I love vintage clothes! As a teenager, my parents entire basement was filled with bags and bags of treasured finds from my favorite vintage stores and my car was affectionately dubbed “the closet on wheels.” It didn’t matter if clothes fit – I would tailor whatever I bought or simply tear it apart and use the pieces for some other project. Because I currently live in Florida and vintage venue is limited, I couldn’t be more excited about online stores like Nifty Thrifty, a new Brooklyn based (my hometown) member-only vintage clothing site that just launched last week. The site will curate collections of 50-100 vintage pieces organized into themed sales, such as ‘Weekend Fall Getaway’ or ‘Left Bank Looks’. The Brooklyn based company will initially focus on womenswear, with menswear and home goods soon to follow. At launch, the company will post two sales a week, then increase to a sale a day, eventually building up to multiple flash sales a day. This week’s theme sale starts on October 9th, at 11 am and will be called “Campus Cool”. Pieces will include all-American collegiate inspired sportswear, with cute cardigans, letterman jackets, satchels, blazers and bows, by designers such as Marc Jacobs, Rag and Bone, Moschino, Chloe, Perry Ellis, Agnes B and Cacharel all available at prices that everyone can actually afford!
By early next year, there will be an archive of 1,000 – 3,000 ‘discoverable’ pieces on the site, with an average retail price around $50. Check out NiftyThrifty.com and make sure to like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter to stay up to date on their sales.