September 1 2014

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Vintage Point


A look from the Barlow vintage collectionIf you’ve ever wanted to shop the closets of serious vintage collectors, now’s your chance. Renee Barletta, vice president at fashion public-relations firm KCD, and close friend and fellow fashionista Julie Janklow have partnered on a curated collection of vintage finds under the label Barlow. “I always wore vintage. It’s a big hobby of mine, and one day I realized I have so much stuff and I collect so much stuff that I wanted to share it with people,” said Janklow of the venture. “I love the thrill of the hunt. I’m like Harrison Ford looking for the treasure. I’m Indiana Jones, or some cheesy version of him.”

Barlow—a combination of the founders’ last names—features seasonal one-of-a-kind items the pair sourced from their favorite vintage haunts and antique dealers throughout Los Angeles, New York, and London. A bohemian mix of lace tunics, beaded caftans, white cotton day dresses, and colorfully embroidered capes and ponchos, Barlow’s debut summer assortment takes cues from muses such as Talitha Getty, Loretta Lynn, and Brooke Shields. The pieces range from $100 for a simple top to $3,000 for a handwoven ombré cape. Accessories include cowboy hats, belts, and one statement necklace by Kenneth Jay Lane.

Barlow hits shelves June 18, exclusively at Warm, Winnie Beattie and Rob Magnotta’s Nolita boutique that specializes in resort wear by independent labels. Barlow is the first line to be showcased during Warm’s summer pop-up series. “I’m from L.A., and the summer collection is very beachy, with a nod to the runway,” said Janklow. “It’s inspired by the kind of girl who shops at Warm.”

Warm is located at 181 Mott Street, New York, NY 10012; (212)925-1200.

Photo: Courtesy of Barlow

A Warm Welcome


“I felt like the neighborhood was lacking in stores that you just want to hang out in and see what the other girls are wearing,” said PR veteran Winnie Beattie (pictured, left) last night at the opening party for her new Nolita boutique, Warm. A self-described “urban hippie,” Beattie grew up in Hawaii and met her husband, Rob Magnotta, while surfing in Montauk, so she wanted to create a personal, sunny environment for her store. Inside, you’ll find hard-to-find labels like Yvonne Sporre and Roseanna, as well as more recognizable ones such as Vanessa Bruno and Jérôme Dreyfuss, along with kids’ clothes and home goods.”[It's] dirty French girl meets SoCal,” she said of the aesthetic.

Indeed, the small space feels like a tropical oasis, with the help of fragrant Coqui Coqui candles and oils as well as the fruity shave ice (and Champagne) that was served to guests at last night’s fête. Street-style favorite Hanne Gaby Odiele, who lives down the block from Warm, hosted the gathering and was expectedly dressed-to-the-nines in a Proenza Schouler jacket and Balenciaga hot shorts (Warm sent her some merchandise to wear but alas, her sub-sample-size frame was too small for it). Odiele invited along a slew of her catwalk friends, which made for some premium model gawking, with the likes of Kasia Struss, Julia Nobis, Kate King, Andie Arthur, and adorable couple Sheila Marquez and Christian Brylle all in attendance. “We’ll definitely be spending a lot of time in here,” Odiele, who was hanging out on the couches in the back with her model clan, told In anticipation of that, Beattie reported she’s got in-store manicure sessions and more parties in the backyard planned for the near future.

Warm, 181 Mott St., NYC.

Photos: Benjamin Lozovsky /