Announcement Our shop is closed temporarily, but we plan to reopen at a later date with a new array of vintage clothing & accessories. Thanks for visiting!
Our shop is closed temporarily, but we plan to reopen at a later date with a new array of vintage clothing & accessories. Thanks for visiting!
Ellen Dial on May 1, 2014
Super cute! Clipped the shoulder pads out & it fits really well... Thank you!
Lona van den Berg on Dec 25, 2013
This sweater is beautiful ! It looks amazing and is very warm. Sweater fits perfect and looks great. I received the sweater sooner then expected. I am very happy with it. Thank you :)
The passion to find pieces of fashion history
Justin Charles started collecting vintage clothing & accessories in the early 1980's. Preferring the look & quality of older garments, he scoured local thrift shops for pieces from the 40's & 50's to wear as his everyday wardrobe. This passion for fashion lead to a design degree from Parsons & a career as a designer in NYC. Working from vintage to design new styles became the norm for many houses, so Justin continued to search out the best vintage finds. World travel for work lead to even more searching. Now his collection is a huge archive, carefully stored & labeled, and each piece eventually offered for sale. Every decade from the 20th century is represented, with the largest inventory from the 1970's & 80's. Personal favorites include American design from the 1970's (Girorgio di Sant' Angelo, Geoffrey Beene, Halston, Gil Aimbez, Clovis Ruffin, John Kloss etc.), European design from the 1980's (YSL, Sonia Rykiel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Claude Montana, Thierry Mugler, etc.), and 1930's bias-cut dresses (Vionnet, Gres, & especially Adrian, and the gowns he made for stars like Jean Harlow on the Hollywood silver screen).
Owner, Curator, Sourcing, Collecting, Archiving, Research, Merchandising
Justin Charles is originally from Los Angeles, California. After a short stint in San Francisco, he has lived in New York City since 1992. Eventually settling in Brooklyn, he now runs his vintage business out of his 1890's brownstone house.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards