Vintage and fine arts dealers’ site 1stdibs is working with Todd Oldham for an exclusive archive collection in partnership with Decades.
The marketplace firm and Decades will be hosting an event in the Decades store in Los Angeles on Tuesday to showcase the partnership, exhibition and sales event. Celebrity stylist Elizabeth Stewart — best known for working with Cate Blanchett, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence and Julia Roberts — will cohost the event.
Included in the collection of 40 fashion items is a selection of sexy slipdresses, animal prints and dresses with sheer panels. All were part of Todd Oldham‘s Nineties runway fashion looks. Prices for the pieces range from $350 to $2,400.
According to 1stdibs, “The fashion industry is currently experiencing a Nineties fashion revival, and so much of Todd Oldham’s aesthetic is particularly relevant today.”
Earlier this year, 1stdibs partnered with the Edie Parker brand for a selection of exclusive pieces vintage-inspired clutches and handbags. Designer Brett Heyman founded the Edie Parker brand in 2010.
While there’s been a slowdown in luxury sales in the U.S., in part due to fewer tourists, 1stdibs chief executive officer David Rosenblatt says he’s been seeing growth in luxury purchases from the emerging markets. Many of those consumers are high-net-worth shoppers who have a taste for high-end design, jewelry and fashion.
Most items on its site have been centered primarily on works of art and high-end antiques, and buyers often are interior designers or architects. Sometimes buyers are museums looking to fill out a collection or display.
The site more recently has been growing its women’s vintage couture and jewelry and accessories offerings. And while it doesn’t yet have a full-fledged men’s fashion focus, that is a category that it might consider growing down the road.
1stdibs in 2011 received a “significant double-digit round” investment from Benchmark Capital.