The old-fashioned may become fashionable in the future. And particularly if it is a piece of design and quality.
Do not miss this article: GPS WITH DISCOUNTS TO BUY AT THE BEST PRICESTrends change, but they always come back, and something currently passé may be a hit in a couple of seasons. Fashion is not only a continuous creation; rather, it is a constant reinvention.
Thus, we prepared this guide of luxury vintage stores showcasing a selection carefully chosen by experts. Each garment has been washed and ironed for a perfect recreation of a perfect deluxe multibrand assortment with brands such as Chanel, Dior, Prada or Miu Miu, but at much more affordable prices.
The fact that Buenos Aires does not have many international fashion brand does not mean that it does not have a wide variety of vintage garments with wonderful pieces. Moreover, in Argentina there used to be and there are famous couturiers, and there are also many women who purchase clothes in Europe.
The owners of L’Academie, Vanesa Banegas and Andrea Pichón, track treasures in auctions and garage sales, as well as receiving garments from exclusive customers. It is a store located in the most Italian area of Rue des Artisans, in Recoleta, exhibiting garments from the 50s, 60s and 70s, as well as an interesting hanger with recent collections. If you are a fashion fan, you will surely be thrilled with several findings at affordable prices, such as a pink Chanel jacket, a blue Valentino dress, a Prada skirt, or a Ferragamo flannel coat. The store offers a wide collection of jewels and accessories, among them a selection of almost new shoes.
DOMICILE: LIBERTAD 1240, RUES DES ARTISANS, STORE 10, RECOLETA
With a vintage premise, the distinctive feature of Bimba is the subjective and explicit selection of its owner, Jazmón Rodríguez who, as a designer, creates garment collections for each season according to highly personal taste. Thanks to her former work as actress and TV presenter, Jazmín was lucky enough to travel the world, where she collected many of the findings offered in her store, in an area between Palermo and Villa Crespo neighborhoods.
Beyond brands, Bimba pays special attention to quality of clothes and design of each garment. If you take a look at the hangers you will find antique lingerie, dresses with hundreds of sequins sewn manually, Prada-inspired crocodile bags, and clutches in funny shapes, such as a chocolate box, just like one of the latest fashion trends.
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Here you will find something more than clothes and accessories: this store offers toys, tableware, ornaments, lamps, pictures, and even technological objects from the past. But above all, the sight of Milva Russo, the owner, is set on the preparation of a wardrobe similar to one of the 50s.
Retro Boutique not only sells, but also rents suits and dresses. For instance, among the loans it has made, you can find some garments from the film Frida, with Salma Hayek. Hangers and shelves in the store protect treasures that the owner has been collecting for twenty years. There are Lanvin hats, Courreges dresses, Pucci overcoats and an assortment of clothes that may have come from Mad Men costume, Grace Kelly wardrobe, or Jane Birkin suitcases.
DOMICILE: MALABIA 1977, PALERMO
BY CECILIA ACUÑA
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