Let me warn you before you start reading this post: I am going to tell you the story of one of the best vintage shops that I have ever visited… in the world!
Oldich Dress & Drink is for sure my favorite vintage places in Russia. But I can say, of the many vintage shops that I’ve visited in my life, this is in my list of top three!
What makes Oldich such an amazing place is based on a list of different factors; on top of the list are the pieces!: dresses, coats, jewels, shoes and bags from auctions from all over the world (UK in particular) with the best designer and quality vintage pieces, very hard to find and rare finds. The second factor: the design of the shop. All the pieces find their perfect place in the shop and it looks more like a museum than just a shop, with vintage home-ware and other to-die-for antiques pieces. Last but not least, the big surprise: the hidden bar on the basement floor that makes Oldich more than a vintage shop, but also a place to have a drink or organize DJ sets and parties within a perfect vintage frame!
Oh… and the Marylin in the window? Simply perfection!
I had the chance to have a guided tour with Anastasia, the store manager, who told me everything about almost every single piece in the shop and about. She also shared the more recent history of the store, the idea of vintage in Russia and the fact that the business of vintage there is still in it’s infancy, but is taking more and more space and interest.
I also had the chance to take as many pictures as I could to share with you this incredible experience. This is a place that you cannot miss if ever you’re in Moscow (very easy to find as it is one of the biggest shopping streets of the town). You can find them online at www.oldich.ru
PS: I was about to leave with this amazing vintage Oscar de la Renta clutch that I am still dreaming of………