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Are Vintage Clothes Your Thing?

Aug 18, 2007
Many people simply adore vintage clothing probably because it gives that sense of being a classic and an antique. It also gives that great feeling of being able to find a vintage item so unique amidst the racks of clothes or the various shops that carry such items. Shopping for vintage clothes can be oh so fun but it is important that you know where to look for them and you know how to spot a good find.

You can actually find vintage clothes from specialized vintage boutiques, thrift stores and consignment shops. If you shop in stores that specialize in vintage items, you are assured of getting items in good, quality condition. The great thing also about these shops is that they are organized in such a way that is similar to your regular boutique. You will find that vintage boutiques tend to focus on a particular decade or period and their sales staff are a lot of help since they are very much knowledgeable with regards to the items they are selling.

You will find that consignment shops offer reasonable prices and good buys as well since they are also particular when it comes to the condition of the items that are being consigned by donors. Their system involves some sort of profit sharing wherein a part of the selling price of a particular item goes to its donor.

You will enjoy going to thrift stores because they have racks of clothes and they carry many items. But you cannot expect to find many items in good quality and in good condition. It'll take some effort and someone with a good eye to be able to spot a good buy.

It is very important that when you find something, you need to carefully scrutinize and examine your find. Check if it is a good buy and worth every penny that you will be paying for. Feel the fabric on whether it drapes well on your body and that it doesn't feel stiff and crude. Always check the garment for any damages like loose threads, ripped areas, holes and stains. Even check the underarms for marks of perspiration. Always go for good handiwork and excellent workmanship.

You cannot always expect prices of certain vintage items like cashmere, leather and fur to come cheap. Just bear in mind that if a particular item is worth for what you will be paying for then you shouldn't have any hesitations or apprehensions of purchasing it.
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