Everything Old is New Again…
I often can be quoted as saying “everything old is new again”. It has become the motto of my vintage Etsy shop, PECollectibles. Yesterday’s trend will be tomorrow’s trend once again. I enjoy bringing vintage items to the marketplace as much as collecting them for myself.
Below I’ve answered some questions that you might have on your mind about all things vintage!
What is considered to be vintage?
Vintage is a term used to describe items (including jewelry, clothing, books, etc.) that are more than twenty years old. It often represents high quality from a past time period. In regards to Etsy, items considered vintage must have been made sometime before 1994.
What are the benefits of buying vintage?
1. Quality- The quality of vintage items for the most part is often made of better materials and superior craftsmanship than new items that you can purchase from retailers.
2. Trends- In the last few years the world of fashion has embraced vintage styles from all decades, whether it be 70’s style flower child patterns, 50’s style knit sweaters or 20’s style flapper dresses. Antique and repurposed house wares are also quite popular these days. You can easily incorporate a vintage piece of clothing or accessory into your modern wardrobe. Even modern homes can have vintage house wares, repurposed items or antique furniture that does not create a dated look.
3. Affordability- Vintage items are just that, vintage. They are rarely new. Purchasing these items at consignment shops, antique shops, thrift stores and flea markets can definitely be economical.
4. Uniqueness- Vintage pieces are limited. You cannot find the same item by the 1,000s in retail stores. You’ll always have something different from the crowd.
Here are my three favorite vintage/repurposed items this week from local Buffalo Etsy shops!