Vintage Clothing Shopping Tips
If you are interested in buying vintage clothing items and accessories, there are many things you should consider. First of all, ask yourself what vintage style appeals most to you? However, people commonly limit themselves only to those items that can be safely washed and cleaned, for example vintage denim jacket. However, it is always good idea to wear something underneath, something undoubtedly washable. When it comes to size, you should buy those clothes that fit you, but with a bit of ease. Of course, if you go to the store, you will have an opportunity to try those clothes on. However, it is more convenient and fun to look and buy vintage clothing online, for example at ETSY Vintage Shop: Vintage Hour. Their business is international and they always clean and wash the selling items before listing them, so you could check their products.
Online shops usually have the measurements listed and you should take a look at those. It is not a bad idea to compare the measurements with some clothing items you already possess, although modern sizing will rarely coincides exactly with the vintage measurements. Many people collect, not wear the vintage clothing. In that case, the size does not make much difference. If you are interested some pre-1920s clothes and accessories, try to display them on small mannequins (the smaller the better), but in case you are interested in re-selling them, better do not accumulate too tiny clothing items. Those wearable items are with greater value. Also, if you collect and consider re-selling vintage clothing, good labels might be hard to find, but if you however find them, do not miss those pieces. Big name labels are a plus, especially for the serious collectors and buyers. However, if you cannot find labeled items, look for those well preserved.