So I was delighted when Kingdom of Style [cheers!] highlighted the online vintage store Vagabond NYC. Vagabond's selection is decidedly more upmarket (read: branded) with vintage Givenchy, Pierre Cardin, Thierry Mugler, Valentino, Loewe (above), Helmut Lang (below) and even very on-trend Stephen Sprouse.
Prices aren't always cheap here but, as a general rule, vintage designer is still decidedly cheaper than buying the new stuff. I also like to console myself that the chances of running into a cheap China rip-off are drastically reduced too :)
Here are some of my faves:
YSL watercolour floral dress - US$278
Geoffrey Beene 60s taffeta dress - US$510
80s Christian Dior belt with snakeskin detail - US$78 (MINE!)
Ann Demeulemeester leather shirt - US$98