andARCHIVE specializes in rare Japanese designers. In addition to selling clothes, andARCHIVE does rentals. Some brands that andARCHIVE are known to carry are by Yohji Yamamoto, Rudi Gernreich, Issey Miyake, Comme des Garcons, Azzedine Alaia, Matsuda, Jean Paul Gaultier and Thierry Mugler.
andARCHIVE embraces fashion as a statement of personal expression. andARCHIVE sees fashion and design as an art form. They love brands which have also communicated these values through their design. They also have great respect for contemporary designers who continue this conversation of freedom of expression.
andARCHIVE welcomes designers to use their select for research and inspiration. Shoppers are welcome to shop by appointment. To make an appointment or have questions about specific items in their collection email them at info@andARCHIVE.com or call 347-260-0139.
The andARCHIVE collection is located at 55 Canal Street, 4th floor. For an idea of what andARCHIVE has in their collection see below:
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.