words/images Judith Ecochard
Nine West- the brand has grown so far beyond its contemporary footwear origins---the label now has offshoots to entice an even wider audience- dedicated to trendy and classic shoes.
Lat night, the Nine West Vintage America Store-with Kate Ciepluch and Gilt City- hosted invitees and several of the designers the company has collab-ed with -including the aforementioned in the None West Vintage line, as well as handbag maestro Monica Botkier and footwear creator Matt Bernson...in a snack, drink fueled shopping event---(great combo, YES).
We chatted with both Botkier and Bernson who told us that Nine West reached out to them...and that the handbags and shoe---were made in the facilities that these to use. Pretty impressive. Also---as Botkier's satchels are more glamourous uptown gal ---her Nine West pure leather handbags are "more refined" her words, but we think--- still fab. Bernson's collection -with glittery heels ---is very similar to his own line.
|Monica Botkier/Matt Bernson|
|some of the good at Kate's marketplace-|
|Kate Ciepluch-her fav spot for vintage finds...Nashville and the Brimfield markets|
|soft comfy cotton tees with images inspired by the Road to Vintage Trip|
|serious western, northern CAL and ethnic flavor-piles of scarves and bags for sale|
|From the Boutique by 9 Collection|
|leather totes with fringes and embellishments...|
|Katie Wendelborn-artist...with the tee's graphic designs she did-a matchbook...sorry pic a bit blurred.|