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Over the weekend an evening fire quietly destroyed Malin Landaeus's archive of vintage clothing located just a block from her N. 6th Street eponymous shop in Williamsburg. Landaeus—well-known among lovers of vintage clothing—isn't just a shopkeeper. For years, her exquisite collection of antique and vintage womenswear has been a go-to New York source for editorial shoots, designer research and inspiration, and stylists looking for the really unique. Now, much of it has been damaged or destroyed. Still cleaning up after the tragedy, Landaeus is inviting designers and stylists to pick up salvaged inspiration pieces at—literally—fire sale prices. Inquiries can be directed to the shop, which is open as usual.
Our hearts go out to Landaeus and we will keep you posted on a possible benefit fashion show that is in the works.
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