Vintage Designer for Less
- Published on Monday, 09 December 2013 05:55
- Last Updated on 09 December 2013
- Faye de Lanty
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4 little words that make my heart sing…Vintage Designer for less. It’s out there people and here’s how to get it
Unless you have been living under a fashion rock you will know the power and possibility of ebay shopping. Ebay is a hub of vintage and designer finds for less you just have to fashion hound around. Type what you are after in the search bar and scroll through to see whats on offer. With a little research you can easily find Chanel, Prada and LV bags for under $500 and a great assortment of designer shoes, clothing and accessories for a hell of a lot less.
1. Investigate the sellers: Do they have good feedback? Read it all. Do they have a Top Seller badge? Look on their profile description. Does the item have authentic tags, labelling, dust bags or original packaging? What is the rest of their product like? Do they have detailed descriptions, lots of good quality photos? Do they have money back policies? Tried to get a feel for who they are and their values. Also check postage, payment details, shipping etc – make sure you are cool with all the policies.
2. Go see the real thing: Pop into the designer stores and get familiar with the authentic items. Study them and look at their characteristics. Where are the logo’s and monograms. What does it feel like? Where is it made (P.S. As a general rule its usually not China or Taiwan).
3. Ask Questions: Check in with the seller and get some dialogue going. Ask them about the item and any extra info you would like to know so you feel comfortable about the purchase.
Etsy is a online handmade and vintage market place. There are thousands of individual sellers here offering lots of tasty vintage treats or pieces they have created themselves. Etsy supports the slow fashion movement – driving business to the small guys, local business and services. I’ve found Vintage Dior for under $300 and a cool Ralph Lauren 80′s boyfriend tux jacket for under $100…you just have to spend some time digging.
Stand Alone Vintage Sites
I type key searchable phrases like ‘Vintage Designer‘ or ‘Vintage Designer for Less’ into google frequently to see which sole traders are out there.
This Ebook by my friend Sammy Davis is also a great resource. Buying vintage Designer is also a great eco fashion initiative. Do you really need to buy new when you can find the brand names online for a whole lot less? Just be sure that you buy pieces that are classics, timeless and will last the distance. A classic black chanel bag is always a good idea as is a slick Gucci tux, Dior jacket or designer jewels.
What vintage finds have you dug up online?
Happy Shopping Fashion Hounds x