Vintage clothing has become hugely popular in the last few years as people look for ways to get their own style, customise their outfits and find something a bit different from the usual clothing available on the high street. Vintage clothing is usually sold through vintage boutiques or online through online vintage stores or clothes swapping or selling websites. Before you begin to buy and sell vintage clothing, you need to think carefully about what you would like to achieve. Are you hoping to make money by buying items and selling them on at a higher price or are you looking for beautiful pieces that you can keep and treasure for ever.
If you are buying and selling vintage for the purpose of making money, you will need to research which types of items and designers sell most easily and for the most money. You will also need to find some where to buy vintage clothes at a very good price to allow you to add money and sell them on. Ebay is an option although you will have to pay a fee and you will be up against many people when bidding for an item. There is are also second hand clothes swapping websites that allow you to buy sell and swap clothes for free saving you money.
If you are looking for vintage items for yourself, you will need to consider which designer styles you like or what type of pieces you are looking for. It can be difficult to get the right size so if you are not visiting a shop where you can try items on, be sure to take your measurements and ask the seller to give you the exact measurements of the clothing. Remember to ask the seller lots of questions including the condition of the clothing, whether it comes from a non smoking household, what it is made of and details on the care label. There are a huge variety of vintage shops both online and off and so it is definitely worth doing some research and having a good look around to find exactly what you are looking for.
This article was written by Ceri Heathcote for posh-swaps.com, a website for swapping, buying and selling second hand and vintage clothing.
Clothes swapping and buying and selling second hand clothes is a great way to reduce the impact of fashion on the environment and to save money.