Eluxury.com Now Selling Men’s Vintage
First it was Yoox.com. Then it was TopShop.com. And now, the latest of the luxury online retailers, Eluxury.com is carrying a selection of vintage clothing for men. Men’s buyer Caroline Goodman purchased the pieces from La Rosa Vintage, a long standing vintage boutique on San Francisco’s famous Haight St. She talks to the owner of La Rosa, a colorful vintage collector from Berlin, about vintage and La Rosa’s history in a video.
The collection includes men’s sport jackets, shirts from the ’50s to the ’70s, jackets and ties all from the ’40s to the ’70s. And the dapper model looks pretty spectacular in a sharkskin smoking jacket.
I’m sure many stylish men will want to check out the collection. But when I showed the collection to my husband, a vintage lover as well, he stated “WTF! $400 for a shirt?”. Enough said.
Yes the pieces are very nice, but I think the prices may be a tad high. On one hand, I know that men’s vintage is much rarer than women’s. It is impossible to find high quality vintage for men, so men’s vintage sellers have an advantage in their markup.
Of course, Eluxury.com is owned by LVMH so maybe their customers expect to pay such prices. I just don’t know many men who have the money, or who lack enough style and resourcefulness, that would pay that much for a shirt.
What do you think? Is Eluxury.com’s vintage worth the price tag?