Review of Amarcord in New York
Vintage is just about everywhere these days. But trust us when we tell you that quality in vintage can be hard to come by. That's why Amarcord is such a welcome delight, carrying pieces that are clean, fresh, and well merchandised. Sixty percent of the collection is sourced through Italy, France, and England, which can be seen in pieces like a white eyelet blouse by Comme des Garcons or a canary yellow cotton Gucci jacket. All the best designers are represented here at an affordable price, including Chloe circa Karl Lagerfeld’s design period, Pucci, and Chanel. For men, classic Americana and Native American pieces are key like an olive canvas vest in a woven print or a utilitarian backpack with distressed leather straps. Most items deserve two looks. One to see if you like and the second to catch all the detail. Notable looks include a YSL multicolor flamenco style wrap dress. Stare at it long enough and you realize the print is actually two ballerinas dancing. Now that's good vintage.