Vintage clothing is cool and exciting and people currently love the styles of old. The emergence of vintage shops as well as clothing companies such as Farah Vintage who do old fashioned lines of their past styles shows this popularity.
One of the main reasons people love vintage is that it is often unique and that the clothing is a one off quite often and you will never be likely to see anyone else with it. This makes it extremely desirable and means that people will be more inclined to spend time rummaging to find the perfect item. However, there are things to be aware of when buying this clothing.
One of the things to remember is that clothing that is pre-1960s and the mass clothing revolution will often be tailored to a finer degree than vintage clothing that is post the 1960s era. This is down to the fact that cheap mass manufacturing really came into its own in this period. Keep an eye out on the quality of items from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s as they may have not taken the test of time as well as some older items. Farah vintage offers you the chance to purchase similar items though new, allowing you the chance to shop vintage but with no downsides.
If you want to ensure that you are not going to have to spend hours or take many disappointing trips to stores a distance away, get to know what you like. Some people have a particular love of the 1950s, other the crazy 1980s. Some shops are more inclined to cater for certain types of clothing and styles. Use the Internet to get to understand what you like and then look for items in stores that are more inclined to sell them.
New Vintage like Farah Vintage
If you are forking out for vintage clothing or even ‘new’ vintage clothing try and ensure that you are getting your money’s worth. One of the great things about old clothing is the fact that much of it is high quality and well lined. These clothes will be worn before, but they should also be in perfectly good condition. Check the clothing for blemishes and ensure that it is structured and lined properly. Other things to look out for include insect damage, insect eggs, fading, embellishments missing and odour stains. If you put it on and it doesn’t look or feel right there could be a problem with the clothing, so always be complete happy before purchasing.
The normal rules also apply; so don’t buy an item that is too large. Ensure that you try all on before buying and that includes Farah Vintage. Nobody wants something a few sizes too large when they get home and remember that many vintage shops don’t take returns. Try before you buy.
Finally, stay within your budget. Sure that 1950s floral dress looks great – but will you be able to afford next month’s rent if you purchase it?
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Jeanstore offer a great range of 60′s style clothing from Farah Vintage which is far easier to source than the originals!