Thursday, September 30, 2010

Manhattan Vintage Show Teaser....Vintage Designer Labels!

It's MANHATTAN VINTAGE SHOW time again, and as usual we have been setting aside a Fall/Winter vintage collection worthy of NEW YORK'S PREMIER VINTAGE CLOTHING EVENT. With over 90 experienced and knowledgeable dealers peddling their stand-out vintage fashions, accessories and textiles for two intense days, you really have to come up with some killer finds to compete and not get lost in the shuffle!

Our booth at the April show

Something people are always looking for is designer vintage which we have touched on before. It's a no brainer, a chance to buy an investment piece at a relatively affordable price, that you could always re-sell if need be and recoup your money, or better still make a profit if you were lucky enough to snag a real bargain! Walking around the show can be as inspiring as taking a trip to the Met's Costume Institute, except you can actually touch, try on and even leave owning an iconic piece of fashion history! In alphabetical order, here are some of the high fashion heavyweights we'll be bringing to the show next week....Stop by our booth # 66 to see the beautiful garments these labels are attached to!

1970's Giorgio Armani, 1960's Pierre Cardin, 1970's Bonnie Cashin, 1940's Oleg Cassini, 1960's Chanel, 1990's Chloe

1960's Ossie Clark, 1970's Oscar de la Renta, 197o's Christian Dior, 1970's Salvatore Ferragamo, 1970's Gucci, 1970's Hermes

1980's Norma Kamali, 1980's Karl Lagerfeld, 1950's/60's Lanvin, 1980's Mary McFadden, 1980's Missoni, 1980's Thierry Mugler

1960's Emilio Pucci, 1980's Zandra Rhodes, 1980's Sonia Rykiel, 1950's Scaasi, 1950's Schiaparelli, 1970's/80's St. John

The Manhattan vintage Clothing Show is next Friday October 8th 1-8pm, & Saturday October 9th 11-6pm at the Metropolitain Pavillion, 125 West 18th Street (between 6th & 7th Aves.) Stop by the store this week for a postcard to get $5 OFF the $20 admission fee!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Mysterious hand painted leather from the 1970's. Elyse Stone...Who are you?

As vintage clothing dealers we come across lots of interesting finds all the time, many of which require a degree of research and detective work to try and trace the origin and find out any information we can about an obscure designer or long since vanished boutique. This helps us when trying to apraise the piece, and is also interesting for our customers and of course satisfies our own curiosity. Sometimes though, even with all the books in the world and the power of mighty Google at our fingertips, we hit a brick wall.

We recently bought some great designer bags and clothing from a New York socialite, including this beautiful pair of hand painted leather clutches, and suede jacket. We were not familiar with the designer but found them to be very unusual and intriguing pieces, and although we have tried to research the artist/designer 'Elyse Stone,' we can't seem to find out any information about her or even a trace of her existence! If anyone out there knows something about the artist, or these wonderful pieces then we would love to hear from you. All we know is that they were purchased in the 1970s at a boutique in NYC....

....perhaps the story behind these particular treasures will remain a mystery!

'Elyse Stone' signed & numbered hand painted leather clutch circa 1979

1970s 'Elyse Stone' signed hand painted leather clutch

1970s 'Elyse Stone' hand painted suede jacket

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Change Of Season....Ladies & Gents, We're Ready!

After a couple of weeks of long days and very late nights re-merchandising the shop and loading up the racks, we are finally ready for the new season ahead! We've been collecting some fantastic Fall/Winter vintage off-season all year long, so it's very exciting to finally get it in the shop for our customers!

Here's a peek at what we've been up to, and what you can expect to find in the shop right now...
We hope you like it!
LADIES.... We have tons of great sweaters & tops, 50s/60s sequined & cashmere, 70's boho knits & blouses, 70s/80s sequined butterfly tops & jackets, silk & lace blouse and much more besides!

Check out our new BOOT WALL! Loads of cool vintage leather boots in all shapes, colors & sizes! these AWESOME 1980s suede boots with Jaguar aplique from the collection of Brooke Shields!

Not to mention some great outerwear...Leather coats & jackets, trench & rain coats, wool coats, capes & ponchos....from the classic to the outrageous, all totally one-of-a kind, and of the highest quality!

1950s reversible leopard print cape, 1960s 'Pierre Cardin' camel belted wool coat, 1960s reversible red/yellow/black plaid wool cape

More great wool capes & ponchos in the shop right now....

...And tons of Fall handbags & purses, along with shoes, jewelry and other vintage accessories!

GENTS....don't worry, we haven't forgotten about you, get a load of this....

Harris tweed sports jackets, wool & velvet blazers, sharkskin & worsted suits galore...

Vintage 'Pendleton', 'Woolrich' and other wool/flannel shirts, jackets & hunting coats...

Trench/rain coats, wool & cashmere overcoats and cool leather coats & jackets, like these...

1970s 'Schott' flight bomber, 1940s horsehide flight jacket

Top the look of with a fur felt fedora or tweed hat!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Endless Summer...

We are busy re-stocking and merchandising the store for the new season ahead, and have been bringing in tons of great stuff we have collected through the year, so we haven't been posting as regularly as we would like! Check back regularly as we will be bringing you some great Fall inspired posts in the coming weeks though.... For for those of you clinging on to the Summer weather while it lasts, check out these fun shots from the NY Pin-Up Club featuring vintage from Another Man's Treasure!
1950s/60s dusty pink shirt

1950s orange & white cotton day dress

1950s black & white cotton dress