About Glamour is a multi-faceted vintage store curated by a Japanese staff. In addition to the men and women's vintage clothing, there is also Japanese stationery and accessories and a large selection of Vivienne Westwood shoes and socks. One of the most unique vintage shops in Williamsburg, About Glamour doubles as an art gallery.
Hours: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Sunday; 12 p.m. - 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday.Accepts credit cards.
About Glamour is solidly mid-range priced; it's neither expensive nor inexpensive. Suits, coats, and designer labels are the priciest pieces in the store, as you would expect. But generally the sales are very good here and it's not uncommon to find a one-of-a-kind piece for $30-$50. If you're lucky, you can find designer labels for very low prices.
If you're a guy that's tired of looking for vintage and finding only women's clothing, the men's selection at About Glamour is one of the best in the neighborhood. Unusual Japanese work boots and dress shoes are second-hand or dead stock and imported directly from Japan. Suits and blazers are cut beautifully, but be forewarned, they do run a little small.
While the clothing selection at About Glamour is by no means large, it's certainly worth a browse. You never know when you can find something truly remarkable here.
The owners of About Glamour have a passion for the work of British designer Vivienne Westwood, and have filled the store with dead stock Westwood socks and shoes. If you are unfamiliar with her work, Westwood made a name for herself during the Punk years in London, so expect to see lots of bright colors and kooky patterns. If you are a fan of her work, you must make a habit of stopping by About Glamour to nab a pair of her shoes at a very affordable price.
Stationery and Accessories
In addition to their clothing and shoes, About Glamour has a huge selection of imported Japanese stationery and accessories at the front of the store. Do you have a Japanese-obsessed friend? About Glamour is the perfect place to shop for a gift for him or her - the birthday cards feature Japanese Manga characters. The socks, umbrellas, and tote-bags are of the same style you'd see a teenager wear in Tokyo.