Vintage Bowles

1 season, 15 episodes

From Chicago to Paris to Shanghai International Editor at Large Hamish Bowles travels the world seeking the most singular pieces for his legendary couture collection. Scour vintage shops, flea markets, and antique fairs with him in our new series.

Season 1 Hosted by Hamish Bowles

Season 1

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In this episode, International Editor at Large Hamish Bowles tells the story of when he first met Anna Wintour and how his passion for interior design and vintage shopping led him to Vogue. Photo Credit: Jonathan Pilkington

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International Editor at Large Hamish Bowles is a vintage shopping genius. Deeply knowledgeable, a gifted curator, and blessed with a healthy dose of preternatural good luck, Hamish holds all the secrets to where and how to find the most lovely and elusive items

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Hamish Bowles is on the hunt in Chicago to recapture the spirit of the Ebony Fashion Fair with a few vintage clothing finds Photo Credit: Courtesy Johnson Publishing Company, LLC. All rights reserved.

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International Editor at Large Hamish Bowles visits designer Charles James’s hometown of Chicago to look at a few of his inspiring and iconic dresses.

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In this episode, Hamish Bowles visits the storied Didier Ludot in Paris to shop at one of the most revered vintage and couture dealers in the world. Photo Credits: Laziz Hamani, Irving Penn

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Hamish Bowles visits Odetta, a vintage store in Le Marais with a more modern vintage collection. Among many rare finds, including a Karl Lagerfeld runway sample, Hamish discovers a YSL starred hippie hat that almost makes it home with him.

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Hamish visits Francois Auget, a vintage dealer and owner of a tiny shop called Ragtime, on the Left Bank in Paris. Hamish loves the challenge of her store, which is always teeming with a cluster of items ranging from the ordinary to the outrageously luxurious.

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Hamish Bowles visits Porte de Clignancourt, one of the most famous flea markets in Paris, seeking hidden treasures for his impressive vintage collection. Along the way he visits Chantal Dagommer and Maxime de Laurentis, two dealers who he's developed close relationships with over the years. In Maxime's store, Hamish finds a special piece that catches his eye.

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Hamish Bowles curiously inspects a skirt by Comme des Garçons during a visit to Maxime de Laurentis’s Porte de Clignancourt shop in Paris that is both “bag lady chic” and seductively unique.

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Hamish Bowles visits Chantal Dagommer's shop at the Porte de Clignancourt, one of the most famous flea markets in Paris, and stumbles upon a rare jacket made by designer Nina Ricci, famous for her elaborate dresses, not her daywear.

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Hamish Bowles visits the famed Drouot auction house, a Parisian institution known for its diverse collection of antiques. Penelope Blanckqert guides him through an upcoming auction of iconic 80s fashion.

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International Editor at Large Hamish Bowles visits NYC vintage dealer Marlene Wetherell’s first warehouse sale. Knowing the value of every piece and where it fits in historically helps Hamish’s trained eye to discover clothing treasures, such as a YSL skirt from the late 70’s Spring Russian collection.

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International Editor at Large Hamish Bowles shares a few of his secrets for getting the most out of a vintage shopping trip.

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International Editor at Large Hamish Bowles wanders through Marlene Wetherell's extensive collection of Geoffrey Beene, a uniquely American designer with a craftsmanship that was beautiful, distinctive, and artistic in a way that delightfully surprises our very own Mr. Bowles.

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Hamish Bowles indulges himself to a rare view of the incredible couture collection of Danielle Luquet de Saint Germain, a house model at Yves Saint Laurent in the '60s. Boasting over 10,000 pieces, this incredible trove contains iconic dresses that represents the beginning of the modern woman.