Shop New York: Vintage luxury and raw denim

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By Wei Yeen Loh

Shop New York: Vintage luxury and raw denim

Amarcord Vintage Fashion

If you’re looking for an all-inclusive range of European womenswear, menswear and accessories across eras (Victorian to the 90s), Amarcord should be on your to-go list when you’re hitting the town. With carefully curated goods from upscale brands and couturiers such as Missoni, Valentino, Alaïa, Courréges, Bill Blass, Diane von Furstenberg and more, chances are you’ll find hidden treasures such as a vintage Oscar de la Renta printed dress or a Saint Laurent Rive Gauche wool coat from their inventory.


What Goes Around Comes Around

With a wide variety of collectable, luxury vintage goods decked upon their shelves, WGACA offers clothing and accessories from an extensive range of brands—from Hermès and Etro to Balenciaga and Comme des Garçons. First opened in SoHo in 1993, WGACA now boasts store locations in East Hampton (NYC), LA and even Kuwait City. What’s worth checking out in their 650-square-metre store in SoHo: their vintage Chanel and Levi’s denim collection is the largest in the world.


Self Edge

Raw denim heads rejoice, for Self Edge is where you can swing by to look for men’s shirts, accessories, leather goods and obviously, denim. The nine-year-old store is founded and run by husband-and-wife team Kiya and Demitra Babzani, who wanted to offer top-grade Japanese and local denim brands that replicate impeccable manufacturing techniques of vintage denim from the 30s and 40s.


Creatures of Comfort

If you’re a non-conformist whose tastes veer towards Lemaire, MM6 by Maison Martin Margiela, Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto and Band of Outsiders, you’ll be glad to know that Creatures of Comfort carries hard-to-find labels and products (homewares, knick-knacks, and art) that you might fall for. Creatures of Comfort was first founded in LA in May 2005, and in 2010 the New York City flagship store—with all its raw beauty of wooden floors, tin panel ceilings and large windows—opened its doors to enthusiastic buyers along the east coast.

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