VINTAGE FASHION AND ACCESSORIES
We are we are driven by nostalgic appreciation for timeless, well-made garments and by a belief in the sustainability of vintage clothing.
L’ARCA was the first vintage store to open in Barcelona, 40 years ago. Since we started we have sold authentic vintage clothing and accessories. We hand-pick these items so that they arrive in perfect condition in your hands. We specialize in dresses from the 1920s and 1930s, kimonos, lace and antique Manila shawls.
Accessories featured at L’ARCA include headdresses, bags, and vintage jewellery for neo-romantics, elegant partygoers and lovers of one-of-a-kind items.
We purchase antique and vintage clothing and have an expert appraisal service. If you’d like to sell an item, you are welcome to make an appointment
“The present looks into the mirror of the past, at the beautiful things that make us feel that the soul lives on even as time passes by”.
Antique Manila Shawl
1920s style dresses.
Collectors, set designers, costume designers and private clients will find at l’Arca a meticulous selection of antique clothing, ranging from the mid-18th century to the late 19th century.
Clothing and accesories from L’Arca were worn in numerous Spanish and international films (Titanic, El perfume, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Los fantasmas de Goya) and in television series set in the past (Isabel, La República, La señora…).
We curate pieces that have written the history of lingerie: from natural silk slip dresses with alençon lace to satin corsets and lace garters. A fascinating journey through women’s underwear from the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century.
EMBROIDERED BRIDAL VEILS ARE ONE OF OUR SPECIALTIES.
At L’Arca you will find a wide selection of vintage bridal veils, exquisite and delicate pieces that come from decades of history. In addition, we create reproductions of ancient veils, made in our own workshop. We also train brides in the art of wearing veils and mantillas. Some of the best bridal designers in Spain are among our clients.
Make an appointment with us
Visit our shop or atelier at Barcelona and discover the L’Arca secrets, accessories, lingerie, kimonos and dream wedding dresses.