If you’ve been a lover of designer clothing or have an appreciation for the garments of the world, Ersatz is your new best friend.
Launched earlier this year, Ersatz is a store and garment library that prides itself on celebrating unique designer pieces regardless of any season, making each one of their choices timeless. Their collections consist of secondary items sourced internationally that vary from Comme des Garçons to Yohji Mamomoto, housing all of your Japanese designer favorites. Their page reads, “Ersatz can mean anything made or used as a substitute: considering it a cheeky way to say ‘alternative’, we felt our focus on internationally-sourced, vintage, unnew garments was neatly encompassed; an ersatz method of procuring garments from other spheres of the world.”
Unlike regular garment libraries that offer its patrons the option to borrow their vintage pieces, Ersatz sells their clothing items at affordable prices so these luxury pieces can be truly yours without the buyer’s remorse.
On their Instagram page and website, they break down each piece by year, design, material, and a brief description of the item’s execution, staying true to that garment library feel. Think of them as master chefs breaking down their favorite dishes, making them more appetizing.
Beyond their unique approach to clothing and their wide collection, what makes Ersatz also stand out is their minimalistic style for their pictures and website, giving the feel of flipping through a high-fashion catalog. So whether you’re there to purchase a new fashion piece or wanting to appreciate designer clothes for more than just their name, Ersatz is your one-stop shop.