So as am still not a big fan of Dallas, I must say that Dallas is home to one of the most luxurious and unique thrift stores that I have EVER EVER EVER been in. ARCHIVE is like a museum to all great designers. These clothes are from the era when the Gucci family actually owned and operated Gucci and the Coco Chanel actually designed for Chanel.
The LA Times says "Wading through this site is like perusing a museum exhibition on 20th century fashion... It's a thrill to navigate - each well-designed page looks as if it was ripped from a magazine."
So I asked the owner, how in the world do you obtain such pieces of history. She then paints a picture which sounds like a scene straight out of the show Dallas. Texas was once home to wealthy families who obtained their riches from "Texas Tea." She drew a picture of these wealthy socialites driving their Rolls Royce draped in diamonds, furs, and nothing less than the most luxurious designers. (I love to hear a glamorous story.) These women have gotten older and many of the pieces that they once wore have been sitting in their closets for years maybe even decades. This is where Archive comes in. I believe Archive has be the only vintage boutique in the U.S. with these types of pieces. I swear it's insanity.
I am not going to lie, owning a piece of history is gonna cost you a pretty penny...LOL. But would I love to own a piece...most definitely. The high end designer pieces can range from $250 to $1500, but Archive does carry some lower end vintage. I actually purchased a few pieces myself. The jewelry alone is worth the trip.