Happy New Year to all of you!! It is so hard for me to comprehend the fact that I have spent over 30 years loving, buying, selling, repairing and indulging in the wonderful world of vintage fashion. Even stranger to think that with the loosely accepted definition of vintage fashion being “one generation” or 18-20 years, next year, Monica Lewinsky’s infamous blue dress will be considered vintage!! How quickly the time is passing. Vintage clothing (and accessories) are truly a part of the past, gratefully a part of the present and thanks to the wonderful designers who derive inspiration from it- it will continue to be an intrinsic part of the future.
We are planning a 30th year that will be unlike any other. I am constantly searching for pieces that feed the passion we all share for vintage. For the first time ever, main floor price reductions will be an ongoing and regular feature at our flagship boutique on La Brea Avenue in LA. Because of my appetite for great acquisitions, we are looking for a second retail location here in order to maximize your destination shopping experience. Our New York showroom, open to the trade only, continues to thrive as many more designers discover inspiration in this east coast treasure trove.
You may have noticed a few additions to our website including links to our online vintage boutique with 1st Dibs and a New Arrivals section to our Gallery. There are more improvements on the way including photo categories organized by your favorite decade and designers. We hope these improvements will make your shopping experience with us even more convenient whether you’re in Los Angeles or elsewhere.
With the start of the new year, I reflect on those things I am grateful for. In the 8 years we have been in Los Angeles, our success has been amazing. I give thanks to all of you that have fed this wonderful momentum and I send you all my best wishes for a new year filled with laughter, good health and prosperity. We hope to see you many times in 2012!