Thursday, April 26, 2012
Vintage Shopping 101
Want to know an easy, fun and relatively inexpensive way to do some vintage shopping? Costume jewelry! The nice thing about it is that there's very expensive collectible designer costume jewelry, but some of the cheap pieces are just as fabulous — even if they aren't by famous names. A pair of gorgeous chandelier earrings or a big over-the-top necklace can make something cheap look really cheerful and chic. And a nice, jeweled evening clutch is an affordable vintage must!
Remember the success to being a vintage shopper. . .you have to take your emotions out of it. If something doesn't fit or if it's really damaged, I don't care how great it makes you feel, you have to leave it. The challenge with vintage is that it's an emotional way to shop because you're buying history. But you have to be realistic. Otherwise, you'll take it home and it'll sit in your closet. Think of it as treasure hunting: You have to explore a bit before you find the gems.