Tips on how to shop for vintage clothes

how to shop for vintage items

Shopping for vintage clothes can be a bit of scary experience. I remember one of my friend bought for me some vintage pieces a few years ago and I didn’t bother trying them and ended up giving them away as I hated anything to do with vintage.

I never used to go to charity or vintage stores as the thought of someone else might have worn the clothes that I wanted to buy was a bit too much for my OCD (Obsessive cleaning disorder) self. 

I started visiting charity shops three years ago as the place I was living did not have a shopping mall but had quite a few number of charity shops which forced me into visiting them when I was bored. 

The first time I visited a charity shop I did not last 10 minutes as I didn’t know what to look at. I gathered courage and the next day I visited the charity shop I went home with a pair of brand new high heel shoes for a ridiculous amount.  From that day on I kept on going looking for brand new shoes and handbags. 

how-to-shop-for-vintage-pieces, vintage pieces, vintage hunting, tips on vintage hunting, vintage hunting shopping tips

Next time you see a vintage piece on a hanger pause before you pass by as vintage pieces are bang on trend & are perfect ways of getting unique pieces that you won’t find other people wearing them.

You can shop for vintage pieces in allocated vintage shops or charity shops. 

Here are a few tips on how to shop vintage clothes

  • Rummage to find a gem, be open minded and step out of your comfort zone and just go for it.
  • Look and look as you never know when you’re going to find the perfect gem
  • Since in most vintage shops you can only find one similar item at a time it’s best to keep hold of the item & try it on before someone else grabs it.
  • If you fall in love with a vintage item it’s best to buy it as there’s a good chance you’ll never see it again.
  • Don’t shy away from buying plus size clothing as you can alter and revamp them to your taste & size.
  • If you’re not a fan of whites you can dye your white vintage pieces to your favourite colour.
  •  Mix old with the new by incorporating your vintage pieces with contemporary pieces from your wardrobe.
Tips-on-how-to-shop-for-vintage, vintage shopping, vintage trend, vintage trends, where  to shop for vintage pieces

Share your tips with us on how to shop for vintage

How to rock short natural hair with ankara skirt Previous post High waist High-low ankara/kitenge skirt, blazer & brooch
African print/’kitenge’/’ankara’ button front playsuit/ romper with heels: Dinner date outfit Next post African print/kitenge/ankara button front playsuit/ romper

Average Rating

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *