A Q&A With Amarcord Vintage Fashion

Fab is thrilled to premier our first collection from Amarcord in tonight’s vintage shop. A destination for vintage-lovers the world over, this New York-based fashion house boasts two retail shops and a lesser-known showroom and archive in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. Home to more than 60,000 archival pieces, this hidden gem has dressed style icons from the ladies of SATC to the girls of GIRLS. We leapt at the chance to spend an afternoon chatting with founder Patti Bordoni and getting lost in the racks of fashion’s best-kept secret.

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The ladies of Amarcord Vintage Fashion. From left to right: Arielle, Showroom Manager; Patti, Owner; and Veronica,  Director of E-Commerce 

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Summer Like You Mean It With Hipanema

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Some souvenirs are intangible, existing as memories that surface from time to time to make you smile. Parisian pals Jenny Collinet and Delphine Crech’riou met while traveling in Rio de Janeiro. Inspired by the abundance of vibrant colors and bold patterns, they founded Hipanema to translate Brazilian glamour into accessories.  

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Their newest collection, available on Fab tomorrow morning, builds upon that philosophy: that exotic destinations are just a state of mind away. From the sunny St. Tropez Bracelet to the African motif of the Dakar BraceletHipanema jewelry will turn summer staycations into brag-worthy adventures. Need more ideas? Read on, my lovelies!
 

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Fish of Feather Design Together: Lucky Fish Discusses Brooklyn’s Burgeoning Artisan Scene

In South Africa, “lucky fish” is a colloquialism for someone to be envied (like the American “lucky duck”, we gather). Jann Chiefitz, founder of the brand Lucky Fish, certainly counts herself fortunate to be part of a burgeoning community of artisans who have settled in Brooklyn and built it into something of a design mecca.

Jann moved to from South Africa nearly 20 years ago and set up shop in Brooklyn, where she continues to grow her line of clever, hand-printed tees and home goods. As a veteran of the local artisan community, Jann has witnessed firsthand the cultivation of a “made in Brooklyn” cache, which, she says, has come to apply universally to products that are “smart and stylish, yet unapologetically artisanal and local.” We spoke with Jann about her work in the context of the greater design community and how the has scene has grown, changed, and shaped her own vision.

 

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Ways to Wear Your Wildlife and More with the Twins Behind Brat&Suzie

Dancing meerkats, dapper giraffes, and mice just chilling in teacups—Brat&Suzie’s realm of cute, quirky characters is like a fairytale Wonderland with a perky, modern twist. Excited to immerse ourselves in this imaginative realm, we decided to hop across the pond (in spirit) to chat with twin sisters Charlotte and Polly Vickerey about the vision behind their brand.

You describe your line as “young, fun, and British”. What does that mean exactly?

British folks are notoriously eccentric and the Brat&Suzie twins are no exception. We appeal to women of all ages, but we are a young brand with a fresh approach to fashion in the sense that we combine our love of animals, nature, and fun with our obsession with fashion and style. Our ethos is that fashion is all about having fun with your outfits—if you walk down the street today wearing a donkey in wellies or a hippy dog on your top, you’re bound to make someone smile. 

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Pickwick & Weller Wants To Dress You Differently

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When you think about clothes with a tailored, exceptional fit, your mind does probably not associate to T-shirts. But that’s exactly what Pickwick & Weller is trying to change. Actor Ashton Kutcher, and his long-time friends Ryan Donahue and Matt Rowe, founded the young apparel brand last year in an attempt to rethink both wardrobe basics. Pickwick and Weller’s tees come in a selection of cuts and styles, and to make it extra-easy to find a perfect fit the company will deliver a kit with different styles and sizes for you to try on at home.

All this sounded intriguing to us, so naturally we jumped at the chance to throw a couple of questions at the Kutch.

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