Vintage Couture: A Second Life to Luxury

Updated: Jun 18, 2019

Written by: May Doherty, Owner

Have you ever been into a boutique and thought hmmm, I’ve seen this before… Well, you aren’t wrong!  Fashion is cyclical and it’s been said that if you wait long enough, a trend will repeat itself in some form, usually with a freshly revived twist. Many of these “newer” trends have been inspired by geniuses of bygone fashion eras.  As a luxury consignment store, our business model is based on sustainability, quality and craftsmanship; the opposite of fast fashion, which is detrimental to our plant.  This is one of the many reasons we love the concept of re-purposing pre-loved luxury clothing and accessories, and in this blog post, will be focusing on our vintage couture collection.

Fashion trends and styles ebb and flow with the passage of time, but many experience a resurrection worthy of praise and adulation. Steeped in history and shrouded in mystery, vintage fashion is the holy grail of rare and timeless couture. Vintage clothing has become an identity for some and a time-honored tradition for others. Buying and wearing vintage clothing is both an art and a science, but what is vintage clothing?

Vintage clothing – including shoes and accessories – refers to garments and pieces originating from a previous era representing the high quality of a past time. Vintage has been part of the fashion world since World War I, when the new movement was born as a novel idea of reusing clothing due to the textile shortages experienced at the time.  Vintage clothing is used to bring the time period form which they were created into today’s fashion.

Here are some tips to pulling off a vintage look:  1. Don’t wear vintage head-to-toe.

2. Be sure to mix old and new elements.  

3. Dress around one centerpiece and complement with modern accessories.

Vintage clothing is more than just a fashion trend; it is a major statement that never goes out of style. In fact, vintage clothing appreciates over time like a fine wine. If you find yourself trapped in a modern world, turn to vintage for a chic look from your favorite bygone era.



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