Other than NCJWLA employees the only people who get a sneak peak into the “Best of the Best” sales are a handful of “V.I.P’s”. This very small group is mostly composed of vintage buyers who purchase items to be sold at expos, boutiques, and to designers. Each of these unique people has a different eye and in watching them weekly I get an idea of the current market for vintage clothing and the variety of niche customers. One buyer likes Lacroix inspired clothes from the 80’s another clutches from the 60’s. Here is an overview of one buyer’s picks from a sale at the Pico store.
This 1988 American Vogue Cover (Anna Wintour’s first) is what I picture the buyers ideal client/muse to be