VINTAGE & MODERN

HOW IT STARTED

We're QUIRK Your online destination for curated vintage and unique modern lifestyle.

WHERE WE ARE NOW

Founded in 2016, Quirk is female-owned and operated, with AAPI roots. We aim to be the go-to destination for all things vintage, stylish, unique, and fun. From our humble beginnings as a literal hole in the wall to becoming a staple in Downtown Los Angeles, Quirk has evolved to survive the pandemic and expand its online presence.

Our meticulously curated assortment of timeless bags, vintage dresses, and shirts each come with their own captivating story. Embrace self-expression, revel in the joy of fashion, and elevate your style with our sustainable and chic collection. At Quirk, we invite you to experience the art of dressing and discover the perfect pieces to enhance your wardrobe.

About Our Founder/Owner

With 15 years of experience in fashion consulting, art direction, and costume design, Melynda Choothesa brings her expertise to the fashion and entertainment industries. As a brand coordinator/advisor, she has a keen eye for trends, styles, and consumer appeal. Formerly the Senior Fashion Editor of Desnudo Italia and a Clio Award-winning costume designer, she now serves as the fashion stylist, designer, and creative director for her company, Couture Zen, LLC.

Her specialization includes vintage/modern high-end men’s/women’s fashion, costume design, and wardrobe styling for feature films, catering to international and domestic clients, including celebrities, musicians, and magazines. Notably, she has collaborated with artists such as Megadeth, Neon Trees, Bad Bunny, Akon, and more. She is also passionate about creating compelling digital content and advising post-production processes.

With a background in Spanish and Asian film and photo shoots, she is recognized for her commitment to excellence and adaptability in the industry. Melynda’s journey began with an immigrant mom and an entrepreneurial spirit, selling handmade beaded jewelry to a local boutique in her hometown from a young age, and drawing fashion flats from the age of 7, reflecting her enduring passion for art, clothing, and creativity.

Quirk Originals & Custom Fashion

Unique Resale From 1940-Now

How many fashion items can you say are truly one-of-a-kind? And we’re not just talking about a rare print or a limited edition piece. We’re talking about an item that is made-to-order, and designed specifically for you. That’s what you’ll find with Quirk’s originals.

We believe that fashion should be fun, quirky, and it should make you feel good. That’s why we offer a range of sizes that can be mixed & matched. And because we want to be as sustainable as possible, we only produce what we need. 

So if you’re looking for something unique, whether it’s one of our rare true vintage pieces (from the 1940s-Y2k), or a pair of exquisite bike shorts, then come see us. We’d love to help you find your perfect fashion match!

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YEARS IN BUSINESS

We aim to be the go-to destination for all things vintage, stylish, unique, and fun.

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in fashion consulting, art direction, and costume design, in the entertainment industries.

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Elevate Your Style With Couture Zen

From personalized fashion consultations to custom-designed clothing, Couture Zen is your go-to for quintessential style and sophistication. Discover the couture fit and express your unique sense of fashion with our bespoke men’s and women’s suiting.

Our Pledge to Authenticity: More Than Just Words

While many claim a commitment to authenticity, for us, it is the bedrock of our business. Our carefully curated selection of vintage clothing and accessories goes beyond aesthetics; it is a testament to an era and an ethical responsibility. Recent legal battles involving counterfeit goods faced by our industry peers have made the contrast all the more evident – and our determination, stronger.

We firmly believe that selling fakes not only deceives consumers but also disrupts the integrity of the supply chain. Illegitimate trade creates a ripple effect that damages the entire industry, undermining the hard work and history woven into each piece. Our stance is clear: we only collaborate with trusted suppliers, valuing the origins and journey of every garment and bag that graces our shelves.

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