Give the gift of luxury: Vintage

Give the gift of luxury: Vintage

The festive season is upon us, and that means it’s time to start thinking about all the gifts you’re going to treat your loved ones to. This is the year to be more mindful about your shopping, and take a more circular approach. It’s kinder to the planet, it’s better for your budget, and it’ll help you find more unique gifts they’ll surely love.

If you want to gift a beautiful vintage piece, Cudoni can help. Not only do we have some of the most unique vintage items from the best designers, but we also have Cudoni experts who can help you choose the perfect piece. Read on for top tips from our vintage expert, Jake Turner, and you’ll be on your way to finding the best vintage clothing and accessories from Cudoni.

Why should you buy a vintage piece?

Choosing a vintage gift not only shows that you spent that extra time searching for the perfect item, but it will also make your gift stand out.

“When gift buying, newness is given precedent,” says Jake Turner, Cudoni’s vintage expert. “A vintage item is so much more personal than buying something new and mass produced. Gifting something one-of-a-kind is a lot more special and shows that thought and care went into purchasing the gift.”

How do you choose the best vintage piece?

There is, of course, so much to choose from when it comes to vintage shopping, but Jake suggests opting for pieces based on something personal. “If your nan loves owls, there is a 1980s chunky knit owl jumper out there waiting to be snapped up,” he says. “Your best friend’s birthstone is amethyst? Take your pick of jewellery from antiquity to present day.”

Vintage, as with most fashion-based gifts, is about personal taste and style. For example, if your mum is a maximalist, choose Roberto Cavalli. But, if your sister is more minimal, go with vintage Prada.

What makes something vintage?

If you’re not sure what exactly makes a designer piece vintage, fair enough, as the definition is constantly changing. Jake says the general rule of thumb used to be that the item had to be at least 20 years old. But now, he says, “the craze for Y2K and 2010s fashion is broadening the definition of what can be considered vintage.”

You might really enjoy heading out to vintage shops and searching for the perfect gift. But, we recommend going digital, where there are endless choices. “Shopping for vintage online makes finding the right size and the era you are interested in a breeze,” says Jake.