Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Now Open: Amity & Bailey Trading Company

Posted By on Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 12:20 PM

You never know what you'll find in a store like Amity & Baily Trading Company, which opened in Davidson on Sat., April 4. The store features all types of one-of-a-kind goodies, including clothing, shoes, jewelry, records and more (including decorative skulls!). I'd recommend you head over to Amity & Baily Trading Company as soon as possible, but until then you can check out pictures from inside the store and it's press release below.







Amity & Bailey Trading Company is the newest boutique of its kind to join the cluster of specialty stores in Historic Davidson’s Arts District. Amity & Bailey is an old fashioned trading post: a place to procure, peddle and barter goods. Proving that bargain hunting do-it-yourself fashion and high style aren’t mutually exclusive, this store is filled with handpicked men’s & women’s clothes, accessories and housewares. Customers and merchants are one in the same – bring in former favorites for trade or cash on the spot! Amity & Bailey will buy quality items that can be resold, making our selection eclectic and one of a kind. Our ever-changing inventory includes designer wear, jewelry, vintage, jeans, leather, great basics, and an irresistible collection of items for the home.

Proprietors Brandon Bailey and Wendy Yang are new to town, importing their unique aesthetic straight from New York’s epicenter of cool – Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The couple has been involved in various capacities of NYC’s art and fashion scene for nearly ten years. Both Army Brats, Wendy and Brandon have lived & traveled all over the world, influencing Amity & Bailey’s distinctive sensibility.

Brandon started his career sitting behind a desk as a graphic designer in Israel, but after some time in rough and tumble Brooklyn, fell into a crowd of motorcycle riding ruffians. Together, they formed ICR vs. Deth Killers of Bushwick, Fine Tailors, a motorcycle club and high fashion men’s clothing company. Deth Killers specialized in denim, leather jackets and ‘dirty washed’ vintage look t-shirts. Brandon’s rough around the edges designs received international acclaim and were featured in magazines such as Rolling Stone, L’Uomo Vogue and GQ. Rock legend David Bowie expressly wore Deth Killers on his 2003 Reality world tour. Viggo Mortensen, Justin Timberlake, and Ewan McGregor have all been photographed in Deth Killers. Celebrities and n’ere-do-well biker boys alike sport tees hand screenprinted by Brandon in the Bushwick studio.

Originally from Hong Kong, Wendy crossed the Pacific and found herself immersed in New York’s downtown art and club scene and was quickly recognized for her ultra-unique sense of style. Her eclectic palette draws from both classical Chinese design and down-home American taste and has gained her a slew of admirers. Wendy opened Maiden Hong Kong, an atelier and boutique selling custom-fit vintage clothes and vintage-inspired new designs. The store housed a studio from which she designed and manufactured clothing and costumes for over fifty New York productions, including Off-Broadway shows, NYC’s biggest Haunted House, films, commercials, and music videos. Wendy has collaborated with some of the hippest emerging and established artists in New York such as David Byrne, Fatboy Slim, and TV on the Radio.

Opening March 14th, Amity & Bailey Trading Company promises to be a pennywise choice for Davidson’s most dapper natives. Hang your hat; bring in your goods for sale or trade. Settle in for a sewing class, or just poke around to find treasures in every corner. From a leather motorcycle jacket to a lace dress, a record album to an old framed portrait, you’ll be sure to acquire a red-letter piece for a steal at Amity & Bailey.

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