I Spy: Decadestwo Pop-Up Shop

October 1, 2009 by Lila Delilah

We’ve all heard of Decades, the famous LA vintage store. You know, the place where all the stars go for their red carpet regalia, Rachel Zoe’s first stop for fabulous finds, and Tom Ford’s go-to store when he needs to fill in his achieves. Decades may be as familiar as a freeway to those living on the west coast but has always been a bit of an enigma to us New Yorkers.

The mystery is over, Decadestwo–less vintage, more last seasons treasures– has landed in Soho for a limited time. What will you find? Spied: $1,100 Christian Louboutin shoes that are $390, $2,900 red Chanel quilted bag for $1,900, and a classic Chanel suit jacket is $1,000 from $2,400. Most key items like Chanel bags are 60% off retail but most ready-to-wear is 75% off retail.

Decadestwo is a consignment store but many of the store’s items still have the original tags and were never worn. We picked up half a dozen shoes –most looked like they were barely tired on, forget about worn. Christos Garkinos, the owner of Decadestwo, gave us a tour of the pop-up shop and told us stories of women calling with 30 unused Chanel bags, ladies with unworn $14,000 couture dresses and celebrities in need of closet space. Problesm we wish we had!

The items chosen for Decadestwo are curated with the most keen fashion eye. Don’t expect to find a tattered Marc By Marc Jacobs sweater but do expect to find key Lanvin, important YSL and iconic Prada– all in perfect condition and for very affordable prices.

The sale opens to the public on Friday and runs through Sunday. Stock will be frequently replenished and if you don’t see something you’re yearning for –ask. Chances are, Christos has a source. Never again will we shop retail for Chanel. At first lust, call Christos!

Decadestwo Soho

Friday, Oct. 2 to Sunday, Oct.4

79 Greene Street, upstairs @ Kiki de Montparnasse

Friday and Saturday 11am to 7pm, Sunday 12pm to 5pm

Image credit: Racked