Very much getting in the vintage buzz at the moment and appreciating the detail and quality of older pieces. Take this beautiful 1970′s 2-in-1 dress for example…
How many pleated midi skirts did we see all summer on the streets? Here is the original real deal. It’s funny how trends keep coming back again and again. Vintage doesn’t mean old-fashioned. In fact, it can mean quite the opposite. Right now this burnt orange colour is also very popular and that’s nothing new either. If you’re clever about it, vintage can be offer a unique take on a current trend and set you apart from everyone else.
I must admit though I have very little patience when it comes to big vintage stores that require a lot of time to root through rails and rails of clothes. Also the musty smell puts me off! I prefer stores who select their vintage pieces carefully.
I also get tired of the typical vintage East London combo of ripped Levi shorts, oversized faded t-shirts and bomber jackets complete with thick rimmed glasses, of course! If you are really interested in vintage, there are much more special items to be found.
Some sites I’d like to recommend are Gary Pepper, Bitter Root and also the vintage section on Etsy.
I would love to hear from you if there are other good online sites where you buy vintage.
This dress has been sourced by Holly from Miss Patina. It will be for sale on their website soon. The blazer is from their Autumn Winter 2011 collection and is up there now. The hat and bag are vintage too.
Have a great weekend!