Exclusive: Amazing BOY pieces in 80s vintage sale

Here is a exclusive selection of images from a vintage 80s fashion collection going up for private sale this week.


The vendor is selling a prime collection of streetwear, including key pieces from the Chelsea boutique BOY.

As detailed in Chapter 21 of  THE LOOK, BOY was opened at 151 King’s Road in the spring of 1977 by  John Krevine and Steph Raynor in the wake of McLaren and Westwood’s Seditionaries (unveiled at 430 King’s Road in December 1976).

These days original BOY clothing in good condition is much sought-after.  The pieces in this collection date from 1982 onward.

The so-called black cotton “bondage dress” is a multi-layered wonder complete with straps, apron, metallic poppers, an attached belt, plastic buckles and adjustable three quarter-length sleeves.

Dating from 1983 is a roll-collared cream and orange batwing sleeved top with Japanese script.

A black and gold chemise dates from 1985, when BOY’s designs chimed with the developing clubwear aesthetic.

This is when BOY was championed by Boy George, who appeared in many BOY designs, posed for the boutique’s catalogue and even created a couple of t-shirts.

A red-on-black crew-necked sweater is also from this period. The vendor also has printed BOY stockings, leggings, and other items. as well as garments from labels such as Fiorucci and WilliWear.

Inquiries to the vendor may be made via THE LOOK.

Mondo said,

June 6, 2010 @ 9:39 pm

Incredible – I had plenty of BOY pieces, all binned of course. Alhough I kept the catalogue until selling it on ebay a few years back (getting 3 times what I expected)

Rollergirl said,

June 7, 2010 @ 9:44 am

Wow, I need to go to this sale. Any deets?

rockpopfashion said,

June 7, 2010 @ 9:55 am

The seller wishes to remain private so has approached us to field inquiries/offers for individual items and the collection as a whole
There is a full list of what is up for grabs so if you don’t mind would you mail the suggested email address and we’ll pass them all on?

Julien said,

June 12, 2010 @ 9:37 pm

please could we have some more details?

we are a collector and a stilist collaborating with vogue from Paris ,
we would be very inrerested in the pieces for our archives.!

mercie par avance


Grazing Kate said,

June 21, 2010 @ 9:57 am

I have an amazing 1986 BOY skirt covered in stars that I’m thinking of putting on to Ebay…not sure if that’s the right place to sell it – any ideas?

rockpopfashion said,

June 28, 2010 @ 6:49 pm

Why not send a photo of it here with the backstory and we’ll pass them onto you?

Russell tait said,

September 19, 2010 @ 1:56 pm

The Boy in shinko was to celebrate the opening of Boy in Tokyo, probably 1984 and if memory seves me, the writing on the back comes from the instructions on an instant noodle packet.

rockpopfashion said,

September 19, 2010 @ 4:14 pm

Hi Russell

Definitely 1983 – there is photographic evidence but thanks for the other info.

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