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Amarcord

Amarcord

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Amarcord Vintage Fashion is a brick and mortar vintage shop specializing in high-end vintage apparel and accessories. Amarcord also has an online shop and a archive collection, which constitutes over 50,000 pieces available to rent for design inspiration, movie and TV sets. 

The Amarcord select concentrates on European designers as early as the Victorian period through the present. They feature undiscovered names as well as recognized high fashion labels. The focus is on items from mid-century as well as sourcing from Italy, which is home to owners Patti Bordoni and Marco Liotta. 

To shop Amarcord in person, visit them online or in person at: 223 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY which is open daily, 12-8p. 

For a sampling of Amarcord's selects, see below:
Jean Muir Vintage Cobalt Blue Wool Crepe Draping Wrap Jacket and Skirt Set Ensemble Valentino Couture Vintage Lace Sequin Fringe Dress
Roberta di Camerino Vintage Black White Grey Graphic Print Maxi DressIssey Miyake Vintage Purple Knit Oversized Wool Sweater Coat
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Vintage clothing is one of the most sustainable ways you can purchase clothing.  No additional material is being added to the environment, therefore no additional toxins are created that would’ve been during the manufacturing of a new article of clothing.  

That being said, an important component of ethical vintage shopping is that a very large percentage of vintage clothing is not sold and subsequently shipped overseas.  

The fastest moving vintage clothes are from higher end brands.  There are plenty of vintage stores that only sell high quality clothes, but even more have fast fashion brands on their racks. If there continues to be demand, vintage shops will continue to purchase more.   

Part of the responsibility in changing this is vintage shops themselves.  If they don't sell vintage, consumers cannot buy it, which means some shoppers may not buy so much fast fashion knowing they won't be able to sell or consign it to a vintage shop.

 
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