Freitag, 4. März 2011

Mittwoch, 2. März 2011

My faves for spring outerwear

Leopard coat from London street style

Biker jacket with sweater and mini

New York Vintage guide

Old and Good

Vintage stores with reliably first-rate inventory.

    • Clothes


    • Amarcord
      252 Lafayette St., nr. Prince St.; 212-431-4161
      New York Vintage has the biggest selection and Resurrection the celebrity-fan buzz, but Amarcord’s Italian-born owners get their stock abroad, meaning a good selection of Valentino, Missoni, Gucci, and Dior. This location is particularly good for party dresses. Recently seen: an eighties couture-finished plaid Yves Saint Laurent dress for $225 and a fuchsia Ungaro silk-and-velvet coat for $195. For men, eighties-era Thierry Mugler pants with a tuxedo stripe for $125, and a Pierre Cardin blazer from the seventies for $145.

    • Jewelry

    • Pippin
      112 W. 17th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-505-5159
      Wooden cabinets brim with sparkling rhinestone necklaces, cameo earrings, long glass-bead necklaces, and Bakelite bracelets. The emphasis is on value, with hundreds of pieces priced under $50, and drawers filled with $5 pins, earrings, and cuff links.