“Old clothes are old friends.” – Coco Chanel
I’m a fashion rebel. I love clothes, but dislike how fashion designers dictate trends. I don’t read Vogue or other fashion magazines. I don’t shop in department stores or malls. I think spending money on clothing that will be out of style in six months is terribly wasteful. And I’m aggravated by how the fashion industry shows little regard for the environment. But I appreciate creativity, individuality and personal style. I love searching for special vintage items and the challenge of wearing them in a stylish and modern way. I marvel at the attention to detail that went into their creation and patient manufacture. Vintage clothing has history…it has soul. And I feel good that wearing vintage is green™.
Chelsea Girl features a tightly curated selection of fashion-forward items that defy the notion that vintage is retro. You will never see anything costume-y or mediocre (if I see one more synthetic prom dress, I will gag) nor will it be restricted to designer items (I’ve never been a label snob.) Chelsea Girl is in SoHo, NYC, a fashion epicenter, and I spot the newest trends on the street way before the designers, who buy my vintage pieces for “inspiration.” I’m hyper-motivated to find the best stuff, and after being in the business for 20 years, am finicky: I would never sell something that I wouldn’t wear myself.
Chelsea Girl has been featured in Vogue, Elle, The New York Times, New York Magazine, The New York Post, Time Out, Gotham, and many other publications. Our celebrity clientele includes Penelope Cruz, Rachel Zoe, Demi Moore, Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Kirsten Dunst, Renee Zellweger, Claire Danes, Debbie Harry, Patti Smith, Kristen Wiig, Molly Ringwald, Sheryl Crowe, Miley Cyrus, Natalie Cole, Kelly Lynch, Naomi Campbell, and Bjork.
I hope you appreciate my sense of style and the items that I’ll be selling. I’m a pretty simple, casual girl. I admire the styles of the 30s and the 70s. I wear a lot of denim. I love mixing textures. I always prefer natural fibers. And I’m obsessed with handbags. That’s me in the photos above, with my best friend, David Munk, the most stylish person I know, who starred with me in the groundbreaking Sundance series, “Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys.”
“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say,
and not giving a damn.”