Our Stories

  • Sustainable  –  Unique  –  Accessible  –  Quality  –  Timeless   Sustainable By shopping vintage (second hand, thrift, etc) and choosing to reuse an item already in existence, you reduce your footprint in several ways: Extending the life of an item lessens it’s impact. Think of it as a formula:  product footprint =…

  • All of our vintage footwear is handmade of the highest quality leather available.   Unlike shoes made today in our current “throwaway fashion” trends, which may only last a few months, the shoes we carry were made in an era where footwear was an investment and meant to last for years, not just one season.…

  • Reworked & Hand-Dyed Along with the unaltered vintage threads in our store, we also carry a collection of beautiful silk & cashmere items hand-dyed by Malin.  This collection arose out of a desire to add value to items otherwise considered trash.  Through the years, Malin would come across beautiful vintage…

  • On Wednesday, Jun 7th, we marked our 10 Year Anniversary with a gathering at our store. We invited all our friends, family & customers to come celebrate, and served bubbles & bites to all who came. It’s no small feat to be a small, family-owned business in New York City, and especially in…

  • On Saturday, January 21st, Malin, Nova and two other members of our staff joined the millions of women (and male allies) who attended the Women’s March on Washington D.C.  The experience of be surrounded by so many people peacefully protesting & demanding equal rights for everyone was overwhelmingly powerful for us…

  • This poem was written for and dedicated to Malin, by our beloved Mariehøne. Marie has many talents, but to name just a few, she is an accomplished poet, and she is the founder of We Make Peace, a non-profit organization which provides schools with peace education for children. Marie worked for…

  • The Origin of Malin Landaeus’s Vintage Collections From a very young age, Malin had been obsessed with fashion.  She would help her mom get dressed for work, play “store” with her friends and save up to buy coveted jeans by collecting bottles for deposit return. By the time Malin moved to…

  • We have been long-time residents of Williamsburg and over the years, we’ve compiled a list of tried & true favorites with some local flavor.  (W-burg residents, stay tuned for another story to come soon with recommendations for other things such as shoemakers, tailors, health practitioners, & where to work out.) Restaurants…

  • Malin says: “Instead of 2 2/3 cornstarch I used 2 cups tapioca, 2/3 arrowroot and 2/3 cornstarch in my most recent batch. I also used 3 1/2 white rice flour and 1/2 sweet brown rice flour. Everything else I kept the same as above”. Common Substitutions You can use these if you have a…

  • a.k.a. FIKA* In 2010, when I began working full-time with Malin at the store, we decided to create a special, weekly event to which we could invite friends to come visit and not feel obligated to shop.  Since then, we have offered Afternoon Tea every Sunday, featuring several different kinds of…

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