Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Urban Outfitters Sell Designer Vintage?
Well, this is a first.
Urban Outfitters has long sold its in-house Urban Renewal line, the mini-collection made out of reconfigured vintage fabrics.
But it seems now the brand is taking its retro love up a notch.
Check out this old-school Dior plaid button-up top, newly for sale on the website.
It’s cool, sure, but a couple of things we want to know:
You can order up to 10 of the same shirt, making it a little less special than those one-of-a-kind pieces you discover in a thrift shop.
Although the style fits into Urban’s asethic, do you want to buy your vintage the same place you stock up on trendy maxi skirts and breezy dresses?
Would you spend $130 on a plaid shirt–even if it is Dior?
While Urban Outfitters is one of my favorite sites to shop, I agree with the article. When buying vintage pieces, much of the excitement lies in the fact that you don't find a rack full of the same item.