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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Q&A With Mod Radio: Putting the ‘Rad’ In Radios (And More)

If there’s one classic song that captures the gist of Mod Radio’s mission, it’s “Stayin’ Alive,” by the Bee Gees. Armed with experience in electronics and fiber optics, founder Jon Almeda enables outdated objects to “stay alive” by rewiring them as speaker systems that hook up to mp3 players and iPods. And the encore? Every speaker preserves the special, retro design details that vintage collectors know and love. It’s tantamount to having your cake and eating it, too.

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In addition to classic radios, Mod Radio also works magic on relics like cameras and globes—all of which are available here on Fab. Tune in to our conversation with Almeda, the rock star who makes it all possible.

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A Q&A with the Queen Bee of Honey Rose & K

To some of us, antlers and mid-century modern design might seem like an odd combination. To designer Meredith Piccin, it sounds like home, home on the range—just ask the framed deer antlers above her headboard. These two obsessions gave birth to the Oh Deer collection, which combines paint-dipped antler tips with vintage found objects like brooches, rhinestone earrings, and more treasures salvaged from thrift and flea markets. image

Based out of her Columbus, OH studio, Piccin works with a small team to create jewelry that doesn’t discriminate between the trendsetter and the free-spirited individual. We recently had the chance to pick her brain to see what goes into Honey Rose & K’s buzzworthy creations (available on Fab).

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Uncle Nat’s Clock

As an editor at Fab, I see a lot of fun, quirky, innovative, and exciting designs. Actually, I see a lot of designs, period—over the course of an average week, I’ll read copy that describes at least 900 different items. But it’s not every day that one of those items was designed by a member of my family.

I was editing the copy for the Auroras Dagger sale in tonight’s Vintage shop when a phrase jumped out at me: Nathan George Horwitt Clock. Excitedly, I opened the images folder and scrolled through lamps, tableware, cameras, and hat boxes, until I found what I was looking for—Uncle Nat’s clock, also known as the Movado Museum Watch.

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The Modern Historic: A Vintage Getaway Collection

We New Yorkers are looking for an escape. Somewhere exotic, enchanting, and definitely somewhere warm. So we’re booking a trip with husband and wife team Kristen Lindholm and Nicholas Dewey’s The Modern Historic. A frequent Fab favorite on Vintage Mondays, the vintage purveyor of fashion and furnishings represents the best and boldest designs from the 1940s through 1960s. Tonight’s tropically tempting collection has been curated with resort vacations in mind, and being that they’re headquartered in Palm Beach, Florida, they know a thing or two about fun in the sun. Tell us more Kristen…

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What’s the history of The Modern Historic? 

We have always been collecting items from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Growing up on Long Island, I would travel into the New York City to go vintage clothing shopping at Antique Boutique, Andy’s Cheepies, and Screaming MiMi’s. Nick has collected records and vintage clothing since he was a teenager. We got together when we were both 20 years old and have been collecting ever since. We were always into 1950s-1960s era items and have refined our taste over time. We collected so much that at one point decided to start selling it and turn it into a business.

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