Is this the best vintage site ever?

26 February 2010

It's an odd mixture of high trash and extreme glamour that makes eighties Chanel jewellery so damn damn appealing. And while eBay (bless them) have a fair selection of branded chains and earrings, the best site in the world for vintage Chanel (currently available are a Chanel Cassette vs Record belt from 2004 and a vintage gold Chanel nameplate necklace, plus bags of CC clip-ons) is www.ClaireInc.com. “Claire Inc leaps shopping aisles in a single bound,” they boast. “Claire Inc finds it if you can't. Claire Inc is land down under. Claire Inc is nouvelle vague.” Run by a stylist called Belinda Humphris out of Adelaide, Australia, the site specialises in 'inaccessible designer vintage' sourced from America. It's quite a reach for us grabby Brits, but sometimes, for the good stuff, you have to go the long way round.

- Eva Wiseman

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