Get your vintage fix at Nastygal.com
From oversized lumber jack shirts (just add wet look leggings) to 80s sequinned dresses and signature eco cotton totes; Nasty Gal ‘for the discerning fashionista’ is currently my virtual second home.
A relatively new company, Sophia Amoruso founded Nasty Gal in 2006 and is lucky enough to be based in the vintage goldmine that is San Francisco. A rather talented little lady, Amoruso is also the owner of Sophia Amoruso photography.
Not only has the slick, simplistic and very contemporary design of Nasty Gal’s website caught my fickle eye but the amazing calibre of hand selected vintage items has left me close to drooling. With such a fantastic range – everything from original 80s fabulously cut drape dresses to must-have ‘Cosby sweaters’ and the most covetable of leather jackets; a shop in the UK would simply tear up the London vintage market.
Check out the Nasty Gal blog and unusually (and refreshingly) you wont see a lot of wordy posts but a snapshot of all of the phenomenally styled upcoming garms and accessories winging their way to the site. With a lookbook on its way too, things are looking ever optimistic for this growing and hugely successful site as a firm vintage favourite. And let’s face it, with not much competition out there excluding vintage mecca’s Absolute Vintage, candy says and Beyond Retro (whose website incidentally has had an amazing re-design); Nasty Gal are hot footing it to success with a fully transactional website.
Which leads me into delivery. The great news – Nasty Gal ship, not too costly, worldwide and offer free delivery on orders over $150 (approx £92). The downside – it would appear that this offer is only available to US customers and with vintage items being non-returnable, make sure you heed their advice on checking your measurements match theirs. Thankfully, they’ve been kind enough to post a pretty comprehensive fit guide too.
The perfect destination to get your fix of super cool vintage or new clothing, accessories and sunglasses a la American Apparel, Nasty Gal may not be the cheapest at ranging from $18 to $295 – but you definitely get what you pay for. It’s clear to see that this range really has been hand selected, cutting hours off your Portobello and Camden market rummaging and putting an end to ‘I saw it first’ cat-fights.
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