If you were wondering whether Nasty Gal Vintage had done an ‘Agathe’ (of Style Bytes… ) and disappeared for good as she is no longer a registered eBay user then fear not. Bidding on stuff and not winning them is never any fun so Sophia, the owner of Nasty Gal Vintage and has gone all e-shoppy on us. Currently, the site has not launched yet but *drumroll*….the launch date as advertised on the MySpace is indeed today on this particular Friday 13th so really this is more of a prelim post. I don’t mean to create a big fuss or anything but having checked out the image gallery of goodies that is due to go up and having been reassured that practically everything is under $100 (a price far lower than what NGV’s stuff usually fetches on the scary world of eBay…), all I can say is that I’m having the mouse at the ready. From the site holder and along with the clever styling tactics that NGV is known for, it is clear this is a vintage online boutique of new generation, a different sort to those selling genuinely decades-old pieces. The clothes are directional and for me, rather than just allocating them with a lazy ‘vintage’ label, I’d prefer to just think of them as ‘unique 2nd hand pieces’. We’re not talking run of the mill slips, checked shirts, denim or summer dresses ( the usual base stock of vintage warehouses…) nor are we talking things that look ‘retro’ but rather these are clothes that stand on their own and are introducing younger consumers to a world of vintage that suits them.
A selection of what is to come on the site…
I had the chance to procure some of NGV’s wares and with three pieces, three strands of my style seemed to come forth…
The randomness – Some Blue ‘skorts’ with a green sash which I paired with a vintage fuschia cape, American Apparel vest, Tabio fuschia knee highs, Johnny Loves Rosie oversized spongy bow, Rupert Sanderson sandals
The girliness – Oversized fuschia floral printed shirt w/ bottom tie, worn with Topshop boutique navy satin skirt, Lanvin round toe shoes, Forever 21 ruffled collar
The aggressiveness – Black velvet dress w/ lace-up back (worn back to front) with American Apparel tri-blend grey racer back vest, vintage swirly print loose jacket, Topshop necklaces worn on shoulders, SSWTR sunglasses, Sam Edelman boots
(Background images from V Magazine)
*EDIT** Hurrah! It’s live now!