WHY YOU SHOULD SHOP VINTAGE

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

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To me, there is nothing worse than turning up to a party only to find four people wearing the same dress as you (though in my case, it's usually a two-piece, lets be honest here). It's one of those dramatic moments where your world stops and starts to move in slow motion, you desperately scan the room for a jacket to save you from the party guests realisation of you being an outfit twin...and fail. 

Contrary, there is nothing better than turning up wearing a piece of clothing that has a story behind it. "Where did you get your top from Grace?" "Oh this old piece (literally), I actually bought it from a little market stool in France, apparently it was the Women's own garment that she wore in the 60's". 
That's right, not only can nobody ever find that piece- goodbye copycats! But you are wearing a piece of history, each piece of vintage clothing has something special about it - and that's what excites me about vintage clothing. I'd like to add however, that this doesn't mean I have anything against new clothing either, I'm as much of a sucker for a new Tommy Hilfiger Urban Outfitter Exclusive than the next person, but there is something special about Vintage clothing.
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Lots of people assume that vintage clothing is dirty, smelly and bad quality - and I must say I do keep away from vintage jumpers because most of them do look a little worse for wear and I have read an article about bugs being found in a Vintage jumper -eugh!!! But man are Vintage jackets/ shirts/ tailored trousers amazing! Just give vintage clothing a chance, and it will pay off, I promise. 

Let's finish this post by playing a game, guess which Item of clothing in first photo above is 21 years old and which one is 3 years old. (the 21 years old one is such better quality!).

-G,x



16 comments:

  1. I think the shirt is older but I don't know for certain.

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    1. Oh man, I didn't think this out - because If I tell you then everyone won't make a proper guess... Tune in tomorrow for the answer, maybe? haha!! -G,x

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    2. Haha, I'll be back in 24hours to check what the answer is ;)

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  2. Where do you buy your vintage clothes from?xx

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    1. Usually every shop down Brick Lane is great, though I love a good carboot sale- and I am a sucker for Rokit Vintage too :) -G,x

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  3. The shirt is older I believe, but it's difficult. Both the shirt and the trousers look so good!

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  4. were did your beautiful smile go :( have'nt seen it in a while

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    1. It makes regular appearences on our YouTube channel, don't you worry :) -G,x
      youtube.com/mandevillesisters

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    2. congratz on 90k at least when you see it otherwise i'll dressup in the kooples with you.

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  5. I've found vintage shops iwhere I live and now I'm so excited! I bought the other day a pair of shorts and a jacket, and they are my first pieces of vintage clothing! I don't want to contribute to fast fashion issues, so this way I can cope with the shopaholic inside me! Haha. Also, I would say the top is older because of the style, like, you wouldn't find that kind of clothes in a shop, but who knows really? (Only you).

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  6. Yes do do do! You look great in vintage! It suits you so much! :)

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  7. You look do gorgeous Grace! I would have to say the shirt is the older one? This outfit is so lovely, I love buying vintage and from charity shops and it's so nice to see others spreading that message! Xx
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  8. Thats a lovely dress, looking pretty :)
    And yes, vintage all the way !
    Try a vintage handbag perhaps ...
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  9. Thats a lovely dress, looking pretty :)
    And yes, vintage all the way !
    Try a vintage handbag perhaps ...
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