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How To Find Bargain Women's Vintage Clothing


Women’s vintage clothing is all the rage in Hollywood, and throughout small towns across America. Finding clothing vintage women’s clothing that looks great with modern pieces can be difficult, especially if you don’t want to spend a small fortune on the pieces. Instead of shopping at a high-end boutique in a larger city to find a diamond in the rough, look around your town or home to find vintage women’s clothing that looks great, even on a thoroughly modern woman.

Step 1

Head to a local thrift or resale store to find some inexpensive vintage women’s clothing. Many of these stores have section that feature vintage women’s clothing. If you have an eye for fashion, and a few minutes to spare, dig deep in the racks to find a real gem. Buyer beware when shopping at thrift or resale stores, especially for older pieces of clothing. Learn the shop’s return or exchange policy and pay close attention to the garments to ensure you’re not purchasing something that’s badly damaged or stained.

Step 2

The next stop to find vintage women’s clothing should be a consignment store. Once again, there are consignment stores that cater to vintage women’ clothing enthusiasts. If you don’t have this type of shop in your area, don’t worry. Your local consignment store can be a great outlet for vintage women’s clothing at a great price. The upside to vintage consignment store is the quality of merchandise. The store has a financial interest in the pieces selling, and generally won’t purchase or sell clothing that isn’t higher quality. Contact your local consignment store to inquire about the type of merchandise they accept. You might be able to clean out your closet and make some money while you shop.

Step 3

Check yard sales in your area for vintage women’s clothing. Pay attention to the yard sale’s ad and head to homes that are selling items that belong to elderly people. Estate sales are also a great place to find vintage clothing. Generally, an estate sale is held after a person’s death and the family is looking to sell the majority of the person’s possessions. Don’t be afraid to haggle for a good price when visiting a thrift or estate sale and bring plenty of cash just in case you find something great.

Step 4

Hit up your mother or grandmother’s closet to find bargain, or free, vintage women’s clothing. You might be surprised at what you find hidden in the back of the closet. Aside from getting great clothing for cheap, or free, you’ll also get to learn more about your parent or grandparent and their style. Don’t forget to wear the clothing with care, especially if it’s being borrowed, and take a picture of yourself in the vintage women’s clothing to share with your relative.

Step 5

Check out internet auction sites to vintage a bargain on vintage women’s clothing. You might be surprised at what you find. Pay attention to the picture and don’t be afraid to ask for extra photos of the pieces, especially if it’s pricey. If the seller isn’t willing to offer more photos of the garment, think twice because the quality might not be there.


Have any vintage items you think might be worth money appraised by a professional.

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By Jamie Zwyzinski, published at 02/24/2012
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