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Jun 17th 2013, 16:47

A look from the Barlow vintage collectionIf you’ve ever wanted to shop the closets of serious vintage collectors, now’s your chance. Renee Barletta, vice president at fashion public-relations firm KCD, and close friend and fellow fashionista Julie Janklow have partnered on a curated collection of vintage finds under the label Barlow. “I always wore vintage. It’s a big hobby of mine, and one day I realized I have so much stuff and I collect so much stuff that I wanted to share it with people,” said Janklow of the venture. “I love the thrill of the hunt. I’m like Harrison Ford looking for the treasure. I’m Indiana Jones, or some cheesy version of him.”

Barlow—a combination of the founders’ last names—features seasonal one-of-a-kind items the pair sourced from their favorite vintage haunts and antique dealers throughout Los Angeles, New York, and London. A bohemian mix of lace tunics, beaded caftans, white cotton day dresses, and colorfully embroidered capes and ponchos, Barlow’s debut summer assortment takes cues from muses such as Talitha Getty, Loretta Lynn, and Brooke Shields. The pieces range from $100 for a simple top to $3,000 for a handwoven ombré cape. Accessories include cowboy hats, belts, and one statement necklace by Kenneth Jay Lane.

Barlow hits shelves June 18, exclusively at Warm, Winnie Beattie and Rob Magnotta’s Nolita boutique that specializes in resort wear by independent labels. Barlow is the first line to be showcased during Warm’s summer pop-up series. “I’m from L.A., and the summer collection is very beachy, with a nod to the runway,” said Janklow. “It’s inspired by the kind of girl who shops at Warm.”

Warm is located at 181 Mott Street, New York, NY 10012; (212)925-1200.

—Caroline Tell

Photo: Courtesy of Barlow

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