Today Vintage Industrial Style wants to show you its favorite vintage stores in the world. There are some of them:
Le Monde Du Voyage, Paris
Factor: Acclaimed vintage shop Didier Ludot may attract luxe label
seekers to the Right Bank but this famed stand at the Serpette Market has
lured industry insiders for over 25 years for its antique luggage and
accessories, proving a worthy trek to Clignancourt.
Grab: Louis Vuitton Damier trunks circa 1888, 1940s Hermes Piano and
Plume bags, 1960s Kelly bags and a variety of special order items such as a
limited-edition pink Goyard trunk created for the 50th anniversary of the
Tip: “A Birkin can mean a waiting list of five years,” says co-owner
Helen Zizul, who runs the shop with her husband, Alain. “But we have ladies who
buy several Hermès bags a year, and they pass their nearly new ones on to us.”
Treasure Island, Naples, Florida
Factor: After being set up in a strip mall 18 years ago, Dottie and
Neil Simpson’s sprawling 14,000-square-foot Floridian powerhouse is now packed
with 35 dealers of mid-century furniture, vintage clothing, Chinese antiques,
retro records and antique jewelry.
What to Grab: Chanel, Gucci, Armani, Schiaparelli and St. John. As Simpson puts it, “Naples
is a melting pot. There’s something for everyone.”
Requested: A wide range of fur, including stoles, car coats and
full-length capes in mink and ocelot. (Mad
Men costume designer Janie Bryant, a regular customer, recently
picked up a 1980s Neiman Marcus red box style.)
Grandma Takes a Trip, Sydney
Factor: Since July 2002, Andrew Duckmanton and Nicola Sault have
stocked their Aussie shop with pieces from the U.K., U.S., and parts of Russia
and the Czech Republic. “Our philosophy is to provide our customer with unique
vintage that hasn’t graced the shores of Australia in its original lifetime,”
says Sault, who runs a second outpost in Bondi Beach.
Grab: Celia Birtwell, Frank Usher, Ossie Clark and Moschino. (The
the pair is also launching a namesake resort collection available online in 2012.)
Tip: Request the in-house tailor, who tweaks your finds to ensure
the perfect fit.
Holy Grail: Anything ’70s, including a Yves Saint Laurent peasant skirt ($249) and a white
cotton pirate shirt from World’s End Collection by Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne
Westwood ($498). 263 Crown St., Surry
Hills; 61-2/9356-3322; grandmatakesatrip.com.au.
Collette, Southampton, New York
Factor: In 2000, Tisha Collette opened her carefully edited
consignment store amid preppy chain shops on Main Street. “I thought there was
a huge void for an upscale consignment experience,” says Collette. She also
runs a larger outpost in Sag Harbor and has plans to open in Manhattan next
What to Grab: Chanel, YSL, Pucci, Alaia and Geoffery Beene. “The hardest piece to come by is
anything that has a waiting list,” says Collette.
Grails: A goatskin Hermès Birkin 35 ($13,000), a stainless-steel
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