posted by: freePOrnaoa in General on May 21st, 2009
I’ve long admired Rabbits, a vintage store in Williamsburg, and recently went in to check out their spring findings.
New York Magazine, bastion of all things slightly above-bourgeois, has high words for the small shop.
“Owner Saori Kuno, a former fashion designer, travels several times each year to Italy, France, and her native Japan, where she combs the countryside for elderly women willing to part with the vintage kimonos her shop has become known for. (Her Brooklyn customers love them for lounging.) Kuno gravitates toward eclectic items easily paired with current trends. This might translate to a forties feather-topped red cloche, a graphic-print Chinese dress from the fifties, or a cream lace gown with a drop waist circa 1970.”
Well, for me, it translates most importantly into rows and rows of undiscovered, un-Manhattanite-picked-over gems of great spring shoes, like these light boots and pumps:
And funky pumps like these, including the classic captoed look just begging to be paired with a wild little fur jacket for cool summer nights:
And cool metallics like these:
And here is what the store looks like:
How I love shopping in Williamsburg, where you won’t be trampled by a herd of sample salers and where funky vintage shops or smart little boutiques are the norm.