July 7, 2010
Texas natives and sisters Bianca and Robyn Moreno had a greater vision for their vintage shop than your typical trendy boutique; this duo brought their designing and styling forces together for a shopping experience you'd likely see on a Bravo reality series. While Bianca (designer) exhibits her own collections, the main focus lies on the brushed up handpicked vintage lining the store-length racks. "We're serious hunters," stylist Robyn boasts. "We'll go to vintage shops, estate sales and thrift shops around the country." After selecting the best items, the crafty team will alter and restructure pieces to make them good as new—an outcome the sisters like to call "modern vintage." Must-haves include Second Skin jeans by Elisa Jimenez (of Project Runway), burnt red distressed leather boots ($165) and black rope necklace with dangling silver bars ($50). They'll even tailor pieces specifically to your body, creating even more of a one-of-a-kind look. "There's not gonna be a 'who wore it better' situation," Robyn says. "You're in an outfit that's exclusively yours." 279 E Houston St between Clinton and Suffolk Sts (212-777-1190, alittlewicked.com) Subway: F, V to Second Ave–Lower East Side. Tue-Fri noon-8pm; Sun 11am-6pm.