Dopedoll Chronicles: Nic Fit Vintage

By Vanessa Haim  Photography Francisco Aguila & Ania Moussawel

Models Alexis Correa & Sean Bennett

You may have seen them around town and about, from monthly pop-up shops at Lester’s Dandy Rock, to Second Saturday Wynwood Style Market, it’s hard to miss the dope duo behind Nic Fit Vintage. Sergio and Nicole are making their mark in Miami’s fashion scene, bringing rare 90’s and psychedelic vintage to the masses.

As a long time follower and buyer, I’ve always loved their music-driven style and recently had the opportunity to catch up with Nic Fit to ask a few burning questions. I was especially thrilled when they gave me an exclusive look at their retro-inspired Spring/Summer 2013 Look Book!  Satisfying your vintage fix!

How did you get started  selling vintage?

Sergio: I started from going to concerts in Middle School and buying band t-shirts. In my late 20’s I had way too many t-shirts and decided to list them on eBay. From there, I started selling all kinds of vintage clothing and business just kept growing.

Nicole: Sergio wanted to integrate women’s clothing into his store, so I decided I would focus on that. And to us, starting a family business made sense.

Nic Fit, very dope name, how did you come up with that?

It’s a song Sonic Youth covered on their 1992 Dirty album. It’s actually from a DC hardcore band, called The Untouchables. Both versions are awesome. Nic Fit is short, sweet, and to the point.

1980's Starter Jackets  San Francisco 49's, Boston Red Sox & Miami Dolphins
1980’s Starter Jackets
San Francisco 49’s, Boston Red Sox & Miami Dolphins

Influence-wise, you guys seem to really reflect a unique look. Who or what influenced your aesthetic?

We’re really into early 90’s music and fashion, late night MTV, Spike Jonze, Frank Kozik, and psychedelia.

Rare Vintage (1992) Sonic Youth Vans Sneakers
Rare Vintage (1992) Sonic Youth Vans Sneakers

Your top coveted/favorite pieces?

A vintage Sebadoh T-shirt that we got Lou Barlow to sign at Grand Central when they played here, my paper thin “Ball of Confusion” Love and Rockets t-shirt from the 80’s, our collection of Miami Heat Starter Jackets, and a pair of very rare Sonic Youth vans sneakers from 1992 Dirty album.

1980's Start Jackets Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bulls & Oakland Raiders.
1980’s Start Jackets
Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bulls & Oakland Raiders.

Where can the masses find you for some dope vintage?

This Saturday at Radio- Active Records in Fort Lauderdale for Record Store Day (April 20th 9am -5pm). Every Second Saturday of the month at Wynwood Style Market for art walk, by appointment (email: [email protected]) or online: Website /Etsy / Ebay.

554877_162023973951379_136128938_nDOLL QUIZ

Name: Sergio & Nicole   Location: Miami, FLGet to know Nic Fit Vintage a little more in the Doll Quiz…

Occupation: Owners of Nic Fit Vintage

Hobbies/Interest: Picking, traveling, and concert-going.

One Item In Your Wardrobe You Can’t Live Without: My 1970’s Italian boots handed down from my mom. (Nicole)

Top 5 Artist/Songs On Your iPod: Dead Skeletons, “Slyd” by !!!, The Clash, Mudhoney, The Black Ryder

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