Where to find: Check totalrecallvintage.com for upcoming dates
Nic Fit Vintage
The look: This is one of the few shops that offers just as many options for men as well as women. For the guys, think racks on racks of hard-to-find band shirts, along with street wear and a range of limited-edition Starter jackets and snap-back hats. For women, think a very of-the-moment style of revivalism: the ‘90s. “We love that era — the music, the culture, the fashion (well, some of it),” says Nicole Hoffecker, who co-owns Nic Fit with Sergio Aguila. “Another decade that surely influences us daily is the ‘70s: paisley, bell bottoms, the music, velvet, and so on.”
Unique buys: For women, a selection of caftans and kimonos. “For men, right now it’s vintage Miami Heat gear; jackets, T-shirts, snapbacks from the early ‘90s. They’ve always had the best logo in the NBA,” says Aguila.
Where to find: NicFitVintage.com, and this Saturday night’s Wynwood Art Walk, at Style Market Miami at the intersection of Northwest Second Avenue and 23rd Street.
The look: A grab-bag of men’s and women’s apparel from across the decades. This pop-up is the handiwork of Jason Jimenez, co-owner of Sweat Records, blogger, event promoter, and all-around guy about town. The women’s stock comes from the late-‘00s liquidation of Rag Trade, a now-defunct store that sold gently worn new and vintage clothing in Morningside. The rest comes from Jimenez’s own admitted personal borderline hoarding over the years, in an attempt to make room and downsize for a recent move.
Unique buys: Funky, shiny, floor-length maxi dresses from the late ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, for $30 or much less; baby carriages, art books, vintage furniture, and more.
Where to find: By appointment in Miami’s Upper Eastside. Call Jimenez at 305-302-8053, or e-mail email@example.com