Katey is wearing a vintage pair of clip on earrings by Sphinx from the 70's and a marble cuff
Buying vintage fashion has become increasingly popular for a variety of reasons. Many celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Zendaye, Beyonce, Rihanna, Jennifer Aniston and Bella Hadid have chosen to wear vintage designers like Galliano, Gaultier, Gucci, Versace and Mackie to attend events. Here are some of the top reasons why people choose to buy vintage clothing and accessories and why you might want to as well.
Sonia is wearing a 1930's silk scarf made for the the exposition Internationale des arts et techniques dans la vie moderne (international exposition dedicated to art and technology in modern life) in 1937
Better quality: Vintage clothing is often better-made than modern clothing, and it's often easier to repair and alter as well. This means you'll be able to wear your favorite piece for years to come, which is something you can't always say for modern clothes. The same goes for jewellery- costume jewellery of the 70's and 80's are much better quality and have already stood the test of time.
Sustainability: Shopping vintage is a sustainable way to shop. By buying secondhand clothing, you're keeping clothes out of landfill and reducing the demand for new clothing production, which can be harmful to the environment.
Lydia is wearing a vintage pair of earrings by Butler & Wilson from the 80's
Unique style: Vintage clothing is unique and can help you stand out from the crowd. You can find pieces that are no longer available in stores, and you can create a look that is all your own. Just create your own style with shoes, bags and jewellery. If you attend a party you will be sure not to have the same as anyone else.
Lower cost: Vintage clothing and accessories are often less expensive than new pieces of the same quality and it can hold long-lasting value. If you decide to resell your vintage clothes, you can often recoup some or all of your initial investment.
Lydia is wearing a vintage Giorgio of Beverly Hills cocktail dress with a filigree necklace designed in London and strass earrings made in Paris
Creativity: Vintage clothing encourages creativity and experimentation with fashion. You can mix and match vintage pieces with modern clothing to create a unique look that reflects your personal style. You can have fun with a particular era or style that means something to you.
Buying vintage clothing and accessories is a bit like buying art, antiques and vintage homewares- each piece tells the story of a particular time. Each piece of vintage you own you are continuing that story by giving the item a new life. It's fun, it's interesting, good for the planet and turns you into your own stylist! What's not to like?
Katey is wearing and Ossie Clark vintage dress and necklaces designed by Natalia Willmott