Vintage is the New New
I do vintage really loud. Second hand just feels so right to me. Coming from a big family, hand-me-downs are a vital part of wardrobe survival. I wear my mothers clothes and my sisters wear mine. The situation hasn’t always been so pleasant. I was beyond mortified when at 15 my mom tried to make me fit into her high wasted, slim legged, Levis 505 jeans. ‘It’s the twenty-first century Mom, haven’t you heard of hip huggers?’ A decade and two knee rips later and my ass can’t get enough of these babies. Want a pair? Go green and buy classic. Here’s my list of the best vintage websites in the world…wide web.
Top Five Vintage Websites
1. Vante.com If your looking for vintage Chanel or two seasons old Alexander Wang, vuck with Vaunte you know they got it. Their platform let’s you peep into socialites, stylists, editors and models wardrobes and buy all your favorite pieces. Best thing about buying rich peoples clothes is that they’ve barely been worn. Plus, they’re always giving away cool stuff like this YSL Duffle Bag.
2. NastyGal.com is the fastest growing retailer in the USA, according to its founder Sophia Amoruso, reporting nearly $100 million sales of fashion and vintage fashion last year. Did I mention that Sophia is my idol? Keep rocking #iwannabelikeyouwhenigrowup
3. TheRealReal.com A great source for investment pieces by Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Prada and Gucci. You’ll also find collectible costume jewelry and fine time pieces. Interested in consigning and live in NYC? A fashion consultant will come to your house and assess your gently worn, luxury labels for the highest price in the market.
4. Farfetch.com Want to buy vintage European designers but can’t afford to travel. No worries, Farfetch let’s you shop in the most exclusive overseas retailers and is now offering a luxe global vintage fashion section. Log on for archive Valentino, Louis Vuitton and other must-have labels.
5. eBay.com Now if your interested in buying a like new Rolex presidential, this is the place to go. Don’t worry if your short with cash, you can always sell those Christian Louboutin Djaldos that you’ve never worn.