If you haven't figured it out yet, the Retail Therapy at 515 East 72nd Street/Miraval Living is highly curated. What I mean by this is that a lot of thought and passion went into the brand selection. Not only does the brand mix have some degree of a UES following, but it also is designed to expose the consumer to collections/designers they may not have not yet experienced. Like I said in an earlier post, same old, same old is just boring. This is why that I felt it was important to include vintage in the mix. You get your bag fix from Hooch Bags and then can find the best vintage dresses and jewelry from JBM Vintage.
JBM was founded by two fab UES fashionista's, Jennifer Bandier and Lori Margolis who realized that their neighborhood was devoid of glam vintage resources. Sure there are a few great vintage institutions on the UES, but none which bring a truly contemporary viewpoint to the UES girl. Yes, JBM has some gorgeous couture pieces, but what they pride themselves on is finding the oh-so fashionable styles from eras past that just seem to fit into the Scoop and Intermix shopper's closet with ease. They also are beyond service oriented and will spend time not only selling you their fab merchandise, but will also teach you how to style vintage...in other words, they help you figure out how to make it truly current. It's that Carrie Bradshaw thing...90% of the clothes she wore were vintage finds that Sex And The City stylist, Patricia Field altered and mixed and matched so that she always looked modern with a little throwback edge.
If you haven't discovered vintage yet, I promise you are missing out. Why do you always want to look the same as everyone else? Vintage allows you to be unique, to wear the one-of-a-kind piece that everyone oggles...JBM's assortment is so fab that you will absolutely cut through the noise in one of their chic dresses. JBM Vintage is sure to be a BIG draw at the Retail Therapy event, so be sure to stop by...Jennifer and Lori will be there to not only educate you, but also make you look drop dead gorgeous!!!
For more on JBM Vintage, check out the article I wrote about them for BlackBook Magazine.