Used to describe items between 20 and 100 years old, also clearly representing the era in which it was manufactured. It can be said that, to be called "Vintage", an item must reflect the styles and trends associated with that time period.
"Vintage" can be used, new (from deadstock), manufactured or handcrafted.
2. Vintage & Second-hand?
"Second-hand" means once owned. Basically, everything you buy that has a previous owner is "Second-hand". On the other hand, "Vintage" refers to a category that falls under "Second-hand", which are items that, although manufactured some time ago, are still of good quality and usable.
"Second-hand" shopping can let you choose what you like for much less money than buying new. The "Vintage" items are chosen for having a specific style and a certain rarity.
3. Their values?
- Help the environment:
- Making a piece of clothing or anything else requires resources at various levels. It's not just about the materials used in production, but also about shipping and packaging. With new items being produced every day, scrap landfills are constantly springing up, thus having a very negative impact on the environment. You just need to buy things at Vintage & Second-hand stores, and you can contribute to reducing waste that is harmful to the Earth.
- The quality:
- The second most important reason is quality. Since low-end chains produce large quantities of clothing, they don't pay much attention to quality, and that's the trap many people fall into. It makes a lot more sense to invest money in the right fabrics and materials at Vintage & Second-hand stores at affordable prices.
- Vintage & Second-hand stores offer garments from all over the world, usually only one piece, so almost no one can dress like you. They say that what you wear reflects your personality, so if you want to prove your uniqueness, shopping for Vintage & Second-hand is definitely the choice for you.