If you're not familiar with the term "vintage shopping", then let us be the first to tell you that you're absolutely missing out.
Vintage pieces come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and styles. In this article, we're going to explore why vintage isn't about the past – it's actually about the future.
Vintage Clothing: What Does "Green" Mean?
The supply chain of the clothing and fashion industry is a bit complicated – but you only need to know one thing – it's not very sustainable. The norm of most of the industry is to put out what's known as "fast fashion", clothing meant to sell in high volume and not last very long, which has a terrible environmental impact.
You can help avoid things like an overabundance of textile waste, microplastic pollution, and overuse of pesticides if you go green and invest in beautiful, vintage items. Vintage clothes are often of higher quality and tend to last longer; plus, they don't require new energy or resources to create.
By rounding out your wardrobe with unique, pre-loved clothing, you're supporting a more long-term and circular approach to fashion that spans... decades.
Now more than ever it's time to stay stylish and be more sustainable by shopping for curated, pre-loved clothing and accessories, and Decades, Inc. is the place to do just that.
How Does Something Become "Vintage"?
How does a garment, clothing article, or accessory become "vintage"? The answer is nuanced, but in broad strokes "vintage" can typically be defined as clothing that is 20 to 100 years old and is clearly representative of the mood, style, and fashion trends of the era it was produced. Having said that, vintage items also tend to have a key retro factor to them that makes an outfit stand out.
Why Are Vintage Items Always In Style?
Vintage items tend to stay in style because they have a "classic" nature to them. They're designed in such a way that gives the essence of being stylish outside of a time period or fashion movement.
Many vintage pieces that have lasted long are made by top designers, and in some cases can be one of only a few pieces – if not the only piece of its kind – in existence. They are easy to mix with new clothing to up your style.
Go Green, But Be Discerning With Your Wardrobe
Remember that "old clothes" don't automatically translate into "vintage clothes". So how can you design the perfect vintage wardrobe?
When going green and vintage, it's important that you are discerning in where you shop, and know what is considered classic in fashion. If you aren't careful, you might overpay for something that doesn't hold up in terms of being really vintage, and you might actually look unfashionable.
Decades, Inc. Is Your Vintage Clothing Destination
If you're looking for the best place for pre-loved vintage, neo-vintage, and contemporary designer clothing from some of the world’s foremost fashion houses, Decades, Inc. is the place for you.
We have an unparalleled selection of pre-loved high-fashion goods and can help you build a beautiful vintage wardrobe.
If you're in the L.A. area drop by our store and talk to some of the world leaders in fashion knowledge and expertise.
Not in L.A.? No problem. We have an incredible selection of vintage clothing online that you can shop from anywhere.