About La Petite Mort:
La Petite Mort specializes in rare and designer 90’s vintage clothing, as well as a curated selection of modern clothing and accessories from independent designers.
More than just a store or website, La Petite Mort is a creative approach to life in New York City and beyond. We aim to showcase a variety of looks that reflect New York’s diverse culture and style. La Petite Mort is French for “the little death”, and is an idiom and metaphor for an orgasm. We believe fashion should evoke a strong emotion and each piece should be loved and celebrated.
The LPM store also functions as a rotating artist gallery. We showcase new, local artists on a bi-monthly basis. Sign up for our mailing list for more information on our current artist showcase, merchandise, and upcoming events.
About Buying Vintage:
Since our vintage is pre-loved, loose threads, slight fading and other signs of age that do not affect the overall wear of the item are not considered defects or flaws. Common vintage wear can include loose or missing sequins and beads on sequin garments that do not distract from the design, stitching that needs to be secured, loose buttons, slight loss of fabric color from washings, slight pilling, and mild leather scuffing. Any major defects will be listed in the item description. We also sometimes carry “Deadstock” items which have never been worn. Please note that even unworn vintage items can sometimes show slight signs of age.
Please note that we only carry one of every vintage item. These pieces sell out fast so if you see something you just can’t live without make sure you get it before it’s gone! We update our site with new stock regularly so make sure to visit often for first dibs on exciting new pieces.
Measurements that require a circumference, i.e. bust, waist, and hip measurements should be multiplied by two; all measurements are in inches.
The most accurate method of calculating how something will fit on your body is by taking a garment of the same category (already in your closet with your desired fit) and comparing its measurements to that in which you're interested in from our shop with a tape measure. Occasionally, we will pin larger items on our models to show a proper fit, so please check the measurements carefully before purchase. Please see our sizing section for further details on how our product is measured.
Accessories and other items worn in photographs are not for sale unless otherwise noted.
All garments are cleaned before shipping.