Tips for Shopping for Vintage Designer Clothing

Vintage clothing is a general term used to refer to garments originating from previous era. Clothes designed before the 1920s are referred to as antiques, while clothes designed from between the 1920s and 1990s are considered vintage. And you can also  browse an elegant collection of vintage designer clothing at

Many of the vintage designer clothing have been worn previously, but a small percentage referred to as old warehouse stock, have not been worn before. The garments can be handmade by people or commercially produced. The tips for shopping for vintage clothes include:

· Vintage clothing stores

Such clothing can be purchased from charity-run second-hand clothing stores, garage sales, consignment shops, car boot sales, antique markets, flea markets, auctions, estate sales, special antique stores and vintage textile, fashion or collectables fairs.

Furthermore, the internet has seen the growth of the vintage clothes industry, increasing the availability of hard-to-get and specific items. It has opened-up markets for designers around the world who sell through online auctions, online stores, multi-vendor sites and specialist forums.

· Vintage clothing & body types

The best way of finding vintage clothing is through thrift stores and charity stores in wealthy towns and neighborhoods. It is interesting, that different eras are suited for different types of body.