You’ve read about it on HVC a number of times and there’s really no way to become an Ecofashionista without involving Vintage clothing in some way or another. Readers have sent in a number of questions in the 4 months we’ve been online about how to find, incorporate, and celebrate giving clothes a second time around. What’s great is anyone can shop vintage and personalize it to translate your passion for fashion. This post outlines what others are doing and some great ways to find Vintage Haute Couture in your neck of the woods. As always, we love to hear from you, so let us know what your best tips are to incorporating vintage in your daily wardrobe!
Vintage is everywhere, from the corner thrift shop to the inspiration of your favorite designers. To begin our quest, let’s learn from some of the sites that bring you amazing vintage finds. Daniel Troppy is amazing! He finds great selections and showcases them at his site, The Thrifters. Here you can read about how he searches for his conquests and even contact him for sizing information. We love his witty commentary and you can’t beat his imagination!
Next we move on to social shopping!! Nothing has been more fun to research than the swap! This is such a great way to meet other Ecofashionistas who can breathe life into your style! Internationally swamping is big, but here are a few good resources that can help you to find what you’re looking for.
For German readers Swap in the City is an excellent resource, it looks as though they’re branching out to other European cities soon as well!
Suzie Swapper has been a frequent reader of HVC, and she started on Facebook and is well on her way to launching an international site where you can learn all about the joys of swapping!
If you’re still looking for fun ways to discover vintage fashion,The Vintage Fashion Guild is an excellent resource for those of you who are interested in learning more about where to find vintage fashions in your neck of the woods.
If you’d like some inspiration on how amazing vintage can look, Sally Jane Vintage has some great lookbook-ish shots and LA Vintage’s blog is a terrific source for inspiration on current trends. We also really liked peeking at Easy Fashion in Paris to get inspiration from street culture, similar to Bill Cunningham our patron saint for style!
As some readers may know the most exhilarating way to celebrate Vintage fashion is by going out there and finding it yourself. Nothing beats discovering a crisp YSL suit in your size at a thrift store in the middle of no where or an original Carolina Herrera gown at an Estate Sale. So, HVC-ers go out there and score some vintage finds, and send us photos so we can feature you in your best vintage outfit on our site! XOXO HVC