Tuesday, June 17, 2008

New OId Vintage

I have always been a fan of my mothers closet for several reasons. One of them being that my mom was always the best dressed woman I knew. She stayed ahead of the trends and more often than not set them. And let's not even start on her shoe collection {one that could rival Choo and Manolo}. So imagine my dismay when my mother abruptly overhauled her closet and got rid of majority of her clothes and shoes. Luckily I managed to salvage two pairs of shoes and a dress. Considering that when growing up, our mothers closets are the pinnacle of our childhood dress up days, it's not surprising that vintage clothing is popular this season. {Which im kind of upset about}

There's a certain feeling that one gets when you have walked into a store and purchased a vintage article. Exclusivity. You leave know that you are one of a select few -or the only one- to own that particular item. Not to mention that majority of the older pieces are so well made. However, all vintage is not good vintage and you need to be able to tell the difference between the two. For starters make sure you buy from someone with a good reputation. Also make sure that you ask the seller the history of the clothing, like who's owned it and where it came from. There are a few vintage stores, as well as online stores, that I love. Below are a few {Click on pictures to go to the online store versions}:

CURRENT FAVE: Nasty Gal Vintage

American Rag {in LA}

Nelda's Vintage Online Store

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