Sunday, May 4, 2008

Get Your Vintage Fix!

Wow. I haven't posted in such a long time. I've been so insanely busy it's not even funny. Anyway, before I buy a new flash drive and clean out my computer so I have more than 337.7 MB left (and therefore, am able to upload my photos), I thought I'd do a little post about vintage.

I am completely in love with vintage items right now. I've heard of quite a few great sites, so I'm not sure where to start. But I'll begin with eBay. I recently discovered that it is a fabulous place to find awesome vintage pieces. The eBay store Violetville Vintage is the best! They have loads of adorable finds, and are always updating. All their auctions start at less than $25! And who wouldn't be willing to pay that for these adorable shorts?

Next up, there's the Girls Love Shoes NYC online boutique. Click on the "Vintage" link and chose a category from the sidebar to start shopping! They have tons of great styles, including vintage designer heels (like these) and wicked awesome vintage boots (like these). You're bound to find something you love!

Then there's 28 Crash!, an amazing site for the greatest vintage finds. The site specializes in vintage clothing inspired by rock 'n' roll and pop culture icons. Here's the best part though: they modify many of their garments to fit the average woman! This means no strange box-y shapes or unflattering waists. They don't change the size -- just the fit. They also have their own 28 Crash! Label, which uses vintage pieces and thoughtfully re-creates them into something new. They are big on recycling and even save their fabric scraps to add flair to some of their pieces. They don't have a massive amount of items, but there is always something gorgeous for you! Examples: Their "Peach Ballerina Girl" dress and "Eyelet Ruffle Sundress". In addition, they also have a few shoe options and some cool jewelry and shades!

And we can't forget AdoreVintage. With tons of options, like gorgeous dresses and adorable sweaters, you can't go wrong. Enjoy!