In the spirit of philanthropy, we created WGACA Gives Back events to help fundraise money for causes we believe in across the nation. On April 13th, we teamed up with Lisa Hochstein (Real Housewives of Miami fame), Carly Patterson and Farah Abassi for a successful charity shopping event at our Miami store in support of Project Ready for School. This charity provides school supplies and uniforms to disadvantaged students in the Miami-Dade County.
On April 25th, we worked with socialite and philanthropist, Tracy Stern, who hosted a private WGACA Chanel and Hermès trunk show at her NYC home. Together we raised money for the American Heart Association, America’s largest non-profit organization committed to fighting heart disease.
On May 4th, influencer Elissa Mark hosted an evening charity shopping event at our Beverly Hills flagship to bring together influencers and film industry insiders in support of OneKid OneWorld and Glasswing charities, which aids the construction of schools and female empowerment programs in Central America.
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Luxe & Love,
WGACAPosted: May, 2017
We joined forces with the arbiter of handbag-taste, Tina Craig of Bag Snob, to curate a special luxury shopping list that will have everyone seeing (Hermès) orange with envy. The style maven dishes on what bags are a luxe must, how to hang in NYC like a true Snob, and why vintage fashion is well worth the investment. In honor of Mother's Day, for strong, stylish women everywhere.
1. What is the best thing about being a mom?
Learning to love completely and unconditionally.
2. What is the greatest advice you’ve ever received?
Be generous, kind and speak to everyone the same— whether they bring you coffee or sign your paychecks. When you’re good to others, you are being best to yourself.
3. How did you get into luxury handbags?
My grandmother always had some sort of exotic structured bag dangling from her arm. When I was fussy, she would pull out sweet treats. When I got a splinter or hangnail, she would pull out dainty little scissors and fix me. If I lost a button running around, she had a small sewing kit to sew me back together. I thought it was magical.
4. What makes What Goes Around Comes Around (WGACA) your go-to destination for luxury vintage?
Highly curated eye for all things Hermes and Chanel. Some of the most rare and covetable bags have been discovered here!
5. What is your favorite purse you own from WGACA and why?
It’s hard to choose! I must say the new favorite is the Chanel micro mini Boy bag with gold embroidery. I just picked up a couple of months ago; it is the perfect symphony of edgy and glam. But my ultimate favorite is my orange Hermès mini Kelly 20cm bag with gold hardware. It’s highly collectible, especially after Hermes released the new version.
6. For vintage handbag buyers – what bag do you recommend as a ‘staple’ or a first purchase?
A Chanel classic flap bag in caviar, it will last a lifetime and beyond.
7. What is your favorite thing about vintage handbags?
The story they come with… how I wish some of mine could tell me of the tales they’ve lived!
8. How do you care for your vintage bags?
I store them in a custom-built bag closet with low humidity. I’ve learned that a cup of water in the bag closet will keep the skin from cracking but not so humid that it erodes the hardware. Keep them in their dustcover, laying down stuffed with acid free tissue (or your old clean t-shirts! Great way to save space). Every year or so I take the exotics in for maintenance, crocodile bags are like fine sports cars- they need regular maintenance.
9. What qualities do you look for when making an investment purchase?
First and foremost, workmanship. The stitching, hardware, and materials should stand the test of time. The interior should be as immaculately made as the exterior. I always say you should be able to turn a bag inside out and use it. I generally stay away from man-made fabrics when purchasing an investment bag (unless it is from an artist collaboration).
10. Who is your favorite Haute Couture designer (dead or alive)?
Monsieur Christian Dior
11. Aside from vintage handbags, what else do you covet in WGACA’s vast vintage closet?
Furs, furs, furs! And sexy vintage metallic beaded tops.
12. You also have quite the collection of vintage Chanel jewelry. What makes vintage Chanel accessories so special?
It is age appropriate for all! I loved it when I was 18, and will love it when I am 80, just as my grandmother did. Chanel bags and accessories cross generations and truly never go out of style.
Luxe of Love,
Shop like the pro you are here.Posted: April, 2017
The first weekend of Coachella 2017 has come and gone. Hippies and celebs collided once again in Indio, California to rock out to Radiohead, Lady Gaga, Travis Scott, Lorde and many more at the annual music festival. Though the real headliner at Coachella is the fashion and competition was fierce this year! Turning the dusty desert into a designer oasis, with Louis Vuitton fanny packs, vintage rock tees, Chanel backpacks, and enough used Levi’s to go around the world twice. Check out how the stars stayed ahead of their fashion game in WGACA, and get your look here.
RITA ORA IN WGACA HERMÈS BROWN SUEDE FRINGE SKIRT
SOFIA RICHIE IN OUR LOUIS VUITTON POCHETTE FLORENTINE WAIST BAG
DANIELLE BERNSTEIN OF WEWOREWHAT IN WGACA VINTAGE WRANGLER DENIM JACKETPosted: April, 2017
So Lindsi Lane x Roslyn
Last night fashion blogger Lindsi Lane went back to her roots to host a party at our Roslyn location, and celebrate our 30-50% off sale! Along with being a Long Island girl and vintage-lover, she is also a TV correspondent whose been featured on NBC, Good Day New York, and CBS Live On the Couch, in addition to several others. She combines her humor with her sense of style, making her the quintessential WGACA Woman. Get inspired by Lindsi’s looks from WGACA below!
Lindsi wearing WGACA vintage 1920's dress, suede Chanel belt, mink coat, Chanel tweed backpack
Lindsi wearing our vintage Dior suede-embroidered sweater coat
Lindsi in our vintage chiffon jumperPosted: March, 2017
Philip Ayler Presentation NYFW Winter 2017
Last night we kicked off New York Fashion Week with an event for designer Ayler Young’s brand Philip Ayler. Ayler, the musician turned bomber jacket extraordinaire debuted his Fall 2017 collection at our flagship SoHo store. The event was a huge success – packed with fashion insiders and celebs - just like his cult following.
Ayler sources his unique fabrics from around the world, most being vintage bouclé Chanel, Balenciaga, and Armani scraps. He began making his name-sake jackets in 2016 hand-sewing the first few for Guns n’ Roses. Now he outfits fashion-forward celebrities and models, such as the Jenner and Hadid sisters, Lady Gaga, and of course, Slash, just to name a few.
You can get your own Philip Ayler Bomber at whatgoesaroundnyc.com and at our NYC and Beverly Hills locations.
Alexandra Richards and designer Ayler Young
Gigi Hadid wearing Philip AylerPosted: February, 2017