Imagine a wardrobe full of all of the treasures that you never bought. That Acne boot from 2013 that sold in a week and you wished that you’d been quicker, and not planned on waiting for it to go on sale. Or that Celine bag from SS 2018, one of Pheobe’s last collections, at the time you’d planned other things with your savings, but in retrospect you wished that you’d really snapped up (not speaking from experience or anything .. ok kinda).
For me there are two types of vintage and I love both, there is old school vintage, think mum’s hand bags from the 80’s, and then there’s nouveau vintage, previous seasons that no longer exist online.. these are the ones that really leave me pining over my previous indecisions and delayed purchasing actions…
A few seasons ago I met the uber chic and incredibly nice Fanny Moizant, brainchild behind Vestiaire Collective. She stood surrounded by a group of satorially on-point team members and I was intrigued right from the word go. At the time it almost felt like I was uncovering a well kept secret for those in the know, and instinctually I knew that I had to know more. Fast forward some years now and Vestiaire Collective has cemented it’s name as the number one online platform to buy and sell vintage, and so as they say .. the secret is out. With a few easy steps the user can either sell or purchase verified vintage pieces and Vestiaire Collective will take care of the authentificaiton process, and have your new goodies mailed directly to your door.
So without further adieu I was recently lucky enough to photograph, curate and direct an editorial in celebration of our love of vintage and how one can reinvent something so precious as a fab luxury handbag or a good pair of shoes. A beautiful dress or handbag will last a long time, but a fashion investment will last a lifetime.. you just have to be in on the secret of where to look and between you and me the answer is right here ..