Vintage + Classic Style

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Thrift Stores for Holiday Shopping: Yea or Nay?

One of the biggest steps we can take in slowing climate change’s impact is in reducing our consumption. In a country where the free market is our holiest of religions, that can be a hard thing for many of us to consider, let alone do. Opting for secondhand used items from thrift stores instead of brand new—even if it’s ‘eco’—is better for the environment, plain and simple. But what about when it comes to gifting for the holidays?

December 5th

Secondhand Stores are Being Overloaded by Fast Fashion

If you think your fast fashion addiction is justifiable because you always donate items to secondhand stores whenever you buy new items, guess again. The Huffington Post reports that our fast fashion shopping addictions are taking a toll on secondhand stores. There’s simply too much coming in for these stores to keep up with, reports […]

November 21st

Etsy Finds: Spring Dresses

Spring is here! Are you as excited as I am about wearing flirty dresses without having to layer leggings or tights underneath? If your dress stash is looking a little bit lean this year, now’s the time to stock up with some beautiful vintage finds.

April 22nd

How-to: Clean Thrift Store Shoes

So, after Maria’s roundup last week of DIY shoe refashions, have you hit the thrift store for shoes to alter?

If the thing that’s holding you back is the ick factor, ick no more! It might seem gross to wear second hand shoes – especially styles that don’t call for socks – but armed with the right cleaning products, you can wear your thrifted shoes without worrying about picking up some nasty foot fungus. I’ve been wearing second hand shoes for years, even ballet flats, and so far this method has worked for me!

June 11th

4 Vintage Swimwear Finds for Summer

Whether you’re planning to cool down at the lake, the beach, or the pool, you want your swimsuit to be as kind to the planet as it is cute, right? When you buy vintage, you’re rescuing a relic that would otherwise be landfill-bound, and you’re decking out your wardrobe without relying on new materials. Not too shabby, right?

Here are four super sassy vintage swimsuits to keep you cool this summer.

April 21st

Four Resources for Re-selling Your High-End Clothing Online

Ever wonder if there’s a place for your second hand clothing that doesn’t require you to pile your clothing in a bag, and take it to the nearest trading company or consignment shop? Aside from starting your own Etsy store, of course – is there a place to sell your designer clothing online for what its actually worth – to people who actually understand it’s value? Here’s four ways to do just that.

March 13th