Shopping for vintage clothing is growing popular, and hot styles from the 1990s are on the radar for many retro seekers. This is because vintage outfits can help save money and generate an inimitable fashion look. Fortunately, the nineties weren't that long ago. Use these tips to increase your chance of finding the best clothing from that bygone era.
Don't start looking for nineties treasures without a clear road map. Before hitting the road with your purse or wallet in hand, you should know your own measurements and have a general sense of specific items you want to buy. Leafing through magazines from the 1990s in libraries, used bookstores, or online will show you how popular styles looked.
You should decide how you want to select your clothing too. Are you okay with visuals only before buying a piece, or do you need to feel it and try it on? Your answer will lead you down one of two options on the vintage shopping freeway.
Today's shoppers have more options than ever. The internet offers a robust marketplace for finding vintage apparel. Women can find untouched dresses, hats, accessories and more on eBay auctions for less than the clothes cost at the height of their popularity. The main drawback to online shopping is the inability to test the clothes firsthand, and most are unable to determine if it's like new or previously worn.
Thrift stores and second hand shops are the other main destination for lovers of nineties wears. Many of these places allow you to examine the apparel up close, and try it on to ensure a good fit. Retailers and warehouses occasionally sell old bulk inventory as well, meaning some thrift stores may contain unworn rarities. The national Goodwill chain is worth visiting in many communities.
Shopping for clothes from the nineties should be fun, not tedious. With a rough objective and shopping destination, you increase the odds of finding dazzling pieces thought to be long extinct.