Friday, July 30, 2004
Luxury Living: Vintage Clothing
Designer threads can cost thousands of dollars, but did you know used designer pieces can be just as expensive? In tonight's luxury living report, shireen sandoval takes us to a local vintage clothing store where vintage has value.
(WSVN) --Every season, models strut down the catwalk with the latest in designer duds.
Badgley Mischka, Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta... No matter who the designer is, their creations can cost thousands and even tens of thousands of dollars.
But there is an alternative.
Some fashionistas are turning to vintage clothing stores for savings.
Madeline Kirsh, C.Madeline's Store Owner: "People that want to be different, that want to be unique, want to be special, things that other people don't have and that's the only thing they can do is go to a vintage in order to get that."
At C. Madeleine's in North Miami Beach, you can find some of the most luxurious vintage clothing in the country.
Inside this 10,000 square foot store, you'll find just about any fashion and accessory item you can imagine from the past 100 years.
From this $1,800 dollar christian dior dress...To this $2,200 dollar gown from the 1930's...
Shireen: "I'm in love with your store.
Madeline: Thank you.
Shireen: "It is so fabulous, tell me a little bit about it?"
Madeline: "The difference of our store is that we're really really specialized in the fashion elite."
Here, everything is designer and one of a kind.
Stylists for Sex and the City have shopped here, so have celebrities like Lenny Kravitz and Gloria Estefan.
Madeline: "Many of these pieces are collectible. It just depends on what pieces that they're looking for."
I went looking too and found a couple of items -- a little out of my price range.
From this $2,500 dollar Roberto Cavalli cape, which Lenny Kravitz nearly bought...To this Chanel original handbag...To hats to dresses, to furniture, vintage meets luxury at this designer dreamhouse.
Madeline: "There isn't anyone who doesn't walk out of here that doesn't feel wonderful when they go to a party."
If you don't have thousands to spend, don't worry, you can find some great pieces at reasonable prices.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
C. Madeleine's Vintage
13702 Biscayne Blvd.
North Miami Beach, FL 33181