While checking out the incredible accessories during a recent trip to Barneys in NYC, I was super excited to discover the recently opened Barneys Vintage Boutique, launched in November 2012. Still considered a bit of a well kept secret, the small space carries some legendary finds – like vintage Birkin, Kelly and Chanel bags, and some awesome & dramatic vintage jewelry from Chanel, YSL, Givenchy and Oscar de la Renta. There were some truly incredible pieces and ones that many fashion insiders would consider hugely sought after collector’s items. There’s just something special about stunning vintage pieces that never lose their stylish aesthetic decades after being originally produced.
And did I mention the prices?! I was shocked because they weren’t super high – or as high as you might think. I thought they were fair for the most part – especially considering the condition of the items, which was perfect. We’re talking jewelry pieces and bags that have rarely been worn (if ever in some cases) so they’re practically brand new.
Barneys Vintage Boutique can only be found at the Madison Avenue’s flagship location. Make sure to check it out next time you’re in New York – it’s a must.