Five Brilliant Vintage Fashion Websites

February 2, 2010 by kirstymarie  
Published in Shopping

Fashion has seen a surge of designs from the past recently- seventies prints splashed on dresses, over sized jewelry from the eighties, body con and eclectic designs on shirts, t-shirts… and well, you get the idea. With all the old trends leaking back into the new decade, why not get your hands on some of the real deal pieces?

Packed full of amazing pieces, myvintage not only offers the groovy outfits your mum has got stashed in a box somewhere from her hey day, but also genuine vintage designer items from the likes of Yves St. Laurent and Betsy Johnson. The homepage offers their best pieces, likening them to the celebrities in the adjacent pictures. For example, the jacket Cheryl Cole wore for her Fight For This Love video has a wonderful vintage look a like on myvintage. From playsuits to evening dresses, suits to vintage disney sweaters there’ll be something that will catch your eye. There is also a section for men, with waistcoats, bowler hats and ruffled 70’s disco shirts- maybe the man in your life will appreciate such a unique gift. There is also a rather interesting gift section with a selection of retro mugs and t-shirts. A little bit pricey, but definite value for what you get. 

Based in the UK trulymadlyvintage is a rather more limited website, but the pieces on there are carefully selected – not just for their look but for their investment value. Some items here are bang on trend for at least the next two seasons, so not only will you be parading around in a fabulous unique bit of kit- a beacon of individuality amongst the drones of fashion- it will look current and up to date. Clothes aren’t the only vintage goodies you can get your hands on here though- trulymadlyvintage are proud to sell vintage tea sets, homeware, sewing goods, heaps of gorgeous jewellery, badges, band tees from the 80’s onwards and even buttons; you can jazz up that generic blouse you bought last month with some little gems of fashion history. Their prices are very reasonable and I can personally recommend trulymadlyvintage because just yesterday, I bought the most fabulous velvet collared check jacket for only £28. I know. 

Also based in the UK absolutevintage, display a wide range of vintage items, from nautical loafers to ornate belts and a 70’s saddle bag you’ll be spoilt for choice. Their men’s section offers a stunning collection of Hermes ties. Have a look at their boots and snap them up- how many designs do you see that are already back in the shops and on the catwalks now? Their stock appears limited, but is regularly updated so keep your eyes peeled and check back often.

At fashiondig you’ll find the most astonishing and vast range of vintage fashion and goodies through the decades. With extensive search options and clear as crystal pictures, you’ll quickly and easily find your signature piece! fashiondig even offers a children’s range and homeware that includes vintage electronics, and another section devoted to vintage magazines and books. fashiondig has an extensive range of designer wear- all the way from Giorgio Armani to Vivienne Westwood. Some truly stunning pieces here. 

corsetsandcrinolines offer a much more extensive range of vintage dating from Victorian all the way to the 70’s. There are lashings of bright dresses, antique bathing suits and jackets and shoes that are so unusual you won’t want to wear them, but put them on the mantel piece. Their accessories range is delicious and although their items are not ones you could easily integrate into your everyday wardrobe, there really are some beautiful pieces to choose from. 

Just remember that vintage websites obviously only have one of the item shown, so don’t delay in your choice, because just as soon as you’ve decided on it, that SOLD sign will have popped up. Happy blast from the past!

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