Buying vintage clothes is a great way to add personality and flair to your wardrobe. In this blog post, we cover the basics of buying vintage clothes. Read on for expert tips on getting the best deal possible, from knowing what fabrics cost to some secrets passed down over time.
This blog post contains plenty of other information about store etiquette, shopping at flea markets or thrift stores (or both!), and what not-to-do’s when checking out at a store. There’s no need for frustration – know precisely what you’re getting into before buying. There is some great vintage finds for those willing to do their homework!
There are many reasons you should shop for vintage clothes. You can find unique pieces that have been well-loved and won’t be found anywhere else. It’s also a great way to build a more adult wardrobe when you’ve outgrown your preppy teen clothing or are looking for new workwear. You can get a good deal on something you’d like without worrying about it being in style next year (although you never know what’ll become retro!).
One of the biggest things you may notice when buying vintage is that the fabrics differ from what you’re used to. While this is especially true for vintage stores, some of your favorite brand-name clothes are now made with cheaper materials that could be better for your skin. So it’s worth exploring what materials you can get with vintage clothing – often, the quality is higher and lasts longer. Plus, the material tends to be softer and more comfortable against your skin (since it’s meant to be worn).
Vintage fabrics may also be a bit different from what you’re used to – they may be softer, more flowing, and less clingy. These are often fabrics that tend to look better and last longer. If you’re used to buying cheap clothing that fits perfectly, it’s worth trying something different out for size, especially when buying vintage clothes – you don’t need to buy as much of it because it lasts longer.
In general, quality is everything when it comes to vintage shopping. And while you might find great deals on bargain items, you may find that vintage fabrics are more time-consuming to work with – if the fabric needs to be nicer and have loose threads, it will be a pain to fix and repair. But for the same price (and for some of the same materials), you can get more excellent cloth that looks almost brand new!
In conclusion, consider shopping vintage when you have a clear idea of what you’re looking for, know the quality of vintage clothing, and can look past a few flaws – it’s worth it in the end.