Fashions of the past have definitely turned into the newest trends of today. Incorporating throwback items into your modern wardrobe is always chic. The best part about buying from vintage and thrift apparel stores is that you generally are buying unique and rare items. Let's take a look at some of the fabulous places to pick up a piece of the past.
Depuis 1924 carries the creme de la creme when it comes to designer vintage items, especially in terms of accessories. I'm currently drooling over a Large Chanel Bangle Bracelet in addition to dozens of other vintage Chanel jewelry pieces and Versace bags that I lose sleep over. Their amazing selection of rare items can sell quickly, so be sure to pounce when you come across something you love on their site.
A gem in downtown Manhattan, Screaming Mimi's is a haven for lovers of vintage treasures and off-the-runway looks. The store has an extensive wardrobe for both men and women in addition to many super-exclusive accessories. They even have a private penthouse of additional high-end designer vintage finds. If you're not in the NYC area though, have no fear. You can also purchase items off their website or even through their eBay shop. Right now they have some great art deco jewelry and some gorgeous pairs of vintage cat eye sunglasses.
Of Decades Inc., there's Decades and then there's Decades Two.1, take your pick. Decades is 20th century couture of the past and Decades Two.1 is "21st century designer consignment". The great thing about both is that they sell vintage items that are considered current and relevant to the trends of today. Plus, they have new arrivals daily. Perusing Decades Two.1, I'm loving the Henri Bendel Striped Cuff Bracelet in black and silver in addition to a crystal and satin evening clutch by Valentino. At Decades, get on their Hermes wish list so that you can scoop up one of their coveted pieces!
Silver Moon Vintage Chicago
The best thing about Silver Moon Vintage is that their prices aren't through the roof. A few amazing pieces I have my eye on are the 1920s Whiting & Davis Bag, the Whitting & Davis Gold Mesh Bag, the 1950s Triangle Bracelet, and a 1940s Fur Jacket. A cool aspect of this thrifty store is that they offer makeup services, providing you with makeovers of the past. For a reasonable fee of $90, you can get the look of old Hollywood glamour or a simple look from the 60s... whatever your pleasure.
Are you in the market for some vintage Gucci, YSL, Hermes, Givenchy, and Dior? Then type RiceandBeansVintage.com into your web browser. My coveted items from this site are the Christian Lacroix Gold Plated Signature Heart Earrings from the 80s, the Escada Black Patent Leather Heart Shaped Handbag with Faux Fur Trim, and the Chanel see-thru clear pumps. In addition to its amazing jewelry, shoes, clothing, and hats, this exquisite site has vintage home goods available. Their home decor consists of pieces from several famous names... from Hermes to Judith Lieber to Versace.