Thursday, March 4, 2010

How To Buy Vintage Clothing ...

  • First and Foremost, know that VinTage clothing sizes run much smaller than today's sizes. If possible try the clothing on and don't be discouraged when you are not fitting into a "Perfect Size".
  • Make sure you check for authentic. There are clues that can help you figure out, such as does it have a metal zipper instead of a plastic one? Is it lined? does it have a tag that looks old? Older garments are typically better constructed than today's. Do the fabrics look from another era? Are the seams finished? Those are some of the questions you should think about when buying vintage clothing.
  • Keep in mind that vintage clothing is used and is not going to be in mint condition. Its called "Shabby Chic" for a good Reason.
  • Familiarize yourself with what vintage clothing names so when you look at the tag you may recall the name of who made it. Perhaps do a little internet research before hitting the shops. As you shop more, you will get to know more name-brands of vintage clothing.