NYC-based archive and retailer Amarcord Vintage has joined the e-boutique ranks at London-based online retailer FarFetch, bringing their expertly curated designer vintage to a global audience. The partnership marks yet another milestone in the growing shift to vintage selling via curated websites like Byronesque, Vintage Seekers, and the beloved auction site 1stDibs, in addition to brands with a legacy re-launching their own archival pieces, like Ralph Lauren’s Vintage RL or Jean Paul Gaultier’s recently announced Re-Editions line. Though many archives sell via their own websites and/or on ebay and etsy, FarFetch’s seamless integration of several archives’ curated vintage into their online platform places these sartorial gems on the same level as contemporary designer apparel, an important distinction that not only sets it apart from strictly-vintage sites but also guarantees a steady stream of clientele who may not fall into the typical vintage-shopper vein (one wonders when mammoth e-tailer Net-a-porter will connect the same dots…).
Amarcord is in good company, with a roster of mostly European archives providing a similarly enticing selection, from vintage behemoth A.N.G.E.L.O. (shop here) to everybody’s favorite avant-garde Antwerp/Paris-based concept shop RA (shop here).
Below, a selection of our favorite pieces currently available for purchase from Amarcord via FarFetch.
Ossie Clark wool dress, circa 1970s
Jean Paul Gaultier neo-Victorian boots, circa 1990s
Romeo Gigli peplum top, circa 1980s
Mani by Giorgio Armani draped jacket, circa 1980s
Roberta di Camerino structured bag, circa 1970s
Kenzo “Kayla” jumpsuit, circa 1990s
Christian Lacroix gold cuff, circa 1980s
Alaīa coat, circa 1990s
Gucci bucket bag, circa 1980s
Chloé for I. Magnin, circa 1980s