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We missed their star-studded (Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato are kind of big, right?) grand opening party on Wednesday, so we visited Revival Vintage this weekend. We're glad we got the chance to soak in the atmosphere and unhurriedly fondle the merchandise, though the shop had a steady stream of customers from the moment we arrived.
Revival isn't new, per se: Nikki, the owner, just moved the shop down from Sherman Oaks. It's a higher-end vintage store filled predominantly with period pieces, and a contemporary item or two thrown into the mix. There's a swoon-inducing assortment from labels including Pucci, Gucci, Christian Dior, YSL, Chanel, Hermes?on and on.
Everything in the inventory is absolutely pristine: most of the garments have simple had a little restoration, but some of the merchandise has had some subtle tweaking (higher hemlines, shorter sleeves, lower collar kind of thing).
Nikki says her typical customer is the kind of girl who's looking for a glam, one-of-a-kind piece, but who doesn't particularly want to go through the effort of finding and rehabbing vintage. Nikki's done an impressive job of scouting, restoring and presenting her treasures: You can easily imagine that, at one point, every single thing in the store was the apple of its former owner's eye. Their loss, your gain.
·Revival Vintage [Official Site]