designer vintage clothing redux
Vintage hungry fashionistas get what they want- designer reissues!
When Mom tells you that she once had a dress just like that, she’s not kidding.
In effort to keep up with vintage starving fashionistas, European designers and activewear manufactures are “reissuing” their old styles in limited editions.
Last month, Yves Saint Laurent Couture in Paris offered a numbered copy of Mr. Saint Laurent’s famous 1966 “le smoking” women’s tuxedo for a modern-day price of about $6,300, reports WWD.
Sonia Rykiel is introducing a “Modern Vintage” collection for fall with a limited run of archival favorites. Adidas, Levi’s, Lacoste, and Valentino will also be reissuing.
Norma Kamali has been at it for a while.
When other designers started to copy her signature look, smart Miss Norma cleaned out vintage stock and offered it again in her NYC boutique… it got me to rethink a decade and a half of favorite Kamali pieces that were crammed in my closet.
Just imagine, now you won’t have to literally “sniff out” vintage clothes.
*WWD May 16, 2001 issue