Saturday, April 30, 2011

COMING SOON: New Arrivals at Vagabondnyc

Here's a quick sneak peak at some of our latest vintage scores that are set to hit the site in the next few weeks.
Channel the glorious logo mania of Ab Fab's Edina Monsoon in this bold 80's era Norma Kamali OMO racer back jumpsuit.

Make a sensational move in this romantic 90's era cocoa chiffon dress from Tom & Linda Platt.

Finding that elusive sweatshirt that's comfy and at the same time stylish just got a bit easier with this must-have 80's Norma Kamali top that boasts a curved shoulder line and a sweet nipped waist.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Inspiration: Collage Artist John Stezaker

The spliced collage prints Dries Van Noten has been playing with over the past few season's reminded us of surreal collage artist John Stezaker's mix of vintage postcards, film stills and memorabilia, since both men share a similar emphasis on subdued, vaguely romantic imagery and understand the importance of placement and an unexpected juxtaposition.

Smart Buy: 80's Guy Laroche Bow Neck Dress

Our latest Smart Buy, this 80's era Guy Laroche dress, combines classic French signatures with its simple ivory & black colorway, back buttons and demure flouncy neck bow with a generous, relaxed fit, giving it a friendly wear-anywhere appeal.

80's Guy Laroche Ivory Dress-$278

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Most Wanted: Carven's Leather Bolo Tie

Carven's leather bolo tie makes for a quick addition of cool & confident quirkiness to even the most basic pieces, making it a must-have in our books.

Carven's Leather Bolo Tie-about $200, at

Happy Easter from Vagabond Nyc!

We hope you are surrounded by loved ones and are having a great day outside!
Happy Easter

Jason Wu's egg for Faberge, above.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Earth Day: Do Your Part, Buy Vintage!

After another year of crazy weather worldwide, Earth Day is back again.
Do your part, buy smart!

Guy Bourdin's Head in Grass, above.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Get it Now: Louis Vuitton's Kansai Inspired Knits

Louis Vuitton S/S 2011(above), Sibling's George & The Dragon sweater(below)

Get in on Louis Vuitton & London based label Sibling's graphic Kansai Yamamoto inspired knits with Vnyc's vibrant 80's era Kansai jazz image pullover. Let it add a riotous boost of charm to the season's ubiquitous preppy nautical garb.

80's Kansai Yamamoto Jazz Image Sweater-$164

Completely Gratuitous: Eno's 'No One Receiving'

These days we can't stop listening to Brian Eno's 1977 single 'No One Receiving' which you can once again blame on Celine's Pheobe Philo, who used the song for her relaxed S/S 2011 show.

Snap it Up: LN-CC's Number (N)ine Archival Sale

The world of mens fashion is always a bit hard for us to get our head's around, not to say that we don't follow or understand it, that we do, what's hard to comprehend is the politics of it all. There's the much lauded genius of Raf Simons vs. the undue hype that designers like Billy Reid with his studied take on banal classics, receive. Which in turn seems to be the problem, there's the good, the exceptionally good and then there's the lot who are dead set at producing what we all know too well. And while we are still recovering from the loss of Takahiro Miyashita's elusive label Number (N)ine(a major force in menswear and thoroughly original), we were excited to hear that London based boutique & online shop LN-CC will be holding an exclusive once-in-a-lifetime sale of archival pieces from seasons past. Hopefully, this time around there aren't any cotton jumpsuits above $10,000, as the company had up for grabs with their Raf Simons archive sale.

Visit LN-CC for further info

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Smart Buy: 80's Isaac Mizrahi Silk Top

Add an easy sophistication to any look with our latest Smart Buy, this 80's era Isaac Mizrahi striped silk top that boasts graphic cut-outs at the shoulder with tie closures. Paired with shorts and a crisp blazer or layered with knits over pants, this is one versatile must-have for year-round wear.

80's Isaac Mizrahi Striped Silk Top-$168

Friday, April 15, 2011

Micro-Trend S/S 2011: The Bold Red Blouse

Sharply tailored & unadorned, the simple red top, one of S/S 2011's boldest micro-trends, isn't only for the brave. You can trace it back to Ricardo Tisci's earlier days at Givenchy with his penchant for monochrome suiting in reds & pinks and all the way down to the editors being snapped up by fashion photogs outside of shows in the vivid hue, the color makes sense for right now. And while it suggests a brazen self confidence, a simple red top also adds an essential restrained burst of pop to any look. Here's a look at three favorites from our vintage range.

80's Diane Von Furstenburg Dropped Sleeve Blouse(above)-$82

70's Yves Saint Laurent Silk Ruffled Top-$262

80's Valentino Oversized Dolman Sleeve Top-$192

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Fashion in Film Festival: NYC 4.15.11

For those of you lucky enough to be in New York City over the next few weeks we strongly suggest checking out The Fashion in Film Festival: Birds of Paradise, which runs from April 15th to May 2nd. The festival combines curated sartorial & visual highlights throughout cinema history and is sure to serve as a joyous, inspirational treat for all.

For Program & Ticket info visit

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Most Wanted: Louis Vuitton's F/W 2011 Rain Boot

Leave it to Louis Vuitton to elevate the quintessential rain boot with a killer platform heel in a myriad of unexpected glossy hues, and even though their June 1st delivery may be a tad bit late for Spring's omnipresent rainfall, we still can't wait to get our hands on them.

Louis Vuitton DF Rubber Rain Boots-$495

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Get it Now: Spring's Vibrant Fruit Print

The old catch phrase "Fresh & Fruity" may have never sounded as enticing as it did on numerous runways for Spring/Summer 2011, from Prada to Stella McCartney, optical prints were given a sugary-sweet kick via super-sized graphic fruit prints. Why not get a leg in on the action with our more affordable, rare & collectible alternative, this 80's era Gianni Versace fruit printed silk blouse? After all, there's nothing better than hitting a season's trend on the mark in your own, less obvious way.

Stella McCartney & Prada S/S 2011, above.

80's Gianni Versace Silk Fruit Print Blouse-$328

Friday, April 1, 2011

Inspiration: Lizzy Mercier Descloux

We've always had a thing for No Wave and the era's boisterous cast of asymmetrically dressed characters and as a vintage outlet with an off-kilter sense of self, it's no wonder the musical genre often works as a recurring source of inspiration for us in a myriad of ways. One of the genre's pioneers, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, may have left behind an impressive body of worldbeat influenced music and helped bring the Punk movement to France, but her boyish, rakish charm and love of color-blocking remind us that she will forever be a strong sartorially inspiring figure for us as well.