How to Shop Vintage Clothes


In order to find the best vintage pieces, you need to search, plan and be prepared to rummage. Finding the right shop is just the beginning and what comes next is the real discovery session. Wading through racks and racks of clothes will either sound like heaven or hell, but the journey doesn’t end there.

Vintage clothing by nature is more fragile than brand new. If it’s lived through a few decades then it is going to show: a slight grease stain here, a snag in the silk skirt there. It’s not as simple as taking something to the till and slipping into it the moment you get home.

Think About The Purpose Of The Piece

Looking for that perfect party piece to dance the night away in? Or that wear-everywhere to see you through the season? Think about where and when you’re going to wear your vintage item as you’ll need to assess its practicality. “If it’s for a party, make sure the condition is good and not too delicate so it won’t rip.

Dry Clean Before You Wear

“Make sure to have it dry cleaned to get rid of the dusty smell,”. Becoming a BFF with your dry cleaner is a must for any vintage lover. Breathing new life into a pre-loved garment will see not just the smell improved, but most dry cleaners have an expert knowledge in repairs and reviving clothes ready to be worn once more too. It’s remarkable the difference having something professionally cleaned can make.

Don’t Be Afraid To Make Adjustments

If pieces need some altering, don’t be afraid to adjust them, using an expert sew skill won’t take any charm out of the finished result. Sensitive tailoring is likely to ensure that you wear the garments more.