Wednesday, July 1, 2009

1stDibs.com Expands into Vintage Couture Clothes


The eight-year-old 1stdibs.com is adding vintage couture and designer clothes to its existing selection of some of the best antiques from major dealers in the U.S. and abroad.

The site expanded its repertory last year when it added estate and fine jewelry, and today broadens further with the introduction of vintage clothes. “Our roots were antiques and 20th century furniture because that is something I have a real passion for personally,” said Michael Bruno, founder and president of 1stdibs.com. “As the business began to develop, I realized that I really liked working with individual, entrepreneurial customers…usually the type of person that has a higher level of sensitivity towards things and appreciates design and can benefit from a business like ours.”

Bruno recruited Clair Watson, the antique and vintage clothing expert and former couture director at auction house Doyle New York, to oversee the new section.

For the launch, the site is working with established vintage clothing dealers like Resurrection, The Way We Wore, Paper Bag Princess, Torso, Katy Kane, Lynn Bann, Marlene Wetherell, Vintage Luxury, Postscript, Rare Vintage and Createurs de Luxe, the go-to source for vintage Herm├Ęs handbags.

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2 comments:

Precious and Pink said...

yes! I am so in love with vintage and 1st dibs is so much fun!

TERI REES WANG said...

Ooohhh...! oh, my..