That said, why vintage? Why wear or discuss dated 20 ... 30 ... 60 year old articles of clothing if the purpose of this space was to highlight / celebrate global culture and it's impact on fashion? Simply put, when closely examined, we see that vintage pieces are culture. Rather, these garments offer yet another historical context to a group’s “way of life.” Vintage clothing is reflective of the human experience and can even showcase a time and place that may or may not exist any longer. It encapsulates a feeling of an era while speaking to the mood or circumstances of people from that time period. From sparse and modest clothes of the Puritan Era to glittery, extravagant, "in your face" clothing of the 1980s ... People have always had a close connection between the garments they chose the relationship to their environment or moment in history.
... Living in NYC, you have SO many opportunities to source amazing high quality items that it can be a bit overwhelming. I won't lie, initially, vintage hunting can be a bit hit or miss until you find a rhythm and a keen eye. With racks upon racks of clothes in some spaces, how do you dive through the fray to find that ONE coveted piece that will add infinite value to your closet?