Vintage fashion, at least for me, has always been about fantasy: the fantasy of the vintage pieces themselves; the fantasy of designers and design houses; and the fantasy of their historical and cultural manifestations in cinema, society, theater, literature, music, and photography.
I opened Marlene Wetherell Vintage fashion in the early 2000s in Chelsea, New York, with the goal of presenting rare, yet wearable designer pieces — a curated selection that would always feel exceptionally at home in the present.
I love seeing the ways my clients find value in these pieces— whether they’re wearing them in their daily lives, styling them in shoots, or using them as inspiration for one of their own designs.
Watching this blissful juxtaposition of old and new in fresh and exciting ways has helped me develop my own point of view as a curator and collector.
I’ve now brought my store online because it’s no longer just “fashion insiders” who need an inspiring vintage source, and it’s my sincere hope that—whether you’re casually browsing or seriously collecting—you’ll find something special and inspiring.