After hearing for so many years about this amazing store in Roslyn NY from my best friend, I know that I had to sit down and interview the face behind the amazing finds at Revival. I got the chance to do a Q&A with Lorin Aryeh owner of Revival Boutique. Check out what its like owning an amazing fashion and vintage boutique and the everyday fabulous pieces that step through her door.
2. What is your favorite thing about owning a vintage store?
I don’t just have one favorite thing! I love coming into the store every day not knowing what will come to us. It’s not like owning a store and buying off a collection or from a showroom where things look the same based on the season’s style. At Revival something amazing can come through the door at any time. That piece you always wanted but never bought. A look you want but don't want to spend $5,000 on or an item that is 5 years old but is back in style now. From Vintage Pucci gowns to last seasons Stella Jumpsuit and of course amazing Hermes Birkin bags new and used.
1.Roberto Cavalli Turquoise suede Hand-painted jumpsuit from the 80's.
2. Halston all black sequin coat dress to the floor
3.Balenciaga short dress – insanity!
Oh and two pieces that ended up on celebrities at highly photographed events - Oleg Cassini mini sequin silver dress and a Hermes gown strapless printed gown.
I wouldn't really call it vintage but there was a Matthew Williamson bag a few years ago that I saw on Net-a-porter for around $3000. It was this heavily beaded beach bag. I debated buying it and by the time I decided to buy it-it was gone, EVERYWHERE! I was heartbroken. I had high hopes that the bag would one day show up at Revival (still hoping for this to happen) but a shirt identical to the bag, from the same collection arrived one day and I was over the moon. It was the same exact fabric and beading. I love that shirt and I love my store for that reasons.
If I had to pick one designer to wear everyday for all occasions, it would be Ralph Lauren. I find his pieces to be so wearable, so fashionable, and always sexy in a subtle and elegant way. A basic white dress fits like a glove, his wide leg silk trousers make you feel like a super model, and his limited runway pieces are artwork for the body.
- The act or an instance of reviving.
- The condition of being revived.
- A restoration to use, acceptance, activity, or vigor after a period of obscurity or quiescence.
We found it to be perfect for our store. Clothes are given a second chance at being loved, shown off and are re-born. One person's last season is another person’s current obsession.
I would say its laid back chic. A bit bohemian with a touch of sexiness that is classic and refined.
For night I think an Ivory Silk Armani Blazer with nothing under it and a pair of Navy sequin Kaufman Franco Shorts.... and Flats! Love my flats - they give me that "I don't care about what I'm wearing look"
Flat sandals are a must and this season I am obsessed with Brunello Cucinelli.Low open-back dresses in beautiful bohemian prints(think Etro) to casual shorts from J-brand to Abercrombie. Anything from The Row and Tunics from Gucci, Etro, and Missoni. I always love accessorizing with Brown Leather Beryll belts and a mix of leather and/or beaded bracelets stacked on the wrist.
12. Who is your favorite fashion blogger at the moment?
Well littlesecrets of course! I have a baby and find myself a bit short of time lately but when I have some extra time I also go to FASHIONISING.com to read and Net-A-Porter to shop!