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July 23 2014

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A Decades In The Making

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“I have 75 appointments today. I feel like an Amsterdam prostitute!” Decadestwo co-owner Christos Garkinos joked as he sorted through a rack of Chanel tweed. Such is the appeal of the L.A. vintage and consignment mecca, which has finally opened on our coast in the form of a three-day pop-up store on the second floor at Kiki de Montparnasse. If you are one to mourn missed purchases from past seasons, like a rounded check coat from Balenciaga’s Fall 2006 collection or a Fall ’07 Prada ombré jacket (both were spotted for less than $500), it’s a must-visit. I died for this YSL biker jacket with checked lining and the tableful of candy-colored clutches. There are also trays of bargain-priced bijoux, like enamel insect rings and giant retro Marni bangles that beg to be stacked. Merchandise is constantly being restocked, so there’s no risk of encountering racks of leftovers. It’s already moving quickly, though. Big purchases at last night’s launch party prompted so many inquiries from credit card companies it was quickly dubbed the “credit fraud” shopping event.
Decadestwo at Kiki de Montparnasse, by private appointment Friday, May 15, and open to the public Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17. 79 Greene St., NYC, (212) 965-8070.

 

 

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  1. Valerio says:

    I really had to laugh about your remark – I feel like an Amsterdam prostitute- but now the most interesting thing. New York City was founded by an Dutch citizen with the name of (I think Stuyvesant) , when I visited NYC last month I was surprised that so few New Yorkers are aware of the fact that the Dutch founded NYC in the 1600s and they called it New Amsterdam. There are still places in which you can find the Dutch heritage, for example Pearlstreet, or harbour street, in Manhattan. I have to admit I don’t understand your article, because what’s wrong with the collections you mentioned or with selling the leftovers. As long as there are customers which buying this stuff, I don’t see any problem. Not everyone can buy the collections of today, especially not because of the recession, please Romney keep that in mind, arriverderci.

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