Amarcord Vintage Fashion, born in 2000, is your source for coveted Vintage Fashion handpicked from all over the world for Design & Quality.
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Amarcord Vintage Fashion is one of New York’s premiere destinations for high-end vintage clothing. With an inspired eye for fabulous pieces, the company is dedicated to bringing upscale European womenswear, menswear, and accessories to the modern fashion maven. Vintage lovers, media and the fashion industry alike all appreciate Amarcord’s stylish selection of merchandise, renowned for design, condition, quality, and wearability.
Our inventory ranges in era from Victorian to the 2000s, with a focus on European designer fashion, and features famous labels as well as great undiscovered manufacturers. These carefully selected vintage goods are found on seasonal buying trips. A focus is placed on sourcing in Italy, homeland of founders Patti Bordoni and Marco Liotta, where they find the labels and styles that made Italian fashion famous.
In addition to collectible brands such as Gucci, Fendi, Pucci, Prada, Versace, Missoni, Valentino, Ferré, Krizia, Roberta di Camerino, other upscale labels including MaxMara, Romeo Gigli, Trussardi, Basile, Byblos, Complice, and funky designers like Fiorucci and Touche, are also featured in Amarcord’s Soho boutique and on the Company’s various online venues.
Other than ‘Made in Italy’ gems, Amarcord’s selection also encompasses many coveted brands such as AlaÏa, Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior, YSL, Céline, Chloé, Hermés, Courréges, Mugler, Vivienne Westwood, Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamomoto, Comme des Garçons and more. In more recent years, the selection has expanded to include American couturiers such as Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta, Noman Norrell, Pauline Trigere, Bonnie Cashin, Claire McCardell, Diane Von Furstenberg and more.
The appeal of Amarcord translates not only to the high-end selection, it also becomes apparent in the distinctive merchandising style. Each season is treated as a complete collection, with outfit suggestions color coordinated and trend-focused, reflecting the fashion moods of the moment. Amarcord marries today’s trends with the styles of the past. Offering customers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience and an unparalleled selection of amazing finds, Amarcord marries a consciousness of both today’s leading trends and those of eras past.
From managing numerous cutting-edge night clubs during the New-Wave era, to writing for a collection of underground music magazines, to helming her own record label, Patti Bordoni has always been fascinated with the innovative and unconventional. In 1991, Patti moved to New York. Navigating through her interests, whether in fashion, music, or art, her passion for vintage clothing remained a constant and flourished into a business. The son of a tailor, Marco Liotta’s interest in fashion is life-long. His background has always been in retail. He traveled the world establishing markets for a major Italian retailer and moved to New York in 1999 where he met Bordoni. A year later, Amarcord was born.
In 2000 the first storefront of Amarcord Vintage Fashion opened in the East Village (now closed). In 2002, the business expanded to a second retail location on Bedford Avenue in the then-developing neighborhood of Williamsburg, at the time a hotbed of cutting edge culture. Continuing a tradition of excellence and innovation in the vintage clothing market, Amarcord opened a flagship store on Lafayette Street in Soho in 2006 (closed in 2016). In 2016, the Williamsburg location remained, and was renovated into an ultra-mod luxury boutique. It hosts a pristine collection of men’s and women’s designer, collectible and runway-inspirational pieces as well as exceptionally curated vintage garments and accessories.
In addition to its retail storefront, Amarcord operates a vintage Showroom/Archive, hosting one of the most extensive libraries of vintage clothing and accessories in the US. A treasure trove of more than 50,000 unique pieces from around the globe, the space features items from every style and era starting from the Victorian period up to the early 2000’s. The constantly replenished stock includes garments, footwear, bags, jewelry and other accessories – each individually scouted and hand-selected. Available by appointment only, the Archive is open to designers, stylists, media, TV and film productions, and other fashion industry professionals looking to draw creative inspiration from unforgettable clothing.