Vintage clothing and accessories are such special things to own. Not only are they often rare and hold a lot of history, but vintage is also a much better way to shop than buying new. You’re investing in something that’s already had a life, extending that life and keeping it out of landfill. Read on to learn more about vintage, and see all CUDONI’s latest and greatest vintage finds.
WHAT MAKES SOMETHING VINTAGE?
A lot of pieces are labeled vintage even if they’re just a few years old. So, you have to be a discerning customer to sort out what’s legitimately vintage. A good rule to follow is that something should be at least two decades old.
If you’re not sure, do a bit of research, but something might not always be labeled with the collection it’s from. That’s the benefit of shopping vintage at CUDONI. Our experts are always ready to take the guesswork out of shopping vintage as they have the knowledge to determine what is authentic and what isn’t.
WHAT SHOULD YOU LOOK FOR WHEN SHOPPING VINTAGE?
The number one thing is to look for something you love. Since shopping vintage will be inherently less trend-driven, you should choose something you know you’ll wear often, and something that fits you really well.
Even if there is a bit of damage to a piece, it still might be worth the investment. It’s so easy to fix a missing button or ripped seam, so be sure to look beyond small imperfections and see them as an important part of the piece’s history.
HOW CAN YOU WORK VINTAGE PIECES INTO YOUR WARDROBE?
Again, a vintage piece should be something you’ll wear again and again. Don’t just buy something because it has a big fancy designer label. Ensure that it goes with at least a few other pieces you already own, and you can see yourself wearing it on several different occasions.
When you wear your new vintage piece, mixing it with more current items is always a good way to go. For instance, if you bought a printed Versace shirt from the ‘80s, tuck it into tailored trousers for a cleaner, modern look. Or, if you’ve found yourself an amazing fur coat, wear it with skinny jeans and biker boots.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE LATEST VINTAGE TRENDS?
The ‘90s and early ‘00s have had a stronghold on us for a couple years now, so anything from those decades is super popular. Think pastel colours, oversized tailoring and streamlined silhouettes.
Logo prints are also really popular among vintage hunters right now, particularly from brands like Fendi and Gucci, which also call on those aforementioned decades. But again, you should always choose something vintage based on your personal taste. If you really love it, you know you’ll have it for years to come.
The beauty of vintage is twofold. Not only are you getting something that’s special and unique, but you’re also keeping it in the system and giving it a second (or even third) life. And, when you shop vintage at CUDONI, you know you’re getting exactly what you’re paying for.
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