Style Syndicate NYC 2.0 Fashion Digest
“Vintage Trends In A Millennial Reality”..
by Iroska1 on April 2019
Style Syndicate NYC 2.0 and NPTSTUDIO take a look at one of Downtown Brooklyn’s prominent vintage boutiques, CATCISTA’S, located at 414 Marcus Garvey Brooklyn, New York. In the heart of Bed Stuy we take a moment with Erica one of the boutiques owner to talk shop, fashion and what the future holds for them.
What made you want to open up a vintage store? What’s old becomes new again. Extensive knowledge in the history of fashion and fabrication fuels my passion for all things vintage
Can you tell our readers about yourself and the boutique? I’m 39 years old raised in Bed Stuy Brooklyn. Since a young child I’ve always had a sense for style that developed from my mother, father, and grandparents. Both my grandmother’s were fashionistas and my great grandmother on my moms side was a master seamstress. My mother is retired from federated Macy’s where she worked as a visual merchandiser for fifteen years. Upon retirement 13 years ago my mother decided to open a boutique in honor of her sister Cat. Of course she solicited the help of her daughter and together Catcista’s was opened.
How would you describe your boutique’s fashion style? Vintage and Modern clothing shoes and handmade accessories for the woman who creates the box and lives outside of it.
How would you describe your style? I create looks. My style is a vibe. I’m inspired by my mood. I beat to my own drum.
How did you get started in the fashion industry? In 2007 I obtained my degree in FDSM from FIT afterwards I worked in the industry as a published stylist for print and video, product development and assistant design in NYC. I interned at Fendi north america and hit the ground running.
What are your influences or inspirations for the latest vintage trends? Old movies, period plays etc….
What were some challenges in opening your vintage shop? Staying ahead of the trends and relating that in store with the merchandize selections but we rise to the occasion every season.
What are the future endeavours for Catcista? We are launching an online storefront named STARDUST AND COCOA featuring men, kids and women’s vintage, modern and handmade clothing, as well accessories and home accents.
Style Syndicate NYC 2.0 looks forward to CATCISTA’S new launch, more clothes and to a successful future. Check out their ig @catcista and Support your local businesses.
PRODUCTION: Style Syndicate NYC 2.0
WARDROBE: Catcistas @catcistas
414 Marcus Garvey
Brooklyn , New York