VMAGAZINE.COM EXCLUSIVE: ALLAN & SUZI OPEN UP TO ALEXA KAROLINKSI ABOUT FASHION, BUSINESS, AND THEIR LOYAL CELEB CLIENTELE
Right down the street from our offices, at 237 Centre St, is a treasure chest full of treasure chests: a resource for designers, stylists, capital-F fashion enthusiasts, and vintage-loving celebrities. Allan & Suzi is—YES, it is—the best vintage store in New York, and possibly the world. So, you've heard of it, you've knocked on the door (and waited, and knocked again, untill Allan or Suzi let you in), you've been saving up for that Galliano gown worn in Sex and the City or the Norma Kamali towel dress. And you've even bought a Moschino belt or three, a paper Margiela boot, and some of the danglers in the sparkling jewelry case. I'm sorry, but you just haven't had the full experience until you've talked to these two, and watched the cable-access channel that started the store, back in 1993. Some episodes are available now (and more will be later) on VFILES.
DIRECtion ALEXA KAROLINSKI EDITing SOPHIE CORRA SOUND BENJAMIN NIMKIN MUSIC ANDREA SCHIAVELLI SPECIAL THANKS ANNA CHERUBINO