Little is more sartorially satisfying than scoring an amazing vintage piece. This week, acclaimed LA-based consignment shop Decades Two launched its ecommerce site, DecadesTwo.1 — and honestly, the selection of vintage offerings took my breath away! It was pretty hard to narrow these babies down, but here are the 10 most stunning, Fab-approved gems from the DecadesTwo.1 vault. Click through to see and shop my picks.
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Kristin Davis has looked incredible on the red carpet as she promotes SATC2, and it’s not because she’s wearing the hottest runway looks of the season: The actress has chosen at least five different vintage looks from Decades, Inc., a vintage couture consignment boutique. Most recently she debuted a soft yellow Jean Patou Haute Couture dress by Christian Lacroix in Japan, then a gold sequin Norman Norell gown and a green Christian Dior Couture frock for the London fetes. She began her vintage couture parade with a hot pink Jean Desses gown at the N.Y.C. premiere and a glittering Pierre Balmain dress for the after-party. “Kristin is a good friend. She has a tiny ribcage and even tinier waist–it lends itself to the vintage aesthetic,” Cameron Silver, owner of the famous boutique, told us. As for the most sought-after items at the store, like Dior from the early ’50s and anything Balmain: “It’s first come, first serve–except when it comes to Kristin! She gets first dibs on everything!’
—Joyann King, with reporting by Lindzi Scharf
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In this episode of FabTV on Location, we cover the 6th Annual Best of Karl Lagerfeld party at noted Los Angeles luxury consignment store, Decadestwo. We get a rare look at the extensive collection of pre-loved Chanel handbags, jackets, and jewels hand-selected from the world’s best closets!
Looks like Rachel Zoe went bananas at her jewelry charity auction last night at Decadestwo in LA. It also appears her and Nicole Richie have reconciled, as Nicole was there unassumingly surveying the offerings. Benefiting the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, Zoe auctioned off costume jewelry ranging from deco to decadent. Zoe shared, “It’s a cause close to my heart, a wonderful organization and I think giving back should be this Spring’s ‘must-do’ item!” If you want a piece of the banana pie, some goods are up for auction online. Other attendees included Zoe's adorable assistant Brad, her hubbie, Leven Rambin and Perry Reeves. Looks like it was a bauble blast, that we can look forward to seeing on the second season of The Rachel Zoe Project. P.S. The Zoe has an affordable clothing line in the works!
Resale shops are the best; especially those based out of LA, where there are plenty of women who cast off their high-fashion pieces after one wear (wouldn't want to be caught in the same outfit twice!). Take Decadestwo, which just recently reopened in LA. It focuses on upscale designer clothing from the mid-nineties to the present - and it has an online Ebay boutique, which stocks 100 great options to bid on at any given time.
Take this violet Chanel suit - it's from the Fall/Winter '98 season and is a size 38 (US size 6). You can't really go wrong with a Chanel suit - it's a classic! The vibrant color prevents it from being too buttoned-up and with a Buy-it-Now price of $490, who's to argue a great lifelong investment? Not I...