I’m seeing “shop vintage” everywhere in 2021! I’ve always enjoyed vintage pieces in my wardrobe, and my home, but now, vintage is the hottest trend going; a new article in Vogue says resale & vintage sales were up 27% last year.

I found this vintage Chanel handbag at the Genesis Women’s Shelter Thrift Store for a $125.00, had it cleaned & refurbished and I see similar bags listed online for as much as $1500.00.

A fabulous shop for vintage handbag, jewelry & clothing is Vintage Martini, on Henderson Avenue in Dallas. I not only find great items there, but it’s where I sell my own pieces when it’s time.

My favorite brand of cold weather boot has always been Tecnica but (just like your favorite lipstick) they stopped making them years ago. So I hit the Google shopping tab and found these adorable “barely worn” Tecnica on Poshmark

Italian style and comfort at a $150 price tag!

In addition to style and value, another reason to buy vintage is #sustainability, it just makes sense to recycle beautiful things; these days buying one new thing after another can feel wasteful.

I’ve learned that when buying vintage it’s a good idea to invest in the best you can afford. This Chanel cuff and Cartier bracelets only get more valuable with time.

I find shopping locally with someone I trust is the way I find the best deals on merchandise I treasure. If you’re new to vintage here are a couple of sites to browse online before you actually purchase:

The Real Real

Tradesy

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Lemon Frog Shop

I found the wonderful vintage Yves St. Laurent earring in the cover photo on 1st Dibs. Another good way to find vintage is to search #vintage on Instagram.

As much as I love vintage in my closet, I’m even more addicted to vintage in my home.  That’s another post!

Have a wonderful day,