Portraits – Vintage Shop Owner Sielian Lie

Occupation: Owner of Selian’s Vintage Apparel

Address: 9013 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069; www.seliansvintageapparel.com

Why we like her: How can we not follow Rachel Zoe and The Olsen’s lead when it comes to where they shop for vintage? Sielian’s chartreuse colored store, which is tucked away on Melrose just west of Robertson, contains a dense assortment of exceptional pieces, including apparel, purses, sunglasses, jewelry, and shoes. Chanel, Dior, Alaia, Yves Saint Laurent, Jil Sander, Mugler, Halston – I don’t think we need to say any more. To top it off, it’s always a pleasure (and so educating) to chat with Sielian and her husband about their endeavors in the vintage world. (Find out about Selian’s LA favorites after the jump.)

(Two examples of Selian’s stunning jewelry)

Where are you from? Jakarta, Indonesia

How long have you lived here? 14 yrs

Favorite restaurant: Cafe Panini (the best seafood salad)

This place makes the best coffee/tea: Caffe Luxxe ( Brentwood and Montana)

Coolest store: Mameg in Brentwood

And that’s what I bought there: Hussein Chalayan cotton white pleated dress

When I need a time-out, I go get a: Thai Message

The one thing that’s a must-see in LA: LA Philharmonics at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Why did you pick this particular location for your business? West Hollywood is a vintage destination for high-end vintage designer pieces.

Favorite moment at your business: I love having customers at the store who really appreciate vintage clothing. They are so excited with their finds and I know they will always love them.

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