The British high street store is best known worldwide at the moment for its Kate Moss for Topshop collection, but now the fast fashion retailer is set to launch a Archive today devoted to one-of-a-kind vintage finds according to the WWD.
Topshop.com will carry Lanvin, ChloÃ© and Dior’s pieces from the Sixties and Seventies, as well as introducing customers to London labels from the era, such as Lee Bender for Bus Stop, Biba, Mary Quant, Jean Veron, Ossie Clarke and Strawberry Studio. Alongside detailed pictures of the garments, which buyers have sourced everywhere from vintage fairs to eBay.
There will also be biographies of the designers to show the items significance in the fashion time line. “We wanted to look at the history of these designers, and become an authority on vintage fashion,” said Clare Daws, a buyer for topshop.com. “We want people to understand and respect that these garments are one-offs,” she said.
The prices will start at about US$131 for a minidress and running up to US$1,000 for an Ossie Clarke gown. So keep your eyes peeled to the Topshop Archive section of their website for some must-have vintage buys.
This follows in the footsteps of Topshop’s UK rival, Miss Selfridge who also sell vintage fashion pieces on their website, albeit just for the UK shoppers.