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The internet tells me that it is officially Spring time now. This means that though it may still be too early to start wearing your favorite pair of formal shorts, you can start reintroducing color into your wardrobe.  Nothing says “I am ready to see the sun again” like the designs of Emilio Pucci. In my experience vintage Pucci is light-weight and vibrant, it brings to mind smiling, tan, “rebel aristocrat” Italian girls. Pucci is one of the brands I find very sporadically in our stores but I am excited to share a few of the pieces I have encountered as of late:

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A super rare Pucci velvet draw-string purse from our Canoga Park store

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Cotton skirt suits from our Granville store

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Irving Penn x Versace

No offense to Donatella but I feel like the Versace brand got a little murky after the untimely death of Gianni Versace. By the time I was getting into fashion, Versace was associated with “bling” and their designs were hard to differentiate from other glamorous Italian brands like Dolce & Gabbana. It has really taken this wave of vintage Versace donations we have gotten in the Ebay office to make me appreciate the work of the brands originator.

There is no other word for it . . .vintage Versace is SICK (in the best way possible). From what I have seen Gianni Versace is not afraid of being more artistic at the expense of being obviously sexy. The hems are longer than what you might expect and drape the body in a way that reminds me forcibly of contemporary Japanese fashion. Below are a few of my favorite items that have come across my desk:

 

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