Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

Why I Love Vintage, part 1

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Why wear vintage?

Meg over at the blog princess lasertron answers that question:

It feels wonderful to own something unique.
The joy of finding something you know you aren’t going to see anywhere else wearing will never go away for lovers of vintage and secondhand pieces. It’s all about creating an identity instead of buying one from a big-box store or a magazine editorial and getting something different, regardless of where it came from…

When I look in my closet, I see an eclectic and varied mix of borrowed things from friends, simple mass-produced things from big box stores, one or two big-ticket purchases that I saved for months for the privilege to possess…and plenty of vintage clothing and accessories that make me feel like I’m wearing something unique and memorable. I think that’s probably really common because so many people love the way classic, pre-loved pieces make them feel like they look just a little bit better. A little more special.

An a few photos of Meg wearing vintage (as well as her vintage bath tub):

wearing vintage clothing

The joys of vintage

Author: Winters Past

I am a vintage clothing shop owner living and working in rural north Florida. I believe in adding a little vinegar and molasses to my greens, having my coffee outside whenever possible, and mixing something vintage into every room and every outfit.

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