The Quality Mending Company has been on the same block of Prince Street, in lower Manhattan, for more than a decade.
Founded in 2003 as Eleven Vintage, the shop has always concentrated on stocking the finest in vintage menswear. Oliver Harkness, its Irish-born owner, has over 20 years of experience in dealing in vintage clothing, and sources rare, unique American and European pieces for the store.
In 2010, as it became clear that select in-demand items were getting more difficult to track down, Oliver introduced the Quality Mending Company, a line of mainly locally made clothing and accessories that takes its inspiration from vintage but possesses an of-the-moment sensibility.
These new items fit in nicely alongside the carefully curated vintage pieces that continue to be an essential element of the store.