newsweek : international edition . august 4, 2003

oooooh, newsweek

Fashion : Virtual Vintage Style

Vintage couture has never been hotter. Actresses like Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger and Julia Roberts regularly sport vintage evening dresses on the red carpet, and modern designers are reaching back in time for inspiration. For the rest of the us, secondhand shops all over the world have been enjoying a renaissance as fashionistas pour through racks of high-end castoffs in search of the perfect Ossie Clark blouse or Pucci jumper. More and more Web sites are hawking vintage over the Internet, too. At Enokiworld (, browsers can find everything from 1970s tapestry coats to retro Mexican jewelry to black lace corsets from the '50s.