Vintage Clothing Info
Although there has always been some demand for old and/or second hand clothing, the awareness, demand and acceptance of this has increased dramatically since the early 1990s Generally speaking, clothing which was produced before the 1920s is referred to as antique clothing and clothing from the 1920s to 1980s is considered vintage. Retro, short for retrospective, or "vintage style" usually refers to clothing that imitates the style of a previous era. Reproduction, or repro, clothing is a newly-made but faithful copy of an older garment. Clothing produced more recently is usually called modern or contemporary fashion.
Everyone has their own idea of what the best Era for vintage clothes is. Obviously the further back you go in time, the less commonly available the clothes become. Probably the most popular eras have been the 50s, 60s & 70s. However, of late we have seen a renaissance for 80s clothes, with the frills and shoulder pads back on the high street. Needless to say that apart from the obvious environmental benefit from recycling old clothes, there is nothing as cool as wearing an original classic from the time.
It is a fact that clothes from bygone eras are often better made than their mass produced modern day equivalent, plus vintage clothing is often cheaper too! The sharp eyed vintage clothing collector can seek out gems in places such as jumble or boot sales, charity shops, or even grandma’s wardrobe. It can be quite a bit of fun too, as there is something quite satisfying about unearthing a real vintage treasure! At the moment vintage clothing is taking off in a big way, even the pop start Lilly Allen has jumped on the bandwagon, opening her own vintage clothing boutique with her sister. Although it seems she is more in to hiring out high end items, rather than outright sale. This can be useful if you are going to a one off party or event, although outright purchase means that even if you get bored you can sell easily sell the item on Ebay.
At Fox Vintage, we aim to provide our customers with the best quality and value vintage clothing as possible. We scour the UK looking for vintage clothing gems, and have established excellent supply lines from the best suppliers in the country. We also purchase from private individuals, so if you have any good quality vintage clothes tucked away that you would like to sell, we would be delighted to buy them from you at the going rate.