Why Vintage Is The New New?
Have you ever wondered how some Influencers and bloggers can afford their luxurious lifestyles? Yeah me too! Well, today I will share a few insights about exactly how they do. Mind you I am not getting into details about anyone’s personal lifestyle choices. Not to stray off topic, but some of them are lucky to be gifted the items as part of working with brands. Others are either rich, have wealthy husbands, or sugar daddies lol. Few are exploring other ways of living that life without having to pay the full price such as renting. While the remainder of persons achieves it through other means such as saving up, using credit or buying secondhand.
A lot of people do care about the environment and how the fashion industry contributes to the increase in carbon emission yearly. If this means buying second-hand clothing and shoes, they are prepared to do so. Honestly, since I have become more aware of these statistics I am making a conscious effort to recycle my wardrobe. Also I have been focusing on buying only what is necessary. The reality is some people either do not know about eco-fashion or how it impacts our planet. However, if more people are educated about it, eventually fast fashion stores will feel the effects and may be forced to offer more sustainable fashion.
It seems to be the new trend of fashion bloggers since a lot of them are now ditching stores and running to their neighbourhood vintage and thrift shops. While some are aware of the damage to the environment, most are influenced by what the majority are doing and haven’t the faintest idea. If its the latter, that means it will only be a matter of time before a new trend takes over.
Everyone loves a bargain and getting deals and designer items are no exception, although rare. But you can definitely get used items at discounted prices based on its usability. Why pay full price for brand new when you can get it slightly used at a lower price?
Due to the fact that all designer bags are made using the best materials, they last for decades and look in great condition. You can even pass them down to your children and become heirlooms. All while remaining intact and maintaining its main functionality even years later. Even if you decide to sell them years later, some vintage items sell for a lot of money, perhaps even more than you paid initially.
A lot of designer products are manufactured in specific quantities and then they stop producing them. From time to time they also make limited editions in some current styles which end up being hard to find and the most sought-after pieces. Not everyone is willing to part with their treasured gems and usually do not cost a lot to acquire. With the exception of jewellery, some vintage items retail for cheap although it is from an authentic designer.