Thursday, April 9, 2009


I just can't get enough of this site!

If you could design any shoe, what would it look like?


Here's one market that won't let you down! In an age where online retailers and shoppers alike are frustrated by the lack of good quality websites to buy and sell on, Market Publque offer a glimmer of hope.

This newly launched site sells nothing but vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories; and hand selects only trustworthy dealers to do so. Highlights include a sleek, user friendly design with plenty of pictures, interactive comments users can post to listings, a frequently updated blog which regularly spotlights MP dealers, and incredibly cheap listing fees which we dealers love!

Market Publique is free to join, so go sign up. You've got nothing to lose, and a whole world of goodies to gain!

In the spirit of new ventures (this blog being among them), I requested an interview with Market Publique co-founder Pamela Castilo, who gladly obliged. Many thanks to Pamela for chatting with us!

MY NAME IS : Pamela Castillo

I LIVE IN : Williamsburg, Brooklyn

I AM : Co-Founder of Market Publique

MARKET PUBLIQUE : Is an online vintage-only marketplace for people to buy, sell and discuss vintage fashion.

IT STARTED BECAUSE : We wanted a place that sold exclusively vintage online and couldn't find it.

HOPEFULLY IT WILL : Bring the vintage community together and foster a positive selling and buying environment.

SO FAR IT'S BEEN : less than a month! But so far so good, and we're grateful for all the support and encouragement we've gotten from the community!
MY FAVORITE MARKET PUBLIQUE SELLERS ARE : This is a toughie, since we approve all of the sellers who sell on Market Publique, you can say they're all our favorites! If I must, must choose, then I love The Frippery because they have everything from a super-collectible Thierry Mugler dress, to adorable ruffled Victor Costa numbers, to affordable Spring and Summer dresses.

I've also been a fan of Le Robo for years, so I love that they are selling on Market Publique now too!

And Chitown Vintage is also another favorite, who always has items that are on-trend, at affordable prices. They have been supporting us since day 1.

But honestly, I love items from all our sellers, and we're so happy they decided to join us and support us.

MY FAVORITE FASHION ERA IS : The 50s. In my eyes, there's nothing more flattering and femenine than a fit-and-flare dress with some high heeled shoes.

MY FAVORITE DESIGNERS ARE : Wow, the list is long, but here goes: Azzedine Alaia, Yves Saint Laurent, Anne Fogarty, Pauline Trigere, Kansai Yamamoto, Erté, Vionnet, Maud Frizon, Charles Jourdan... on and on.

MY FAVORITE SPRING 09 TRENDS ARE : Rompers and more rompers, 90s floral prints, leather shorts, and gauze or silk jumpsuits.

I hope I'll never see _____________ on the runways again! Zoot Suits!

PEOPLE IN MY CITY ARE WEARING : a ton of vintage!

THE NEXT BIG TRENDS WILL BE : Ummm, i'm not a trend forecaster, but if I have to guess... Annie Oakley-style boots, sheer hose, and vintage Japanese fashion like items from Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo, and Yohji Yamamoto.

GETTING HEAVY PLAY ON MY IPOD ARE : The Black Kids, Serge Gainsbourg, and Nous Non Plus (who played at our wedding!)

THE LAST MOVIE I SAW WAS : There's no theater in Williamsburg, so we rarely go to the movies. Instead we watch Netflix on our projector at home. I think the last movie we saw was The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

I LOOK FORWARD TO : Warm weather!

CHECK OUT MY SITE BECAUSE : It rocks! and you don't have to sift for hours to uncover amazing vintage items: they're right there on the homepage!