There’s something about a vintage luxury bag vs. a new one that makes you not look quite like the snob you truly might be. A new “it” bag from Ginza?
But a Chanel bag in smugde-free gold circa 1982?
GURL you got sense!
It’s the power of the aura of vintage + your feigned knowledge on the history of the piece, non?
Junna Mori, the owner and buyer of Qoo is herself kind of like a time traveler from Pleasantville. With a pinned up swirl of strawberry blonde hair and a vintage inspired wardrobe, she speaks in such a coy and polite manner I fret that I sound and move like a boar as I stomp around the store. Her shop girls in Tokyo are already getting famous for their pinup girl looks and vibe, and the Osaka store doesn’t disappoint (men, you might enjoy “shopping for your girlfriend” here).
I love the interior of this shop, all done by Junna and her crew, including making the wallpaper look weathered on purpose, and an homage to the “Coco Chanel spiral staircase”.
“I imagine Coco sitting there, watching the girls in her designs coming down the stairs. Even the pieced mirror is like the one supposedly in her home. My father helped me build this one tho,” Junna said.
The place was already teeming with customers and %#$€x?! my red vinyl Chanel tote sold just minutes before I arrived >_<
I recommend looking for the vintage Moschino bags and Chanel sneakers.
And if you’re like “Fuck you, Misha, I WANT to buy new bags!” Well fine, just be sure to get in Chanel and Hermes because like Apple products, the resale price on those things are super high. Think of it all as an investment.