Shop Like A Pro: Fiona Kotur Marin's Top 5 Websites For Vintage Shopping
We featured Fiona Kotur Marin—founder of eponymous handbag and accessories brand, Kotur—on our August 2016 cover of Hong Kong Tatler, where we had the chance to shoot (and rummage through) her wardrobe. With drawers full of vintage jewellery and accessories, and rails of clothing ranging from new season Givenchy to vintage finds, it was every fashion-savvy woman's dream.
In the midst of lusting over pieces by Chanel and Kenneth Jay Lane, we just had to ask the fashion maven where she sources all her vintage treasures. She shares some of her favourite websites below:
“This website is a vast bank of resources. I can find anything there, and it’s the best when you have something specific in mind. I have yet not to find what I’m looking for.”
2/5 Shrimpton Couture
“What I love about Shrimpton Couture is that all the clothes and accessories are edited by the founder and owner Cherie and her brilliant team. Cherie has an amazing eye and I love her assortment of vintage finds. I read her blog regularly and follow her Instagram account religiously.”
3/5 A Second Chance Resale
“This is a consignment store on the Upper East Side of Manhattan that has been a go-to for me for a long time. They have a great yet limited selection, so you have to act quickly if you see something you like as it doesn’t stay online or in the shop for very long. They have a lot of beautiful vintage Chanel jewellery.”
4/5 Vestiaire Collective
“Vestiaire Collective has a wide assortment. Everything from gently used clothes and accessories from recent seasons to vintage one-of-a-kind-pieces. I’ve been lucky on this website and have found some great things. They have a dedicated team of experts in France that authenticates every item sold on their site.”
5/5 Sylvia Pine Uniquities
“Sylvia Pine Uniquities, a tiny, quirky store on New York’s Lexington Avenue, has been there since I was a school girl and I have many fond memories poking around in there when I was younger. I bought my first vintage evening bag from this store as a college student, long before the internet! Now she has a website, but she's a little old-school and doesn't post her products online. I usually communicate with her via email if there’s something specific I’m looking for."
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