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What: Frankie, Vintage Love – Secondhandshops
Where: Munich, Germany
One of my favorite things is tracking down originally Shops – especially when traveling through different cities. Wandering through the streets, stroll and discover small, individual shops, has always been a special charm to me. For Munich I will tell you two of my favorite addresses: both unique in their range and thus true secrets for collectors and enthusiasts of selected vintage pieces.
In the trendy Pinakothekenviertel I strolled across the Theresienstraße and ended up in Frankie’s Shop. Frankie is an enthusiastic collector who – instead of renting another storehouse – opened his shop on the Theresienstraße in 2011. Here the convinced Frank Sinatra fan presents everything from antique chandeliers to furniture and home accessories from the 30s to 70s a hodgepodge of curiosities and design objects. A real treasure trove!
For passionate fashionistas like me the thrift boutique Vintage Love is one of the top addresses by the Isar. Inge Grandl and Dominique Trowe show on 160 square meters lovingly selected individual pieces, fashion and accessories from 1950 to today. “With us you will find the complete Brigitte Bardot outfit up to glamorous evening gowns by Valentino, Chanel and Pucci,” says founder Inge Grandl, once Munich nightlife icon of the clubs P1 and Park Café, who today, together with daughter Dominique, offers a wide range of ball gowns, evening and cocktail dresses, matching bags, shoes and belts for their customers.
My personal tip is the Dirndls by Vintage Love that Inge Grandl manufactures from old materials. Each one a tailored piece and therefore unique. Who hurries can even now get hold of one of these unique pieces. Because in winter there is a Dirndl break at Vintage Love. The space is needed for coats, jackets and vests. Not until the next June the Dirndl season is running again. Then you can choose between traditional and original Dirndls including precious brocade, velvet and silk. “Vintage translates to choosing and is originally from the picking,” explains Dominique Trowe. “Vintage Love is the love of the elected, the love to the specific and to detail.” – Right. BvH