There are several vintage sales happening within a few blocks of each other in the Garment District. One of them is being hosted by Vivienne Tam, a Chinese-American designer. Her brand is very well known for blending Chinese and American designs and cultural aesthetics. She mainly does dresses but has other ready-to-wear clothing as well.
Sabrina has our report:
“This particular sale is for her vintage pieces from previous years and collections. Most of the items I saw were sample sizes but there were a few items available in other sizes as well. The dresses were beautiful – lovely fabrics, silhouettes, colors – and there was a nice variety of cocktail, party, dressy, and formal. A few had flaws, so be sure to inspect for slight tears and rips.
All the dresses were in one room. There was a second room with other apparel. I was unable to check out the second room because the sale was scheduled to end at 6 and I arrived at 5:50 PM. While they gladly let me in, I didn’t want to overstay my welcome. Because I wasn’t able to make the full rounds during my first visit, I’m planning to return for the last day of the sale. I am not sure if prices will be marked down any further. If not, that’s okay because I thought the pricing was really good.
Items are color-coded based on price, which ranges from $30 to $150. That is phenomenal for this brand, considering retail prices are in the hundreds to thousands!!
There were also 3-4 boxes of handbags (leather, fabric, straw) – all were $20!
I got three dresses and a bag. I can’t wait to go back!” – Sabrina Theresa
Where/When: 580 Eighth Ave, 17th Fl (btwn 38th and 39th St). July 22nd to July 26th; (10AM – 6PM Daily)