The oldest (I think) vintage clothes shop in the city, OFF mostly gathers items from Northern Europe and Russia (with 1980 Olympic games prints for example). Shiny as a star minis or grandma-like knee-long dresses, blouses with flower prints, impractically shaped bags, mom and dad jeans, numerous pins – you find them all here. The one and only dissatisfaction are sizes: as usual in vintage clothing they are bigger than in the modern world, e.g. UK 12-16.
In the 2000-s besides Udelka many dealers with good taste were establishing their small shops of selected “better” items in one place.
OFF’s first location used to be a small cellar next door to one of the first clubs with electronic dance music in Saint-Petersburg – the noteworthy Griboedov. So I guess from the beginning it looked for party-goers who were dying to impress the club scene. Today (as written on their website) local musicians, film makers and party promoters can find interesting and authentic outfits here.
To me OFF reminds me of the exceptional strive for vintage items I used to have at the university, visiting Udelka every other month even in the freezing cold (how come I still have all my toes?!). Here you know that the party outfit, casual wear or impractical shoes you buy are one of a kind. Anyway, life’s too short to wear boring clothes.
To find the shop walk into Tkachi’s creative space and turn right.