The best affordable alternative to designer pieces, if you want to achieve a unique personal style, is shopping for vintage clothes and accessories.
Let’s assume you are bored with fast fashion and you want to differ from everybody else by distancing yourself from trends. Where will you shop? What will you shop? The first thing that comes in mind, is vintage of course. The best alternative, along with handmade and designer, if you are not on a budget. But why shop second hand? Read through, to find out, not one, not two, but ten good reasons to score vintage treasures.
Recycling clothes through a second purchase, not only doesn’t fall into the fast fashion category that exists to follow trends, but it also contradicts the overconsumption feeding large retailer companies, while causing great pollution to the environment.
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ECONOMY
Buying vintage from a local boutique, supports the growth of the community and local economy.
CLOTHES WITH STORIES TO TELL
Every vintage piece you acquire, has it’s own history which makes you wonder about the previous owner, making it feel a little more romantic and cherished.
vintage 80s dress €36.38
Let’s admit it. The one thing we all go after with our outfit, is uniqueness. If you want to be defined by a special style and wear pieces that you won’t see on anyone else, then vintage is really for you.
If you are feeling the retro vibe that characterizes current trends, then something as plain as a vintage 90s skirt, can be combined with something modern, to achieve a mixed look.
vintage 90s floral skirt €34
WORN IN” IS WAY COOLER
Vintage denim like Levi’s, Lee, Calvin Klein, fits way better and looks way cooler.
Vintage Levi’s 501 vintage jeans €42
Most of today’s clothing, is made out of synthetic fibers that tend to chafe and get worn out very easily, unlike vintage clothing that were made to last and get worn again and again. This is also the reason, that you can find many vintage pieces from old eras like the 40s in a very good condition.
Of course, when we are talking vintage we don’t refer only to clothing, but to accessories also. Jewelry, sunglasses, bags, scarves and shoes, so unique that give instant character to any outfit.
vintage 90s sunglasses €22.38
If you regularly visit vintage boutiques, then you know all about the feel of the treasure hunt. The satisfaction you get when you discover something beyond your expectations -yes, that happens a lot when shopping vintage- is unimaginable and even greater when you have spent hours searching in a space full of little personal stories.
INSPIRATION FOR CURRENT TRENDS
Fashion is a constant recycling of trends. Most of the pieces you see today in designer collections, are inspired by previous eras and based in designs that you can score for much less, than a current season’s designer piece.
Gucci vintage belt €85.08