Vintage stores typically sell clothing that is a minimum of 25 years old. While clothing often makes a fashion statement for a period of time and then goes out of style once it is replaced by something else, the trend often comes around a decade or two later, making a statement as “vintage” or “retro.” Some vintage styles that have stuck around are now known as pin up, rockabilly or retro, with significant looks that stand out and have become timeless pieces.
Vintage stores don’t all sell primarily clothes that have been preserved and worn throughout the years. Vintage stores often create vintage inspired pieces, taking trends, patterns and styles from eras past, and using it to create new styles, sometimes with a modern twist. For example, Modcloth, one of the most popular vintage stores on the Internet, uses dress patterns, home decor inspiration, fabric styles and colors drawn from previous eras to create dresses that appear vintage, but often have a modern touch to them and are of higher quality than a dress that is 25-30 years old.
Other vintage stores that are making a statement with their styles include Jack’s Daughter Etsy boutique, Tarantula Clothing with styles inspired by the 1940s and 1950s, Tara Starlet with vintage inspired pin up and rockabilly items, Big Beautiful Barbara Brown with colorful and fun vintage styles for everyone, and Marlenes Toechter, a boutique for women who love the innocent schoolgirl look of vintage styles and strive to replicate it in their wardrobe. For even more, check out Heartbreaker Fashion, Frozen Hibiscus, and Nicole Catherine. Whether you’re petite, voluptuous, curvy, or a fan of pin up or rockabilly styles, the options available at these boutiques are limitless and you can count on finding something perfect for you.
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Many people love vintage stores because it expands their options, rather than limits them. Plus sizes, formal dresses, corporate dresses, casual t shirts, jeans and shoes, and even home goods and accessories can all be found in an array of styles. You don’t have to worry about avoiding a store because you won’t fit into their options, with vintage fashion, the right vintage store will have something for absolutely everyone!