Thursday, May 31, 2012

Bag It: 80's Nina Ricci Printed Briefcase

From 80's era Nina Ricci comes this irresistible unused printed leather briefcase that boasts an accordion composition that allows for three compartments.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Summer LBD: 80's Norma Kamali Ruched Dress

With the kind of muggy, humid days we've been having here in NYC as of late dressing on par has become an increasingly challenging task as comfort and breathable fabrications reign supreme. And with that in consideration comes the perfect dress for just about any warm weather occasion -our vintage 80's era Norma Kamali ruched dress.

Elegantly ruched and designed to sit away from the body, its open back and super lightweight composition mean you can easily throw it on in a flash and not have to worry about bearing the heat without keeping up in style.

Monday, May 28, 2012

New Addition: Cutler & Gross Eyewear Just-In

 And they're back! A selection of stylish frames from Cutler & Gross is now back in stock, in-store...

Friday, May 25, 2012

Hermès Swinging Silk "la danse du carré"

You know we adore Hermes, have you seen this just released video yet? Simply superb!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Salt + Selima Soho Trunkshow 5.25.12

Selima's flagship Soho shop will be hosting a Salt Optics trunkshow this Fri & Sat, go pay them a visit!

Pin It: Vintage Chanel Turquoise Brooch

From Chanel comes this adorable goldtone disc brooch that boasts a turquoise stone and carved double 'C' logo.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Only in New York: Legandary Movers

This morning one of the residents above our shop had some art delivered to them but to us the real piece of work was seeing the carefully maneuvered delivery take place...

With the unusual spaces that exist in NYC, sometimes we take for granted how various aspects even made their way into said spaces -who would have thought it could take 3+ men and a massive four pronged ladder to deliver a piece of artwork or what have you?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Bag It: A Classic Black Chanel Bag

From Chanel comes a welcome vintage alternative to the iconic 2.5 shoulder bag that features an adjustable shoulder strap and vertical quilting for a look that's characteristically Chanel yet slightly different from the rest.

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Perfect Summer Brogue from Hermes

With color-blocking all the rage over the past few seasons come these natty ivory Hermes patent leather brogues that feature capped toes in an unexpected crimson hue. Let them add a preppy punctuation point to a variety of summer styles from the nautical to the minimal. Size 39.5. Available in-store & online at V+M.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Rock Lobster: Studded Rhinestone Lobster Brooch

A visit to The Met's Schiaperelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations reminded us of how cool & utterly timeless this statement making brooch from Selima's collection is as it can serve as the quickest outfit enhancing add-on and a decorative collectible.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Retro Sun: Christian Dior Gold Rimmed Sunglasses

We've been spotting a certain trendy eyewear firm with glasses similar to these in all of their adds but what's cooler than the real deal like this pair of vintage Dior sunglasses? They boast a forever-chic thick rounded frame with lenses lined in gold for an elegant effect that's sure to withstand the test of time.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Bolder Shoulder: Margiela's Convertable Velvet Dress

From Maison Martin Margiela's MM6 line comes this versatile below-the-knee velvet dress in a rich pyrite hue. Besides boasting a nod to the on-trend early 90's, hidden zippers allow for the shoulders to be unexpectedly exposed for a sultry statement that's easy on the wear.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Our Shop was on ABC's Nightline This Week!

While we aren't the types to namedrop when it comes to our clientele, we were super stoked & appreciative when Bond 07 regular Florence Welch named our store one of her favorite shops in NYC on ABC's Nightline earlier this week.

Watch the video above as the musician visits our shop with Cynthia McFadden!

Hermes Collectors: Rare Vintage Caleche Stand

Up for grabs on V+M comes this ultra-rare and collectible Hermes Caleche perfume stand with a rich green velvet border and fabric printed front.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Your Rainy Day Saviour from Jean Paul Gaultier

Leave it to Jean Paul Gaultier to add his graphic signature nautical stripes to even an umbrella because in JPG's world, there is no reason to not be chic even in the pouring rain.

Along with this piece and a few other printed umbrellas from JPG, our shop also has a selection from Guy De Jean and several Victorian inspired choices for combating the rain in cheeky style.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Red Tape: The Perfect Belt from Alaia

While he is known more so for his decadent body-con knits and sky-high heels, true Alaia collectors are also always on the hunt for his figure highlighting belts.

This simple muted red number is minimal enough to keep it in-style for a lifetime & beyond...

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Bag It: Hermes Tan Shoulder Bag

Heritage minded with a nod to the casual preppy, comes the perfect weekend shoulder purse from our Hermes sale with V+M.

Worn with basic denim and fresh neutrals, it'll be your summer go-to and it just so happens to be a favorite piece of ours in the collection.

Available in-store & online at V+M

Monday, May 7, 2012

Knit Wit: 80's Azzedine Alaia Heavy Knit Top

With the season's challenging climate changes comes the perfect weight knit sweater from 80's era Alaia that is composed of a rich mocha knit with flecks of warm red in a sculpted shape that sits away from the body.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Vintage Hermes Online on V+M Until May 10th

Our Hermes week continues along as we celebrated our exclusive sale with V+M with a launch celebration at our Bond st. shop.

In-store revelers were treated to a wide selection of vintage Hermes goods of all types from bags, to jewelry to luggage and more, all available online until May 10th.

Pay V+M a visit as quick as you can as the goods sourced & curated by Selima are sure to be gone fast, don't miss out!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Hermes Week: 40's Moto Purse

A jewel in our collection of vintage Hermes, our 1940's Moto purse is ultra-rare & collectible while boasting a versatile wear-anywhere appeal.

Hailing from the depression era, the Moto was designed with the working girl in mind as it doubles as a clutch for after work festivities.

Like what you've seen so far? Then head over to V+M as they host an exclusive sale of vintage Hermes sourced & curated by Selima which ends May 10th, happy shopping!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Hermes Week: Art-Deco Smoking Set

As we unveil some exclusive vintage Hermes finds for our upcoming sale with V+M, comes one of our favorites in the collection, this rare 20's era art-deco smoking set.

Wrapped in leather, the cigarette cases could double as trinket boxes for a deluxe touch to any room.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hermes Week: Antique Fox Hunting Horn

As a luxury house whose roots are steeped in the culture of the equestrian world and always will be, this antique Hermes fox hunting horn should make for a must-have addition to your collection.

Lightweight yet ultra-durable and superbly crafted, its beauty goes beyond its practical however deluxe intentions.