Your hometown should always stay with you. An ingrained acceptance of FitFlops and embellished velour should not.
Sever ties and check out Where I Was From, a Williamsburg-based online vintage store from Claire Lampert (former design director for Bodkin) and Darroch Putnam.
The duo stocks mostly bygone labels, though a few minimalist designer pieces make the cut. The goods are displayed on the site via fashion blogesque photography, which lets shoppers envision how they’d wear the garb (flats versus mules, with cuffed jeans or trousers).
Pair (gender and color) neutral tanks and button-up shirts with Yohji Yamamoto pants or Ralph Lauren jodhpurs. Top a Donna Karan silk shift with a boxy yellow blazer or utilitarian vest.
Heavy beaded necklaces, Ray-Ban specs, and Robert Clergerie booties accessorize your new ensemble.
So you can look polished without tempting providence.
Available online at whereiwasfrom.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Where I Was From