LXR & Co.: A Vintage Treasure Trove with White Glove Service, in Soho

Salesman and vintage handbag enthusiast, Tinor, with an Hermes Birkin and an Hermes Kelly bag. Photo courtesy of Getty.
Salesman and vintage handbag enthusiast Tinor wears white gloves to show off an Hermes Birkin and an Hermes Kelly bag. Photo courtesy of Getty.

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!

LXR & Co.‘s holiday pop-up store is located at 112 Wooster Street, and will be open through December. Visit lxrco.com for more information.

A tower of Louis Vuitton trunks.
A tower of Louis Vuitton trunks.
Cherry Red Louis Vuitton Epi Leather Duffel and Balenciaga clutch.
A Louis Vuitton Epi Leather duffel and a Balenciaga clutch, both delectable in cherry red.
The store
Shoppers sip cocktails while perusing vintage accessories at LXR & Co. Photo courtesy of Getty.

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