Vintage clothes hand-picked by the Olsen twins? Yes. Please.
Words by Amy Lewis
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen have been influencing the way we dress for decades now. They may be seldom seen, but their love of black on black, oversized cuts and exquisite tailoring has transformed the wardrobes of women around the globe.
Now, things are about to get even better.
While they have spent the past few years perfecting fresh designs for their two designer clothing lines, The Row and Elizabeth and James, they’ve long shared a love of vintage wares.
So of course, it was inevitable that old and new would eventually merge. Yes, that’s right, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen are going to hand-pick vintage pieces just for you.
While Elizabeth and James shoppers in the States have already enjoyed a taster of vintage collections personally curated by them, this month sees the concept come to the UK for the first time.
Currently housed on the third floor of London’s Selfridges, the Elizabeth and James S/S18 pop-up installation offers up the label’s current and resort collections, alongside summer-ready vintage pieces that have all been hand-picked by Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen themselves.
Talking to Vogue, Mary-Kate explains: “We hand select the pieces for each installation. We have our core vintage assortment, but we look at each buy closely and choose one-of-kind items that will help tell a story around the Elizabeth and James line.”
So what’s the story in London? Expect signature cool with a retro California twist. Flowing maxi dresses paired with embroidered silk bomber jackets, khaki utility jackets and vibrant floral shirts, vintage denim and logo t-shirts; it’s truly a shopping dream come true.
Whether you’re a longtime lover of vintage shopping or new to the pre-loved game, this is the perfect time to explore a new way of shopping. The collection will be available both in store and online soon.
If only Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen could hand-pick our clothing every day of the week!
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