The Vintage Showroom

Meet The Vintage Showroom. I spent my Wednesday morning here and while my host (co-owner Doug) ran out to get us both a cup of tea (that was nice of him!) I took this little video. I have much more to say and lots of photos that I will share with you very soon. In the meantime, enjoy all of this vintage goodness.

Comments on “The Vintage Showroom

    Kim on February 11, 2010 8:35 AM:

    Beautiful. Your film is an elegant little symphony of beautifully coordinated clothing with an understated but perfectly lovely jazz backdrop. Punctuated with the sound of muffled yet well-defined footsteps–I think you and the store owner have created a miniature masterpiece.

    Pelle on February 11, 2010 9:04 AM:

    drooling over that stuff….

    Jeremiah Simmons on February 11, 2010 9:06 AM:

    $ # I T… nice stuff

    sid on February 11, 2010 9:15 AM:

    what are you babbling on about kim, i hope you are being ironic

    Penn on February 11, 2010 9:17 AM:

    I was just about to say the same thing. I hope Kim is merely making a joke.

    Matt on February 11, 2010 10:42 AM:

    Looks like my house….just kidding…not really…

    Brett on February 11, 2010 11:31 AM:

    easy now boys…

    Jamie on February 11, 2010 1:27 PM:

    Nice one Dougy!

    Thad on February 11, 2010 5:36 PM:

    Glad to see that College Scarfs are getting some play on ACL! I have a couple from my Oxford College and they are great accessories … plus, for those in the know, they give a great insight into people’s history.

    jonathan on February 11, 2010 6:38 PM:

    ive met doug a few times now. still need to get myself down to the showroom. it looks powerful. i will continue to give them my hard earned money until i officially own everything!!

    sam on February 11, 2010 9:37 PM:

    god, i miss a vintage shop where the owner picks over every piece…nyc needs a place like this today.

    aTreasuryOf on February 12, 2010 8:59 AM:

    I don’t think I could’ve trusted myself alone with all that stuff while the owner was out to fetch me tea.

    What’d you nab?

    JLee on February 12, 2010 1:20 PM:

    Looks a lot like mr freedom in LA.

    chaz on February 12, 2010 3:40 PM:

    Vintage places like that (and Mister Freedom) are humbling in the same way that ambitious books can be. Just SO MUCH COOL STUFF between four walls, or two covers.

    Paul on February 12, 2010 4:27 PM:

    This place in particular — how does one resist not buying up the whole shop??? Those schoolboy scarves — I would have bought them all. Thanks for the trip!

    Eric Channing Brewer on February 12, 2010 5:18 PM:


    I was thinking that a photo slideshow would have worked better to catch all the interesting details of the place but the video makes me feel like I was there in a virtual sense. There’s the sense of space through movement and audio that provides a certain feeling. Not being able to reach out, grab something, inspect closer and then head to the register makes a difference. Oh and that feeling…. Envy!

    GSTAG on February 12, 2010 5:49 PM:

    Never seen so much unique and beuatiful pieces in one place. Will be there for my next trip to London !

    MT on February 13, 2010 7:40 AM:

    Those jackets. Sweaters. T-shirts. How do I get them all?

    Maya on February 14, 2010 11:35 AM:



    mistermidwester on February 14, 2010 11:35 PM:

    It’s like a well-organized squirrels nest of vintage goodness. I would like to curl up in that pile of colorful sweaters and hibernate, at least until this overlong winter is retreating.

    thiswastomorrow on February 22, 2010 7:55 AM:

    What this post fails to mention is the quite astronomical prices that Doug and the guys at the showroom charge for really pretty ordinary pieces of vintage clothing- 700USD for beaten old eddie bauer jackets anyone???
    Any experienced collector/ buyer of vintage would baulk at some of the prices charged here…but I guess it is aimed at the corporate clothing designer who generally have big budgets but very little clue so what d’ya expect….

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