Shop Nasty Gal's Vintage Chanel Collection This Holiday Season — PHOTOS
If you happen to have $4,000 lying around but can't decide what to spend it on, boy do I have news for you: Nasty Gal has released a vintage Chanel collection, consisting of a line of bags, accessories, and clothing. Standout pieces include that famous microkini worn first by Stella Tennant in 1996, and more recently by Miranda Kerr (though the piece was modernized, AKA less skimpy than the original) for a '90s throwback shoot with British fashion magazine i-D. Also included is a snowboard — complete with bindings — and, my personal favorite, this gloriously late '80s/early '90s velvet waist bag which is certainly not a fanny pack. Come on, let's admit it: fanny packs are super handy and totally deserve to come back into fashion.
With the revival of '80s and '90s fashion, it's fantastic that collections like this one exist to give fans of vintage clothing the opportunity to purchase designer pieces. Even Vogue editor Franca Sozzani admits that fashion is cyclical in nature, and the trends that are out one day will be in the next. So while spending a cool $1,950 on that fanny pack — sorry, waist bag— I mentioned above would have been more ridiculous than this GIF is cute fifteen years ago, it seems totally reasonable today, because fanny packs are in, darn it. Though even I, a fanny pack aficionado, would be hard pressed to justify spending that much on a bag when I could buy this bodycon mermaid gown instead, which speaks even more completely to my fashion fetishes.
The collection includes signature Chanel pieces, like this blazer:
Vintage Chanel Leonela Checkered Blazer, $1,450, nastygal.com
And this bag:
Vintage Chanel 2.55 Silver Leather Bag, $4,750, nastygal.com
If the pieces from Nasty Gal's collection are out of your price range but you still want to channel a '90s supermodel, online retailers are here, as ever, to save the day. Let's take a look:
1. Peekaboo Vintage
Vintage 1990's Black Neon Lattice Body Con Dress, $67.11, peekaboovintage.com
Part of the ASOS marketplace, Peekaboo Vintage offers '80s and '90s-era bags, clothing and accessories. Based in the UK, they ship internationally.
2. Mod Cloth
A Genuine And A Scholar Skirt, $39.99, modcloth.com
1992 Versace Leopard Denim, $1,800, archivevintage.com
According to the about page, Archive specializes in designer pieces from the '60s-'90s. The prices? Totally reasonable for gems like this Versace leopard print denim set from 1992.
4. Adored Vintage
Efflorescent Dress, $98.00, adoredvintage.com
With a collection ranging from pre-'20s to post '70s, Adored Vintage offers an excellent selection of mid-century vintage for those who prefer chiffon over neon.
90' Plaid Button Down Grunge Skirt, $48.00, etsy.com
AndVintageClothing offers "A finely tuned selection of vintage clothing, shoes and accessories for women and men —mostly from the '90s — with an emphasis on minimalist, grunge, sportswear and avant garde clothing."
6. James Rowland Shop
JRS Dual Strap Chunk Heel Sandals, $130.00, etsy.com
Perfect for the vintage shoe lover, James Rowland Shop boasts an impressive collection of chunky '90s platforms.
7. Feeling Vague Vintage
Lisa Frank Kawaii Glitter Handmade Platform Ankle Boots, $188.00, etsy.com
If you're a fan of the '90s rave craze, this is the site for you. Feeling Vague Vintage offers the best of '90s cyber fashions alongside contemporary vintage-inspired pieces.
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