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Kim Gordon and Coco Moore for Marc Jacobs
Photography Nick Sethi, Styling Malina Joseph Gilchrist

Hey kool thing, big news! Kim Gordon is selling off her old clothes

The Sonic Youth icon is having a clear out – here’s how to get your hands on her stuff

To call Kim Gordon a style icon would be a wild understatement. The Sonic Youth legend exploded onto the NY noise rock scene in the early 90s, kitted out in preppy polo dresses, barely-there minis, and feminist slogan tees, and is still plastered across Pinterest boards as #inspo for new-gen riot grrls everywhere to this day. She even dipped her toe into design with X-Girl – the cult label which launched via a guerilla sidewalk show in NY in 1994, with help from friends Sofia Coppola, Spike Jonze, and Chloë Sevigny.

Needless to say, her wardrobe is likely jam-packed with sartorial treasures accumulated across the course of the last three decades, and so she’s looking to make some space. As announced on her Instagram, Gordon’s had a clear out and is set to have a closet sale this coming Sunday [August 27]. For those lucky enough to be in LA right now [tropical storm and earthquakes aside], her stylist Christina Turner will be pitching up a Submission Beauty on Rowena Avenue to peddle both Gordon’s and her own wares. “We have been purging thru her closet and I must say, there are gems! Early bird gets the worm. Limited pieces, small collection,” Turner wrote in her own IG post.

Given Gordon is something of a Prada and Miu Miu-head, and has starred in campaigns for both Marc Jacobs and Saint Laurent, there’s likely to be a bunch of uber-high fashion bits and pieces to be dug out, alongside bashed up denim, battered band tees, and maybe a few uncovered X-Girl archive pieces. And there’s more good news, as Turner reveals all the cash generated from Gordon’s side of the sale will go to the Los Angeles Downtown Women’s Center, meaning that by indulging in a little retail therapy, you’re also supporting a vital cause. 

Head here for more info on the sale, and revisit the time Kim and her daughter Coco starred in a Marc Jacobs bag campaign here.