vintage clothing pros share their secrets for shopping online
For peer sales on sites like Facebook and Kijiji, buying vintage clothing online has never been easier or more convenient than it is now.
If you\'re looking for authentic costumes from another era, or just looking to get designer items you \'ve been longing for from the second season a few seasons ago, that\'s right --hand.
Digital consultant Aya McMillan and Toronto said: \"When you save or work in the antique market, it\'s more about hunting
Based on retro enthusiasts.
You might find some treasure.
And the price can be negotiated)—
Or you might be wasting time looking for moldy old pieces.
And shopping online, everything is for you.
\"Usually, fast internet search will not only help you get specific products from global suppliers, but will also provide useful, up-to-date pricing and certification information in a few seconds.
\"Online vintage shopping is great when you\'re looking for something specific,\" said Julie YoY, owner of Toronto \"I miss you retro.
\"Keyword search can reduce the time it takes to search the item in the store.
This is perfect if you need a dress from a party-specific era.
\"The second time, however
Manual clothing purchases can also be a more heavy online job, in which case it is not always clear from the list about problems such as fit and physical condition, it may take time to determine the credibility and authority of online sellers.
\"I think online shopping is more risky than buying in person --
It\'s so challenging to determine suitability and quality when you buy invisible visuals, \"said Lisa mesble, an editor and fashion writer who has been around since she was 15
So, in order to help you buy antiques online with confidence, maybe you will eventually buy that one --of-a-
We have these three fashion industry insiders share their expert advice and detailed operation methods.
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The site is real, remains Collective, Le Prix, Etsy, Ebay, HEWI London, Tradesy, 1 stdibs and LXR and Co.
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\"Like having your website in fashion, rewind, fashion, I miss your antiques and VSP consignment,\" she said . \".
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Often go to Pinterest for inspiration, but in real life, Etsy is my first choice
\"Yes,\" said mesble.
\"I like the lack of a bidding war and how the price and shipping costs are listed in Canadian dollars --
It just makes the experience easier.
\"In general, the retro choice online is unmatched in breadth and depth, making it an obvious place to start looking for this special item from past times or foreign cultures.
\"The international aspect of online shopping makes it possible to find something difficult locally,\" Mesbur said . \".
\"It\'s like, I\'m a little obsessed with the Retro Japanese mibao jacket, it\'s super
It is difficult to find available items online through several international sellers.
\"And, it doesn\'t hurt to set up very specific digital alerts for the specific clothing or trends you appreciate.
\"If you\'re looking for an old, retro designer piece, set up a Google alert with seasonal and style names,\" McMillan suggested . \".
Do research in the second phase
Hand market, doing a little due diligence will help you to buy goods more wisely and avoid fake and fake goods.
\"There\'s a lot of information online about how to discover fakes if you buy an antique that\'s supposedly a designer, mesbur said: \"There are even some guides on eBay detailing how to spot fake versions of designer merchandise.
Have designer label items, buy from reputable sellers who run authentic pre-owned goods.
Although you can check the authenticity of the card and the original purchase receipt, it is not all the pre-
\"There are always these items in possession, which does not mean they are untrue,\" Yoo explained . \" Not all third-party certified companies have the same credibility, he added.
\"When purchasing online, make sure you are protected by the guarantee of authenticity and can contact the seller.
For example, if you buy from a larger platform like Ebay, the buyer has recourse if the item is not true, \"Yoo said.
\"Independent and reputable retailers also offer the same [protections].
\"In the end, it\'s about following your intuition and buying from sellers and electronics
You have confidence in the business site.
\"For certain luxury labels, I will only know from me that they have in-
Housing certification personnel;
\"For example, the real and residual collective is their team,\" MacMillan said . \".
\"I\'m also working with third-party luxury certification services on projects I\'m not sure about.
\"Pay attention to the conditions of vintage clothing and accessories, the goods are usually in\'s-
Sales are the final condition.
\"In terms of conditions, the seller should clearly state any stains, cracks or other obvious problems with the garment,\" Mesbur suggested . \".
\"That is to say, you bought the second one.
Process online so adjust your expectations accordingly
This is not a brand new project, or it may not be perfect.
It may also be impossible to retreat. Buyer beware!
\"Because you can\'t touch or try this project in person, Yoo recommends asking or looking for problems like smells, holes in moths or tears, stains and discoloration, and other common signs of wear or damage. \"All pre-
\"There will be a certain degree of\" use \"of the items that you have, but be sure how comfortable you are with something that is acceptable or not,\" she suggested . \". Check for fit (
Even if you have a great tailor! )
If you\'re familiar with a particular brand or designer and learn from an offline experience whether their design might fit the way you want it, it certainly helps, says Mesbur.
\"For example, I am a fan of Diane von Furstenberg, 70, and I already know how these clothes will fit, so I am confident to buy her antiques online.
\"Otherwise, because depending on the decade of manufacturing, the country of origin, and the model of a particular fashion company, the size of the garment may vary greatly, if you are not sure if a project is appropriate, it\'s important to measure and ask for more details-
Especially since returns can be tricky.
\"With older or vintage pieces coming up, the size tends to be much smaller,\" McMillan said . \".
\"The 12 th starting from 1960 s is not the same as today\'s 12 th, so it is important to get accurate measurements.
\"Yoo recommends asking size questions for your body type --
For example, if you are small or tall, or have other health problems,
More bags and jewellery photos are requested if necessary to better measure size and size.
\"Get to know your body and ask the right questions,\" she said . \".
\"You can also ask how high the model is in the photo for comparison.
\"Also, if a project has been modified before, it may be worth asking as it will fit in a different way.
Reading the fine print policy about shipping and returns may vary depending on the website and you will want to check the fine print before purchasing.
\"Take the time to view all the photos and read the description carefully to understand any condition defects if the item is pre-prepared
\"Have,\" suggested Yoo.
\"Also pay attention to the [package] attached to the item
Such as a shoe box or a duster bag,]
Be sure to read the seller\'s return policy, if you need items of a specific date, please pay attention to the shipping time of the delivery and consider the additional cost of the delivery, such as freight, handling fees, and any duties of international procurement.
\"Don\'t forget that Canadians import millions of dollars of old clothes every year, and the bad news is that your purchases are generally not tax-free.
\"Unless you shop in Canada, the tariffs on these sites can be very expensive,\" MacMillan said . \" Macmillan was surprised by unexpected high fees before buying antiques.
Of course, you can avoid these additional costs by purchasing from sellers in Canada.
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\"You can support it and you don\'t have to pay the important fees,\" Mesbur said . \".
Chun Fu is from Toronto-
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