Tips for Vintage Shopping
When you enter a vintage store, a great tip is to know what colors you like to wear. Sometimes vintage stores can be completely overwhelming so it helps to flick through the racks quickly and pull out pieces in the colors you know you'll wear. I tend to gravitate towards white, creams, black, navy, browns, and neutrals!
How to find the best vintage shops in the world!
23 Creatives and fashion experts shared their favorite vintage stores in the city they live in or just love in Treasures. Buy a copy to find the best vintage shops in the world! Includes Paris, New York, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Sydney, Shanghai, and many more!
Recycled Cotton Tote Bags to store your vintage garments in!
This Era Archive *online exclusive* recycled cotton tote bag/ drawstring bag perfect for storing your vintage garments in. Pictured here with a copy of Treasures 'The Vintage & Secondhand Shopping Guide to the World' published by This Era Archive (2019).
How to store vintage silk garments
Here is an example of a 1930s silk blouse from This Era Archive, we keep it loosely folded in acid-free tissue paper, there are also layers of acid-free tissue inside the sleeves, and between the folds. There is lots of room for air-flow inside the acid-free archive box too. You can also pack pieces in undyed cotton fabric or bags, such as the recycled cotton tote bags we sell online!
How to store vintage garments!
To store precious, fragile, or rare vintage clothing use acid-free archive boxes! The archive boxes will keep the clothes protected from dust, harsh sunlight, or artificial lights and any harm caused by hanging on hangers. Airflow is important in storing vintage garments, I use cotton dustbags inside the boxes but you can also loosely pack the garments in acid-free paper. It is a great idea to store vintage knitwear in archive boxes too, folded rather than hanging. #howto #vintage