurious all-weather update with Fendi's use of supple, heavy-duty jersey.

These forever-chic pleated 80's Yves Saint Laurent pants come in unlined wool, and in a buttery khaki, the options, from cool layering to slouchy tanks, are endless.

Isaac Mizrahi's 90's era green topper boasts an elegant box shape, making it a smart match with a pleated, wide-leg pant or a jaunty pair of high-waisted shorts come Spring's chillier nights.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Smart Buy: 90's Jil Sander Shirt Dress

Let our latest Smart Buy, this fluid tonal plaid textured Jil Sander shirtdress, work as a breezy stand-alone wardrobe essential or use it as a clever foundation for Spring's vibrant jolts of color. Its endless layering possibilities make it one heck of a smart choice.

New Vintage Arrivals: Ossie Clark, Versace, YSL +

Fantastic New Arrivals from all of your favorite vintage labels are now up for grabs Online & In-Store. From Ossie Clark to loads of Jil Sander to that one sensational YSL number, V got you covered.

80's YVES SAINT LAURENT Halter Gown-$1,498

70's OSSIE CLARK Tiered Dress-$1,698

90's FERRAGAMO Techno Shift Dress-$210

And God Created Liz Taylor, R.I.P

One can't underestimate the prowess of Elizabeth Taylor & her many guises over the past seven decades. Her strength and confident sense of self will always be something to admire, and for vintage hounds like Vnyc, she will always be a source of inspiration through her many films & diverse sartorial stages in life.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Accessory of the week: 80's YSL Printed Purse

Add a subtle dose of print to your look with our latest Accessory of the Week, this 80's era Yves Saint Laurent abstract animalier printed coated canvas purse.

80's Yves Saint Laurent Printed Purse-$288

New Vintage Items In Store: 07 Bond st. Nyc

Head to Vnyc's shop-in-shop & check out our latest vintage arrivals just in time for Spring at Bond 07 by Selima Optique, located on Bond street, one of New York City's most indispensable fashion corridors.

VagaBondnyc x Bond 07 at 07 Bond St NYC 10012

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Completely Gratuitous: Four Tet's 'Pinnacles'

Ever since Celine's Fall 2011 outing one of us can't stop listening to Four Tet's latest song, Pinnacles, which was played throughout the show.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Thoughts go out to Japan

Thoughts go out to the people of Japan through these turbulent times...

Above, Artist Kimiko Yoshida in her self-portrait, Japonaise

Friday, March 11, 2011

Smart Buy: Chloe Blue Silk A-Line Dress

From Chloe comes our latest Smart Buy, this forever-chic Atlantic blue silk pique dress that has a pretty versatility to it for year-round wear and makes a prim foundation for easy layering options.

Chloe Blue Silk Pique Dress-$280

Best of Fall/Winter 2011

One could go on & on about how there's too much fashion too soon, and while that is true, there were still plenty of captivating collections out there to get our sartorial senses geared for next season. Here's a look at our favorites for Fall 2011.


Nicolas Ghesquiere has proven again & again that he's fashion's most forward thinking designer and Fall's re-working of ideas from past seasons made for quite an original, and finally wearable proposition.

Jil Sander

Raf Simon's Jil Sander woman has always been the cool, collected & confident type, but Fall's harmonious blend of couture shapes and techno retro ski-inspired separates had a high dose of subtle sophistication that could work on just about anyone.


Hannah MacGibbon once again proved her mastery at the girlish Parisian codes Chloe is known for with a pitch-perfect outing jam packed with must-have leather trousers, maxi dresses and new takes on daily essentials with a fresh attitude.

Miu Miu

Easy pretty isn't something one may normally associate with any Miuccia Prada effort, yet her latest take on the 40's was charmingly seductive with its fuss-free ease and novel elegance.


Missoni's Fall range was a riot of decadent fabrications, treatments, prints, textures and shapes made mesmerizing by an assured hand at the stimulating powers of unadulterated color.

Yohji Yamamoto's Autobiography & V&A Show

Can't wait to get a hold of Yohji Yamamoto's upcoming autobiography, My Dear Bomb, coauthored by Ai Mitsuda, an intimate look into the world of one of fashion's most elusive geniuses.

Yohji Yamamoto & Wim Wenders, above.

Then there's his Furoshiki bag(above), by Yohji Yamamoto in conjunction with his retrospective at the V&A, opening 3.12.11, for more info visit

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Best of Paris Fall 2011

Paris is & has always been the highlight of every season and Fall 2011 was full of tremendous fashion. The kind of fashion that makes us take note at what we not only want for ourselves but what we should be filling the shop with as well. Here's a look at the city's most exceptional outings...


Chloe's Hannah MacGibbon has clearly got a new found thing for snakeskin this season and her plays with leather & various skins mixed with the house's signature forever-cool Parisian girl nonchalance made for a slick parade of beautifully crafted pieces that looked simultaneously precious, energetic, and somehow quirky while all generously easy on the wear.

Miu Miu

Every season needs a touch of retro flair and while Miuccia Prada has channeled the 40's many times over, her reworking of the era for Fall 2011 came with a restrained sophistication that felt achingly hip. A strong shoulder line, abbreviated proportions, graphic collars and an obi-like pouf panel at the waist made a case for straight forward, confident glamour.


All of the elements Nicolas Ghesquiere has been toying with over the past few seasons rigorously came together to create one of Balenciaga's most wearable collections in ages, and one of it's best. Adding a new midi-length to the line-up along with a vibrant classical floral wallpaper print worked to freshen up his articulated techno-chic propositions.

Rick Owens

Last season we saw Rick Owens elevate his distinctive tribal urbanite to an intoxicating sci-fi goth-couture hybrid and Fall's layered styling of signature cashmere knits managed to elicit the kind of elusive heady glamour not often associated with his brand of modernity.


In just a few seasons Carven has quite possibly become one of our favorite contemporary brands due in major part to the simple fact that everything about whats for grabs is flawlessly appropriate, impeccably styled and uniquely on trend. And that in itself is quite a feat considering the abundant market we now think it dominates(sartorially, that is). Every single look was right-on, just like our other favorites from Paris.

Other stand outs full of enough must-have product to literally break your bank many times over included Alexander McQueen, Celine, Lanvin, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Limi Feu, Undercover, Valentino, Veronique Leroy & YSL.

A look at every single favorite Paris Fall 2011 runway look here