With mass production and mindless spending taking over, we want to be an antidote.
We strive to offer unique garments, worthy of investing in.
We believe in purchasing quality clothing, because it makes us think before we buy. Picking that particular garment makes us reflect on how we want to portray ourselves. By truly investing in a key piece, we consider the thought and time that went into designing that piece. It makes us treasure these finds and wear them until they become our own. Making each piece of clothing become more personal and a part of oneself.
So we search the globe and closets in Belgium for special pieces from avant-garde designers.
Why? Because they offer timeless designs of superb quality that already have withstood the test of time. And in the end, the cost-per wear and love-per-garment will be much higher.
That’s how we started in 2010: bargain hunting for vintage designer items. But this quickly evolved further: Why not share these finds and make these designer clothes accessible for more people?
In 2013 we opened little stores on eBay and second hand sites; but we got disappointed by the disproportionate low bids, and felt these were not representative for the quality garments we were selling.
So in 2015 we decided to launch our official webstore, VANIITAS, selling worldwide. We try to keep a healthy balance between consignment pieces and vintage treasures we found online and in Antwerp.