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New boutique The Reformation has taken the former Silho Furniture space on La Brea, just north American Rag and south of Beverly Boulevard. The brainchild of YaYa designer Yael Aflalo and Chi Bui, the shop recycles vintage by reworking pieces into contemporary dresses and separates. The LAT reports that "since the fashions are made on-site, with no exchange rates or shipping costs tacked on, shoppers can expect to spend less than $200 for a New Year's Eve outfit such as a sequined tuxedo dress ($195) or a black silk cap-sleeve, knee-length number ($195)."
Bui and a full-time seamstress not only craft from vintage, but also use new fabrics for basics, such as "gold silk tees ($115), fuchsia racer-back tanks ($95) and blue jumpers ($145) among them—that can be paired with the reshaped vintage pieces." Also in the mix: "Refashioned knitwear and vintage denim and accessories round." An NYC store will be coming in late winter, per The Pipeline.
· At the Reformation in L.A., vintage style gets a second life [LAT]