Last night, I attended the opening party for LXR & Co.’s holiday pop-up shop in Soho. While Cory Kennedy played old Blondie hits from a DJ booth and waiters passed around “Birkin Bellinis,” I met some VIPs named Hermès, Chanel, and Louis.
As far as luxury vintage retailers go, LXR & Co. has cornered the market for fashion’s most coveted handbags. What began as a small flash sale website in 2012, the company now boasts a loyal international following and a permanent boutique in Beverly Hills. LXR & Co.’s temporary location on Wooster Street is an equally impressive feat, with shelves displaying a carefully curated collection of treasures that are organized by both brand and hue.
Offering coveted pieces like the Hermès Birkin bag—a.k.a. the holy grail of fashion accessories—LXR & Co. embraces the sartorial spirit and snobbism that fashionistas in my city live for. The best part? When I asked one of the dapper, bow-tie wearing salesmen to show me a classic Hermès-orange Kelly bag, he pulled on a pair of pristine white gloves before reaching for the limited-edition piece. How fancy!