For those of us who adore vintage clothing, whether for collecting, wearing, or both, there are some important guidelines to follow to be sure that you are getting the greatest bang for your buck, so to speak. If you’re new to the game, understand that it takes time and experience to truly realize a great piece of vintage clothing when you see it. To start you on your journey, or to keep you learning, try following these tips:
Do you love treasure hunting? Would you rather shop your grandmother’s closet than the mall for your outfits? If you enjoy looking unique and not like everyone else, then vintage shopping is for you! Shopping for amazing pieces to add to your wardrobe is exciting, fun, and challenging. When I first got started, there still were stores that sold strictly vintage clothing and accessories, but the market has changed. Although great pieces of authentic vintage can be found today, one often must scour thrift stores, consignment shops, and church charity shops, which means looking through lots of cast offs that are neither old nor desirable. At our store, Nostalgia, we have vendors who source true men’s and women’s quality vintage clothing, and they are quite experienced at knowing which eras are “hot” and, so, what the customer is looking to buy. At other antique co-ops, you may find booths or areas that contain vintage or a combination of second hand clothing and older pieces. Again, you often have to dig through or hunt for those can’t-live-without garments. But, I promise you, it’s worth it! The following tips will help you to shop wisely while in pursuit of that vintage gem!
Vintage clothing, although often very well-made, can become fragile over time. Excellent storage methods can slow down the process of deterioration, even in your oldest garments. The following tips will help you to keep your beloved vintage pieces in top shape!
If you have any vintage clothing or accessories that you questions about, feel free to visit us at our antique and collectibles store. We are located at 236 Wickenden St Providence, RI.