Wednesday, July 6, 2011

VPL: A Vintage Affair

By ManhattanMataHari

Calling all vintage couture lovers – for the next couple days you have the opportunity to raid the closets of socialites, stylists, models and designers. Soho vintage store, VPL has filled their back showroom with racks of designer clothing and it's all priced attractively.

Fashionable pieces from Vivienne Westwood, Prada, Helmut Lang and Miu Miu are some of the highlights. Dresses start at $50 and go up to about $400. The real deal here though are the accessories. There are several tables spilling over with designer purses, cool jewelry and hats (including one worn by Madonna in a music video). There are three Chanel classic small 2.55 flap bags (ivory, red, and black). Prices for the Chanel pieces start at $1200. At the Chanel boutique you can pay a $150 for a complete refurbishing and almost every bag comes back looking as good as new.

In addition, we found a large Louis Vuitton carryall luggage for $1200 and a graffiti pochette in white for about $400. A vintage Hermes bucket bag still runs about $2000, but the event organizer did mention on the last day there will be price reductions.

While there are a large number of vintage shoes including Manolos, YSL, Alaia, Miu Miu, Prada, Alessandra Dell’Acqua and others, most were not contemporary enough for our liking, but vintage lovers will rejoice at the prices starting from $35 to $200.

VPL
5 Mercer St
July 7th and 8th, 11am-7pm

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