wore or less
Sometimes less is more, particularly when vintage clothing is concerned, and even more so when “less” refers to the price. The famed Los Angeles emporium The Way We Wore has just opened a pop-up sale location, where an assortment of designer labels can be had for 60 to 95 percent off. “It’s the perfect place for guilt-free shopping,” says Doris Raymond, the fashion historian behind both the pop-up store and its sister boutique of the same name on La Brea Avenue (which, coincidentally, kicks off its biannual sale tomorrow, slashing 50 percent off clothes from brands such as Balenciaga, Moschino, Yves Saint Laurent, Mary McFadden, Chanel, Ungaro, and more). Those in search of cut-rate sixties and eighties silhouettes or any bold, ethnic-inspired looks may be disappointed, however. “That’s the general trend most designers have been on the lookout for,” says Raymond, citing recent visits from Marc Jacobs and Versace design team members. “Most designers send their staff. All except for one: Martin Margiela. He comes himself.” The Way We Wore Pop-Up, 7264 Melrose Avenue; The Way We Wore, 334 South La Brea Avenue. For more information, see www.thewaywewore.com.