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Resale, Thrift & Vintage – What Will Happen in 2023?
What will happen in the thrift, vintage & resale business in 2023? Which items, brands, and designers will be trending? We asked vintage collectors, sellers, and professionals.
How to Clean Vintage Leather and Suede
Anessa Woods of Bustown Modern shares her best tips on how to clean vintage leather and suede garments after working in the vintage business for nearly 20 years.
Thrifted Rainbow – Sarah Stepanek
Sarah Stepanek is a tireless thrifter, creator of the hashtag #ThriftColorfully, and known for her rainbow-like outfits on Instagram. Here are some of her favorite thrifted finds and outfits.
Collecting Pleats Please
Farr Bryant, 31, started collecting Issey Miyake’s Pleats Please in 2013. Where does she find her best deals and why should everyone own a Pleats Please piece?
Annika White and Landis Urquhart connected over their love for vintage clothing. Now they create vintage collections and photoshoots together.
Best Vintage & Thrift Stores in Paris
From high-end designer pieces to more affordable finds, Paris has it all when it comes to vintage shopping. Follow our guide to the best stores in the city.
Secondhand Gift Ideas for The Holidays
The most sustainable gift is the one that already exists. Let’s choose used this holiday season!
Collecting Future Vintage with Grailed Seller Kendricky
What will be a future collectible vintage item in 20 years? We met with Grailed reseller, collector, and designer Kendrick Quek, 25, to find out.
Midwest Staple – Interview with Libby Finn from Ragstock
Midwest vintage clothing chain Ragstock is one of America’s longest-running retailers of vintage and recycled clothing. With over 40 locations and an online store, it is also one of the biggest.
From Seattle to Paris – Interview with Kelly Miller
Kelly Miller studied fashion design in NYC and Milan, worked with trend forecasting and vintage in London and Paris, and now runs her own business in Paris – which she says is unparalleled in vintage.
Street Style Star Jalil Johnson
This New York street style icon and fashion office assistant of Saks Fifth Avenue discovered vintage through Macklemore and Tumblr.
How To Embrace The Y2K Vintage Trend
It is over 20 years since the start of the millennium. That means y2k fashion is officially vintage – and trending. Here is a walk-through how to embrace it, no matter how old you are!
Shopping at The Manhattan Vintage
The Manhattan Vintage Show is a not-to-be-missed event for any vintage lover. Check out what visitors bought at the October show!
Collecting Vintage Undercover – Meet Arianna Aviram
New Yorker Arianna Aviram scours the internet to find secondhand items from her beloved Japanese label Undercover.
Five NYC Vintage Stores You Should Also Know
Check out these NYC vintage stores and find your new favorite!
Collecting Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier & Vivienne Westwood
Parisian Morgane Farenq, 38, calls herself ’vintage sick’. Her biggest obsessions are Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, and vintage opera costumes.
Vintage Shopping in East Bay – Guide to Oakland and Berkeley
Our Bay Area correspondent Amanda Assing visits her favorite vintage spots in Oakland and Berkeley, CA.
Personal Choice – How James Breitenstein Graduated From A Flea Vendor to A Store Owner
Opening a brick-and-mortar store is a dream that many vintage sellers share. Read how James Breitenstein of Personal Choice was able to open his own store in Eagle Rock, LA.
Selling Vintage at Europe’s Largest Flea Market
Kaisa Similä sells vintage at Puces de Saint-Ouen in Paris, the largest flea market in Europe and one of the most iconic landmarks of Paris.
Chickee’s Vintage – Sourcing Simplicity
Kathleen Sorbara of NYC-based Chickees Vintage knows how to create that chic, timeless style with vintage.
Nine Fall 2022 Trends You Can Easily Shop Secondhand
A new season means new outfit ideas. We put together what’s coming up this fall, and how to do it with secondhand.
70s Does 30s – How To Create a 30s Look with 70s Pieces
30s vintage tends to be rare and come in small sizes. Luckily you can create 30s looks by using more affordable and common 70s vintage. Karyn Dethrow of Dethrose Vintage shows how to do it.
Best Vintage Stores In Los Angeles
Where to shop vintage in Los Angeles area? Check out the tips for best flea markets, vintage shopping, and more.
Stains – How To Remove Them From Vintage Clothes
Do yourself a favor, and treat that spot the next minute you notice it on your garment. Here are selected vintage vendors’ tips on how to do it professionally.
Vibe Vintage – How To Start Your Vintage Business Later In Life
Rebecca Gombos launched her vintage business at the age of 53. Selling vintage was always Rebecca Gombos’ dream. Finally, at the age of 53 she was ready to launch her business.
Vintage Fashion Guild 20 Years – The Best Online Vintage Resource
To celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the Vintage Fashion Guild, we talked with Margaret Wilds, the current President. Why is VFG needed and what does the future of vintage look like?
Classic Men’s Vintage – How to Recreate That Hollywood Look
Make-up artist and portrait painter Oscar Billis, 26, prefers to wear true vintage from the 1920s to 1940s. Even in the heat of the New York summer!
Best Vintage Stores in Copenhagen
Copenhagen is known for its many bikes, Nordic food scene, and Danish design. But did you know that the city has a vibrant and steadily growing vintage scene, too?
Meet Kathleen Schaaf of Meow Vintage – Hunting Deadstock Vintage Since The 70s
Legendary Kathleen Schaaf of Meow Vintage has been hunting deadstock vintage since the late 70s. Read how it all started.
Dr. Aisha Mays Took The #nonewclothes Challenge – Here Is What She Learned
What are the biggest challenges and the most meaningful takeaways when you stop buying new clothes?
Stylist Natasha Bock and Hunting for Vintage Online
New York-based stylist is one of our heavy users. Gem app has helped her discover many hard-to-find vintage items.
Linking Art and Vintage Fashion
With her creative curation of the 99candles vintage store, Paris-based artist Louise Ducatillon creates links through art and fashion.
Wearing 30s and 40s Vintage Every Day
Like many, Caroline Schaffer discovered vintage through Mad Men. Now she only wears 30s and 40s vintage.
Best Vintage Stores in San Francisco
Our updated guide to the best vintage shopping in San Francisco in 2022.
Talking Plus Size & Repro Vintage with Harlow Harlow
Vintage style and classic film content creator Harlow Harlow, 29, discovered vintage through old movies and Instagram.
Endless Options – Vintage Scarves by Pryde Vintage
Meredith Minne runs a vintage business dedicated solely to vintage scarves. Read her tips on shopping, storing, and wearing these fun accessories!
Thrifting In Your Middle Age – Sabra Johnson Shares Her Thrifting Tips
Closet creative, stylist, and Instagram person Sabra Johnson started thrifting in her late-40s. Here is her journey and best tips for beginners!
Gone Sailing – Maximalist Nautical Looks by The Curatorial Dept.
Get inspired by the nautical spring looks created by the owner of The Curatorial Dept., Wendi Weger.
Eveready Vintage –Timeless California Men’s Garments
Steven Vega, the creator of Eveready Vintage, gets inspired by interesting details, timeless fashion, and his home grounds in the Southern California.
Wes Anderson x Gucci – Meet Fashion Blogger Amy Roiland & Her Daughter Ryder Bird
Amy Roiland, 37, and her daughter, Ryder Bird, 2, are known for their matching vintage outfits.
Fauve of Blondes In Heaven Vintage Shares Her Vintage Finds
Fauve Schoen runs a bi-coastal vintage business together with her Mom. Here she shares her favorite vintage finds with us!
reDress – The First Rent-A-Rack Store in The US
Kati Kanerva founded the first-ever rent-a-rack store for second-hand clothes in the US and is planning to launch more.
LA Flea Markets Guide 2022
Check out our updated and expanded guide to Los Angeles flea markets.
Blythe Marks’ Vintage Style – Tailoring and Pleats Please
A hardcore collector, expert thrifter and vintage vendor – meet Blythe Marks and see her best vintage finds.
Lipari Vintage Eyewear – 125 Years of Shades and Frames
Since 1897, a small eyewear store in Sicily, Italy, has grown into a treasure chest of vintage sunglasses. Edoardo Lipari, the fourth generation in the family business, shares their story.
The Best Street Styles at The Pickwick Vintage Show
We visited the first Pickwick Vintage Show at their new location at Row DTLA. Here are the best looks we spotted.
Vintage Staple Like No Other – Talking Vintage Sweatshirts with Fair Season
Toni Walker knows the vintage staples: tees, jeans, and sweatshirts. What are her tips on shopping and wearing vintage sweatshirts?
Nylon Nostalgia – Why Choose Vintage Lingerie?
Emma Benitez has supplied classic vintage lingerie to lovers of pretty things all around the globe since 2008. She specializes in lingerie from the 40s, 50s, and 60s.
Skirt Suits Are Back!
Skirt suits are making a comeback, says former stylist and vintage vendor Chelsea von Mach. Now she shares her best tips on how to style and wear this spring.
Traveling Tavin – A Caravan Vintage Store
When the pandemic hit, Erin Tavin, the creator of LA-based Tavin Boutique, took her business on the road.
The French Way – How Paris Made Keesean Moore A Vintage Vendor
Keesean Moore learned the tricks of the vintage trade by frequenting Paris flea markets.
Talking Psychedelic Prints with Lexie Butterfly Vintage
Lexie Griffith learned her love for color and print from her lawyer mother.
Akina Sato Shares Her Favorite Vintage Finds
Akina Sato’s style is a happy mix of vintage, designer pieces, and weird items.
The Best Street Styles at ThriftCon LA
The thrift & vintage event ThriftCon popped up in Los Angeles in December. We stopped some stylish visitors for a photo and interview.
The Philadelphia Vintage Guide – The Best Vintage Stores in Philly
If anyone, friends Aimée Siegel and Marisa DiSalvatore, know the Philly vintage scene. They collect and curate vintage, and together they also lead visitors on vintage and thrift tours. For this post, they listed their favorite spots in the city they love.
The Most Prized T-Shirts of Jeremy Oliver at End of The World Vintage
Love for graphics, music, and movies made Jeremy Oliver a t-shirt guy.
Coming Home – How Selling Vintage Made Meg Hemmings Feel Herself Again
It took a global pandemic to make Meg Hemmings find her true calling: selling vintage.
A Brief History of Vintage Watches
What’s so special about vintage watches? Leslie Fleischman, the owner of Vintage Watch Room contemplates.
The Boston Vintage Stores Guide
Lexie Griffith, the owner of Lexie Butterfly Vintage, knows the Boston vintage scene like her own pockets. This is her guide to Boston vintage stores, antique malls, and outdoor markets.
70s Novelty Prints
Student and designer Elias Matso started collecting 70s novelty print shirts at the age of 17. For him, they are the pinnacle of camp in menswear.
Breaking The Fashion Rules with Justine Larbalestier
Australian American author Justine Larbalestier, 54, follows no rules when it comes to her vintage style.
6 Vintage Pieces for Creating Layered Winter Looks
Get more out of your existing wardrobe by creating layered looks with these vintage staples.
Granny Meets Gucci – Stella Rose Shares Her Best Vintage Finds
The love for vintage clothes made Stella Rose Saint Clair a fashion designer, stylist, and also briefly a vintage seller.
Happy Halloween! Talking Vintage Costumes with Tiff Little Fingers
Tiffany Sarandis of Tiff Little Fingers inherited the love for vintage and costumes from her grandmother.
East Coast Connection – The NYC T-Shirt Show of The Year
On October 3rd, over 700 t-shirt vendors and collectors bought, sold, and traded vintage t-shirts at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC.
Napier – The Jewelry Brand That Once Commanded American Fashion
Melinda Lewis spent 11 years researching the history of Napier, the American jewelry brand that once dominated American fashion and introduced costume jewelry to the US market.
Interview with Sheryl Roberts of Indigo Style Vintage
Sheryl Roberts is the multitasking super-stylist of the vintage business; running a brick-and-mortar, doing markets and events, styling shoots, and more. How does she do that all?
Embracing The Y2K – Meet Qing aka Princess of Chinatown
Growing up in China, Qing did not even know such a thing as vintage existed. While studying in London, they discovered vintage, especially the Y2K fashion – and now their favorite place to shop vintage is China.
Vintage Life in The English Countryside
When looking at the artist and creator Mars Dilbert’s Instagram, you feel like stepping back in time. Naturally, we wanted to know more about her life and love for vintage.
The Vancouver Vintage Stores Guide 2021
Our updated guide to the best vintage stores in Vancouver, Canada! The city has an amazing amount of vintage, great cafes, and friendly neighborhoods.
Fall Vintage Shopping with Stylists and Editors
We picked the minds and mood boards of three trend-savvy New Yorkers: What is on their fall vintage shopping list?
How to Shop Vintage Jeans Online
Finding the perfect pair of jeans online can be tricky. We asked industry experts for their best advice.
Joyous Closet – Vintage Collector & Reseller Shares Her Best Vintage Finds
Joy Leong, 37, moved from shopping fast fashion to a vintage collector in just three years. Now she shares the best gems from her impressive collection.
All About Vintage Tees – Meet Mr. Defunkd
James Applegath is a pioneering figure in the vintage t-shirt business. The founder of the Defunkd t-shirt platform shares what he has learned about the business over the years.
Fall Trends – From Sequins to Solid Colors
We scanned fashion websites to see what the coming fall looks like. Turns out the answer is: sparkly, vivid, and surprising!
The History of Hawaiian Shirts
The complicated history of the Hawaiian shirt – where Western tailoring, Asian prints, and a Japanese innovator meet.
The Best Vintage Stores in Hudson Valley
Kym Chambers, the founder of Chambers Vintage, lists her favorite vintage stores in Hudson Valley, NY.
Winning & Losing – How David Moses Created Their Vintage Business
After working for indie NYC labels for several years, David Moses realized why they loved vintage more than making new clothes.
How to Thrift Like a Pro
“Thrifting is the art form of discovering cast-off treasures”, says Sammy Davis, founder of Thrift Boss Babes FB selling group. Now three professional thrifters share their best tips on how to thrift like a pro.
Spontaneous Styling – Marion Lange Shares Her Best Vintage Finds
New York based creative and production consultant Marion Lange, 54, shares her best vintage finds.
Parasols – Protection from Sun, Heat, and Curious Eyes
Why wear a parasol? Vintage style blogger and Youtube creator Christine Cochrum of Chronically Overdressed shares her parasol collection and tells us why use this fun vintage accessory.
The Portland Vintage Stores Guide 2021
Our updated guide to vintage clothing shopping in one of the greatest cities in the US, Portland, Oregon.
What Makes 40s Vintage So Popular?
40s vintage items are some of the most sought-after garments on the market. We asked members of the Facebook group devoted to the authentic 40s style: what makes this time period so special?
How To Shop For Plus Size Vintage
Jen Wilder and Marcy Guevara-Prete from The Plus Bus share their best tips on how to find vintage gems in inclusive sizes.
The Story of The Oldest Pair of Women’s Jeans
In 2014, vintage vendor Samantha Canales stumbled upon a pair of jeans that would change the understanding of the history of jeans.
NYC Flea Market Guide 2021
A guide to outdoor flea markets in New York City: 7 flea markets that all have several vintage clothing vendors.
Brooch Revival – Hype or Is It Happening?
In March The New York Times wrote: brooches are back and this time it is men who are wearing them. We checked with some vintage vendors if this holds any truth.
4 x Summer Style
Look up fashion magazines’ summer trend reports, pick your favorite look and choose the real deal – vintage.
Sewing & Styling for Happiness
Artist Allison Hamer, 28, found calm and happiness in sewing vintage-inspired ornaments. The vintage clothing hobby inspired her to practice more hand-sewing.
Chic and Comfy in 30s and 40s Vintage
Who knew 30s and 40s clothes could look both so elegant and comfortable at the same time? NYC-based makeup artist and vintage collector Michelle Coursey shows how.
The Most Epic T-Shirts – See Collectors’ All-Time Favorites
T-shirt is probably the most common piece of clothing in the world. What is your favorite t-shirt and what makes it so special to you? We asked vintage vendors and collectors.
Online Auctions – How to Shop and Bid Like a Pro
Since the pandemic began, vintage auctions have largely moved online. We interviewed some experts to get the best tips on how to shop and bid like a pro on all kinds of online auctions.
Five Iconic Vintage Sports Jerseys
What makes a sports jersey iconic? Great moments in sports history, striking design, and a loyal, passionate fan base.
Playing Dress-Up: Meet Vintage Couple Annika & Carl
Annika White, 24, and Carl Knight, 25, connected over a shared sense of style and love for vintage clothing. Now their favorite hobby is playing dress-up and creating photoshoots.
Best Vintage Clothing Podcasts
This week we introduce six podcasts that offer different perspectives on the vintage and secondhand world.
What is trending in the vintage world this spring? We asked three vintage lovers to share their spring shopping lists.
Four Trailblazing Women of Jewelry History
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we dove into the lives of four groundbreaking ladies of jewelry design.
Cheap But Chic – Stylist Karis Battle Shares Her Thrifting Tips
Stylist and fashion editor Karis Battle, 35, loves a good deal. Now she shares her best thrifted looks and tips.
Collecting Jean Paul Gaultier – Meet Steve Karas of House W. NYC
Steve Karas, 33, has been a devoted Jean Paul Gaultier collector since his teen years in Southern France. A year ago, he was able to launch his online store and share his collection with all the JPG fans out there.
The Power of Online Community – Vintage Styling for Modern Girls
Facebook group Vintage Styling for Modern Girls is a supportive space to discuss all things vintage for its 16k members. Read how the group has helped the members to find their style and identity.
Black-Owned Brands Only – X-Perience Thrift
Xavier Means, 20, runs a unique online thrift store: he sells items from Black-owned brands only.
Tulle & Feathers Every Day – Meet Writer & Stay-at-Home Mom Gisela Castillo
Gisela Castillo, 46, proves that tulle dresses, feathers, and sequins can be worn on a grocery store run. Here are her favorite vintage finds.
Matching & Thrifting – Tender Empresses
A queer couple Genevieve Marruffo, 24, and Em Rodriguez, 40, launched their Instagram account Tender Empresses after accidentally wearing matching outfits, often all thrifted, as crushed-out acquaintances.
Victorian Mourning Jewelry
Victorian mourning jewelry is making a resurgence among antique and vintage jewelry lovers. Jewelry designer and curator Stephanie Sutch explains why.
Collecting Gunne Sax
Gunne Sax must be one of the most loved vintage brands, and more actual than ever thanks to the prairie dress craze started by Batsheva. We asked three Gunne lovers why this brand is so special to them.
Fashion Blogger Denny Balmaceda Shares His Best Vintage Finds
Denny Balmaceda is a fashion blogger and content creator who believes style is storytelling and independent of fashion.
30s Gowns Then and Now
Miami-based Eveliina Vintage is known for their dreamy 30s dresses. Founder Eeva Musacchia explains how the dresses were worn back in the days and how they are worn now.
Fashion Historian Raissa Bretaña Shares Her Favorite Vintage Finds
New York-based Raissa Bretaña is a fashion historian and educator at FIT and Pratt Institute. She also hosts a video series for Glamour magazine. Now she shares her best vintage finds with us.
Winter Accessories – Shop Fun Secondhand Alternatives
You don’t need to head to a mall for warm winter accessories – you can easily shop gloves, beanies, hats, and more secondhand. We picked some fun ones for your inspiration.
Vintage on Hollywood
Brian Cohen started collecting vintage while in college and learned the tricks of the trade from the legendary Bobby from Boston. Now, Cohen sells unique vintage pieces from his museum-like store in LA.
NYC Vintage Map – Your Guide to Vintage Shopping & Thrifting in NYC
Our NYC Vintage Map lists all the city’s vintage, thrift, and resale stores. For this story, we asked some well-known vintage aficionados to share their favorite stores.
NYC Creative Hannah Woldetsadik Shares Her Fav Vintage Items
Hannah Woldetsadik, 23, is inspired by Japanese street style and repurposing old accessories and garments.
Shopping at A Current Affair
What did people find and shop at the recent A Current Affair vintage show in Brooklyn, New York?
Five Wardrobe Staples You Can Shop Vintage and Wear Forever
Five classic garments that can be the foundation of your wardrobe year after year.
Vintage Watches from Edwardian to Art Deco
Founder of Sultry Vintage, Lauren S, loves Edwardian and Art Deco watches for their timelessness.
Outfit Ideas for Men – What to Wear This Winter
Layering and classic staple items make the vintage look this winter.
Michael Hoban North Beach Leather – 80s Leather at Its Best
Melissa Peterson Lee has loved Michael Hoban's leather designs for decades. Through her Hooked on Honey vintage store she has sold way over 100 of his pieces.
How to Buy That Perfect Winter Vintage Coat
9 steps to making the vintage purchase of your life.
Collecting Monet Jewelry
Rebekka Adams, the founder of the Austin-based Bloomers and Frocks vintage store, is an avid Monet collector. Now she shares her most treasured pieces from this pioneering costume jewelry label.
Fall Vintage Trends by Fashion Editors
What vintage items to shop this fall? We asked three well-known fashion editors to share their shopping lists.
Thrifting with Kate Bauer
Kate Bauer, 25, is a doctoral candidate, an avid thrifter, and a vintage clothing reseller living in Toronto. She is a master of layering cute looks so we wanted to ask for her best thrifting and styling tips.
How to Wear Vintage Hats
Four vintage vendors and hat lovers share their best tips: how to incorporate hats into your everyday looks.
70s Wedding Dresses Reborn
After having troubles finding a vintage wedding gown of her dreams, Rebecca Morris launched a vintage wedding dress business specializing in the 70s vintage gowns.
Influencer Malvika Sheth: How to Shop Vintage and Stay on Trend
Malvika Sheth, 21, shares her best vintage finds emulating the hottest trends. Vintage doesn't mean you can't be on-trend.
Plus-Size Vintage – How to Make Vintage More Inclusive
All body types should be celebrated and feel welcome in the vintage space. We interviewed four vintage sellers about how to make vintage business more inclusive.
Ossie Clark – Lauren Lepire’s Number One Vintage Love
Lauren Lepire, the owner of the Timeless Vixen vintage fashion company, is drawn to Ossie Clark more than any other designer. Clark was the celebrity designer of the 60s and 70s Swinging London.
Mending – Saving Clothes From Landfill One At A Time
Lily Fulop is on a mission to inspire us to be more mindful about our clothes. Her book Wear, Repair, Repurpose, is a hands-on guide to mending and upcycling.
Care for Vintage Shoes
Nicole Bernstein, the founder of Starday Vintage, only wears 50s shoes or older. Now, she explains why and how to take care of your vintage shoes.
How to Invest in Designer Handbags
Are designer handbags good investments or not? We asked an expert at Open for Vintage, a luxury marketplace for designer vintage.
Vuokko – Designer Behind The Iconic Marimekko Style
Vuokko Nurmesniemi created the distinctive Marimekko style that is still relevant today. After leaving Marimekko, Nurmesniemi developed her style even further in her own company Vuokko.
How to Wear Vintage When You Are Over 50
Stylist Karen James-Welton, 55, aka Fabulous Miss K shares her tips on how to add a touch of vintage to any wardrobe, at any age.
Psych Sisters – Identical Twins Who Live and Breathe Vintage
Identical twin sisters Emma and Grace Allen, 23, love anything vintage, matching outfits, lime green, and Oxford shoes.
Ten Vintage Looks for This Summer
Ten vintage vendors, ten summer looks. Find your favorite!
The Many Forms of Mexican Folk Garments
Jesus Herrera sells traditional Mexican garments to a growing international clientele. To operate responsibly, he takes into account the origin and purpose of the garment.
Stephen Burrows – Key Figure in the 70s American Fashion
Stephen Burrows is often regarded as the first internationally successful African-American designer. He was one of the US designers taking Paris by storm at the Battle of Versailles.
Platform Museum – Instagram’s Most Fun Shoe Account
Audrey Vann, 23, launched an Instagram account dedicated to platform shoes out of pure love.
What Is Trending in the Vintage World?
What is trending in the vintage world right now? What are people seeking at the moment and what will be the future trends? We asked three experienced vendors.
Poshmark – Yay or Nay for a Vintage Vendor?
How does Poshmark work for vintage vendors and buyers? We asked five Poshmark sellers about their experiences on selling true vintage on the platform.
Marisol Muro is many things: an illustrator, art fabricator, prop and costume maker, stylist, and vintage seller. And most importantly, a vintage lover.
Jewelry Trends for Summer
This summer, jewelry looks more fun than in ages. It is a playful mixture of materials, colors, and sizes.
Amanda of Butch Wax Vintage Shares Some of Her Most Eclectic Vintage Finds
Amanda Suter, 39, is known for her head-turning looks and quality vintage collection. Now she shares some of her most eclectic garments with us.
How To Shop Your Own Wardrobe
Sydney-based wardrobe stylist and slow fashion advocate Joanne Gambale shares her best tips: how to shop what you already have and make the most out of it.
WWII Era Fashion – Ingenuity During the Time of a Crisis
Fashion during the WWII was a manifestation of patriotism and resourcefulness. Crissy Burgstaler of How Sweet It Was Vintage explains why the topic is actual again.
Flower Power – Psychedelic 60s and 70s Vintage
Ringo discovered vintage after she moved from Japan to San Francisco at the age of 24. She has been collecting vintage ever since. And now, she sells her collection online.
70s Denim by Hellhound Vintage
Kerri Barta and Jason Yolkiewicz are the founders of Hellhound Vintage, an online boutique specializing in premium vintage tees and curated vintage from the 60s to the 90s. One of their special fields is 70s denim.
10 Pickwick Vintage Show Looks
For your inspiration – ten vintage looks spotted at Pickwick Vintage Show in Burbank in February.
Stylist Sissy Sainte-Marie Shares Her Best Vintage Finds
LA-based stylist Sissy Sainte-Marie, 45, is known for her neutral and monochrome looks. Here she shares her vintage shopping and styling tips.
Western Gifts – Workwear for Women
Garret Miller is the proprietor of Western Gifts, a vintage business specializing in early to mid 20th century military clothing, and workwear.
Five Fashion Week Trends with Vintage
Make New York Fashion Week trends your own and sustainable by choosing secondhand.
Vintage Style Maverick Liz Baca
Liz Baca aka Busy Lady Baca is a vintage vendor, treasure hunter, and style maverick. Here she shares four looks from her wardrobe – 100% vintage!
The Way We Wore – 40 Years in Vintage Business
Doris Raymond and her store The Way We Wore are LA institutions. We sat down with her and chatted about the past and the future of vintage.
Miracle Eye – For The Love of The 60s
Larissa Blintz, 24, is the owner and designer of Miracle Eye. A businesswoman since an early kid, she started her first vintage business at the age of 10.
Wear It Wrong
Stylist and model Eric Ellison likes to challenge norms and invent new ways of wearing clothes that he already owns.
Fun and Eccentric – Ari Seth Cohen’s Vintage Style
Ari Seth Cohen, the creator of Advanced Style, inherited his love for all things vintage from his grandmother Bluma.
Upcycling – Giving Trash and Second Hand New Life
Upcycling transforms trash into treasures. It is a new trend and aesthetic challenging the ideas of mass-consumption and fast fashion.
Feminine Chic with Second Hand
Brittany Rose, loves all things that come with being a woman. 32-year old New Yorker knows how to dress up elegantly with affordable vintage pieces.
How to stay warm and look cute with vintage? A bunch of vintage vendors from cold climates share their best survival/style tips for the winter.
How Thrifting Helped Me Find My Sense of Style
By frequenting thrift and vintage stores, Kechi Onimo was able to cultivate his own sense of style.
The Art of Wearing an Ensemble
Lana Wharry wears ensembles, not individual pieces of clothing. Her outfits are walking pieces of art – and 100% vintage.
The Best Vintage Stores in Miami
Miami is not only beach and palm trees. Here are our favorite vintage and consignment stores in The Magic City.
Meet Nong Rak – Thai-American Family Making Magic with Vintage
Nong Rak's fun, magical, colorful visuals and whimsical collections are rapidly melting hearts of vintage lovers in New York and beyond.
A Queer Artist Who Discovered Vintage Through Buddhism
For NYC-based queer artist Grey… clothing is about armor and self-expression.
Sustainable Gift Ideas for Vintage Lovers
Shopping mindfully and sustainably is easier than you think. Vendors of the upcoming Gold Dust event share their best gifting tips!
Collecting Vintage T-Shirts
Vintage store assistant and art student Juan Hernandez, 26, is ready to pay $900 and more for his vintage t-shirts.
The Best Vintage Stores in London
Here are our 13 favorite stores we discovered while in London in August 2019. Find more vintage destinations on our Google Maps list.
Buy What You Love – Interview With Amy Abrams
Amy Abrams, 46, is the co-founder of Artists & Fleas marketplace of makers with locations in NYC and LA. She has been wearing vintage since her 20s.
How to Wear Vintage for Work
Look smart, sharp, and professional with these tips from vintage vendors! Learn which materials, items, and colors to shop, and how to style your outfit for work.
What Happened to Claude Montana?
A cult figure and one of the most celebrated designers in the 1980s, Claude Montana disappeared suddenly from the spotlight. Now his bold 80s aesthetics feels more current than ever before.
Zandra Rhodes – The Master of the Prints
Zandra Rhodes has been in fashion for 50 years. We met her in London in August and chatted about her career.
Padded Power – The History of Shoulder Pads
Modern shoulder pads originated in the 30's, then had a major comeback in the 80's (never forget), and are back in fashion again. But why?
Green Lady of Brooklyn – Artist, Vintage Collector, Lover of All Things Green
Elizabeth Sweetheart, 78, is known as The Green Lady of Brooklyn for her head-to-toe green looks. She is also a fine artist, print designer, and collector of vintage.
How to Remove Stains from Vintage Clothes
Do yourself a favor, and treat that spot the next minute you notice it on your garment. Here are selected vintage vendors' tips on how to do it professionally.
Six Fall Trends with Second Hand
We picked five genderless fall trends and created them with second-hand pieces from Beyond Retro in London.
How Marimekko Revolutionized Women’s Fashion in the 60s
In 1951, a revolutionary textile company Marimekko was born in Finland. Integral to its success were the bold prints and operating outside of international fashions.
The Most Eco Friendly Way To Wash Your Vintage
It is time to follow vintage vendors’ example and stop over-washing our (vintage) clothes. Less washing, more lifetime!
Five Bold Outfits (Because You Can Wear Them, Too)
Vintage vendor Nicole Murillo, 37, likes to stand out. Wearing vintage helps her to express herself in ways that feel safe.
The Seattle Vintage Guide
Our favorite vintage, second hand, and consignment stores in the Emerald City. 18 stores in six neighborhoods – and even more on our Google Maps list.
What Vintage Clothes Can Teach Us
The Parsons Fashion Study Collection contains over 4,000 historical garments. Sara Idacavage, who oversees the collection, explains why it is important to have archived pieces that students can look and touch.
Old clothes aren't worn out, they’re opportunities, says Kate Sekules, a fashion historian rescuing old clothes by mending them.
Meet Mark, a Marlboro Merch Collector
Back in the 1980s and the 1990s Marlboro created streetwear and outdoors gear – to promote their business aka sell cigarettes. Though not a smoker anymore, Mark Humphreys is a fan and a collector of all things Marlboro.
Patrice, 29, and Shannon, 28, are childhood friends from Texas and work colleagues. Together they also run Softwild Shop on Depop, selling only items they would wear themselves.
A Brief History of Handbags in the 20th Century
The styles of women’s handbags have always reflected the values and lifestyles of the times. Edie, the owner of Edith Machinist, a vintage boutique in New York City, explains how.
Romeo Gigli – A Fashion Poet and Designers’ Designer
Owner of Amarcord Vintage Fashion, Patti Bordoni , started to import Italian vintage fashion to New York in the 90s. One of her imports was Romeo Gigli.
From a Teenage Thrifter to a Professional Vintage Seller
Naomi Bergknoff shares the inspiration behind starting her gem-filled online shop Omnia.
Vintage for Curvy People
Berriez is a vintage store dedicated to people sizes 8 and up. Vintage should be for everyone, says the founder Emma Zack.
Predicting the Future Handbag Classics
What makes a handbag a classic? We all know the Hermès Birkin bag is a classic but what could be the handbag classics of the future?
Five Outfits for Less Than $50
East Village Vintage Collective specializes in curated, but affordable vintage. We created five summer looks with gems from their collection.
On a Mission: Reuniting Designer Sets
Ting Ding collects and reunites 1980s and 1990s print sets by Moschino, Versace, and Gaultier.
The Evolution of The Duster Coat
Suzy Palmer from Olly Oxen Free Vintage store loves dusters in all their forms, from light-weight linen coats to robes and shirtdresses.
Big and Bold – 80s is Back
We styled five looks with vintage and contemporary pieces from Designer Revival to celebrate the comeback of the 1980s.
Mitsuhiro Matsuda, the Forgotten Master
Japanese designer Mitsuhiro Matsuda is an obsession of Collin Weber and Brandon Giordano, the owners of James Veloria vintage store. Now they tell us, why.
How Thrifting Changed My Style
Thrifting helped Christhany Zhu to find her style and clothes that fit her.
Five Vintage Garments That Suit Every Man
Brian Davis of Wooden Sleepers vintage store in Red Hook, New York City, shows how to incorporate a vintage element into your look with iconic pieces that will suit every style.
The Austin Vintage Guide
Your ultimate guide to Austin vintage stores. Four neighborhoods, 21 stores. Plus some bonus tips.
How to Wear Spring Trends with Second Hand
We picked nine spring trends and created them with second hand pieces from Beacon’s Closet in New York.
Discover The Bold Prints and Colors of the 70s
Fashion historian Sara Idacavage demonstrates the diversity of 70s style.
Time Traveling with Jamee
Jamee Jones, 30, created a 70s, 80s, and 90s look for us. Old, but fresh!
Life-long Love Affair with Ralph Lauren
Vintage seller Mark Rosado from Top Shelf Premium has been a Ralph Lauren fan all his life.
Lessons in Layering
Vintage fashion blogger Leigh Ray knew already 10 years ago that jeans and dresses are a perfect match.
How to Wear Pajamas in Broad Daylight
Lace Tomer, 35, pairs her pajama sets with chunky sneakers, statement jewelry, and bold jackets. Easy, but fun!
Why Vintage Denim Beats New
I met Maria Oliveira and Ryan Lerma, the power couple behind Passport Vintage, to learn why vintage denim is so much better than new.
Go Bold with Your Jacket This Winter
Illustration artist Prates Songtieng, 35, also known as Monsieur Poppi, builds his winter outfits around statement vintage jackets.