Vintage Sensibility and Sustainability
Lavai Maria started in 1997 by Vania Scharbach. While studying acting in São Paulo, Brazil, Vania started selling hand-made tote bags as a side job, but eventually began making clothes. The name Lavai Maria means "there goes Mary" in Portuguese and is named after a Brazilian song, bringing a sense of nostalgia to her business.
Lavai Maria is now a unique, vintage boutique located in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We carry a well-curated mix of handpicked vintage pieces, reworked and recycled garments, art and jewelry from local artists and designers, as well as hand-crafted designs by Vania. We hope to bring you one of a kind merchandise, and so we offer customized tailoring to all our pieces. Please let us know before shipment.
Shop around and enjoy!
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Owner & Designer
Vania Scharbach started Lavai Maria in 1997 in São Paulo, Brazil. She first started selling hand-made tote bags and later got into clothing. After selling her business in Brazil, Vania moved to New York in 2007 and re-opened her store in Brooklyn.
Everything in this shop is vintage, hand-picked, and hand-made by me, Vania. I love constructing pieces from my own patterns, as well as reconstructing vintage garments. Sustainability is very important to me, and so I reuse and recycle older pieces of clothing to create newer looks. Please take a look and enjoy!
Thank you for stopping by :)
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I am not responsible for lost or damaged mail. Insurance may be purchased for an additional fee, dependent upon the total purchase price.
I will always notify you when I am planning to ship.