Calling all vintage lovers and beauty mavens! VAVRA New York has something for everyone from a $4 Hurrah Lipbalm to a $4k vintage Chanel bag. Owner Dianne Vavra (below) shares, “After spending two decades globe-trotting as head of press and celebrity relations for Dior Beauty in NYC, I followed my dream of opening a shop featuring two of my great loves: vintage jewels, gems, and handbags alongside my favorite beauty brands.” VAVRA New York opened in Huntington, New York in March on Long Islands’ North Shore – known as the Gold Coast – half way in between Manhattan and the Hamptons.
“I carry lots of indie brands including Klint from Denmark, Nooki velvet cosmetic bags from the UK, small-batch skincare serums and botanical tonics, as well as being the exclusive distributor of Aleph Beauty from New Zealand. Many that clients may be familiar with and some which will be a new discovery!”
Dianne adds, “My vintage collection consists of pieces from NY, LA, Paris, London, Venice, Rome, Moscow and all the wonderful places I traveled to during my Dior days. I have catalogued over 700 pieces. In fact, my love of vintage goes back to my high school days when I worked in the client service department at Sotheby’s. My job was either at coat check (great tips!) or to simply attend the auctions and track final bids in the catalog books. I was completely obsessed with the jewelry auctions and since I couldn’t afford the Van Cleef, Cartier or Winston’s, I began collecting vintage look-a-likes, and never stopped!”
The one of a kind pieces at VAVRA New York are the perfect accessories for a Hamptons gala or to add charm to your sundress for a stroll in town. Exceptional and luxurious, sustainable and chic, meant to be worn and displayed, VAVRA is for those who want to feel radiant and glamorous each and every day.
Vavra’s eye for vintage and unique designer pieces made her a favorite of legendary street style photographer Bill Cunningham, who regularly featured her coveted looks in his column for The New York Times.
VAVRA NEW YORK
188 New York Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743