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What Exactly Is Vintage Skirt

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Simply, a vintage skirt is a skirt that is old, really old, and even extremely old. Old clothing can be hard to come by since they were often worn in their day and then discarded. Luckily people in generations long past had clothing that was made to last and they took much better care of them. On the other hand they didn’t have as many sets of clothing as we do today so they wore their clothing out. There are a few vintage pieces still floating around these days. If you look very hard you can find them. Of course the more recent the era of vintage skirt you are looking for the more skirts in that style you will find.

If a fashion is considered vintage depends on who you are talking to. Some would consider at least 20 years old to be vintage while others say is has to be at least 100. What matters the most is what you think is vintage. Everyone has their own opinion and you can’t always follow everyone else’s rules. Personally I find it hard to think of styles from the 80’s and 90’s as vintage. If you love vintage skirt then why limit yourself to what was made a long time ago. First of all you would need to be very small to fit into anything left from the 60’s and earlier. Generations do get taller and bigger, so if you are what is considered average sized or bigger today, it will be hard to find an authentic vintage skirt. It is also possible to love the styles of certain arras, but want it in a more modern cut or fabric.

Knowing How Much to Pay For Vintage Clothing

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Rare and collectible items, such as vintage designer dresses, vintage Cowboy Boots and vintage T Shirts – particularly Band Tees, can be a very good investment as long as the right items are purchased and valued correctly. Unfortunately there is no short cut to learning the real value of Vintage Clothes, footwear and accessories. Careful research must be done in your specific area of choice. Many books and online resources are available on this topic. In addition to the abundance of resources, check out sites like eBay, as well as reputable online clothing stores to see what retail prices they charge for certain items.

The condition of a vintage item is very important for collecting purposes. The item will not appreciate much in value (despite how great an item it is) if the condition is not good. However, if you intend to wear the item and have no intention of collecting it, then the condition is not as important and ultimately ends up being your personal preference. Start your research by learning particular eras. Then you can progress to learning influential designers or manufacturers of that era.

For collecting purpose some people have personal favorites they focus on, while others focus on only what others deem to be collectible. As a starting guide, pre 1970s Vintage Clothing, Vintage Footwear and Vintage accessories were not mass produced and as a result tend to be rarer and obviously more collectible. Post 70’s items, in general tend to be less collectible. However, prices do end up being a simple result of supply and demand. For example, 80’s band Tees, which currently are extremely hard to source will fetch a very high price due to its popularity. Even though they would have been mass produced – the supply and demand equations works out that more people want them then they are available.