We wanted to say “Thank You” to all of our newsletter subscribers with an extra 20% off of everything on our site until January 31st, 2019. And if you see a fur coat you like, those are all 30% off! But don’t wait! You only have until the end of the month for these great deals on true vintage style!
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Check out our selection of true vintage coats that are on sale now and see what your favorite one says about your personality in our article below:
Just wearing a true vintage clothes item, or an entire outfit, says a lot about you as a person. For one thing, it says that you have a unique and classic style. But it also says that you are consciously recycling to do your part for the environment. Which is pretty great if you ask us, but does our favorite vintage coat say more about our personalities? We think so…
The Fur Coat
Elegant lavishness. A woman wearing a fur coat is graceful, demure and polished. Even when worn with a simple T-shirt and jeans, the look is cultured and luxurious.
Mellow rebel. There is hardly a more relaxed and cool vibe than you get from someone wearing leather or suede. It also carries a tinge of carefree rebellion (Think “Rebel Without A Cause”). Women who wear leather and suede are low-key and easy-going with a strong and independent side.
The Wool Coat
Sensibly smart. While also having a sophisticated classiness to them, a wool coat is for the practical and they reflect a down-to-earth, intelligent woman.
The Trench Coat
Inquisitive class. Trench coats are enduring, ageless and permanent. No matter what era they are from, or how big the collar is, they never seem dated. A woman who wears this classic coat is understated, chic and has an investigative and curious personality.
So, what do you think? Does your favorite vintage coat match your personality? Of course, there are many different types of coats and an unlimited number of different personality combinations. These are just a few fun ideas. (If you’d like to know more about what your clothes say about you, read this intriguing book, You Are What You Wear: What Your Clothes Reveal About You.)
And don’t forget to use your discount code at checkout before it expires on January 31st, 2019:
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The two day vintage shopping extravaganza is almost here! The 2018 Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show & Sale is April 6th and 7th and we couldn’t be more excited! They will have over 80 vintage clothing, accessories and antique textile dealers under one roof. That represents over 100 years of style, fashion and design that’s all specially selected, organized and ready for us to shop and shop and shop. It’s truly a unique shopping experience and a fabulous opportunity to add to your unique personal style and stand out from the rest with amazing vintage pieces.
We are especially excited about this show because The Best Vintage Clothing is going to be there! We will be featuring the best of our Marimekko and Vuokko collections both days at the show. Here is a sneak peak of a few of the one-of-a-kind pieces we’ll have at the show:
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Would you like to shop these amazing collections of rare vintage? Are you planning on attending? We’d love to see you there! Come find us at our booth #69 and say hello! Leave us a comment below if you are planning on attending, or you can send us a direct message on Instagram @thebestvintageclothing.
Well, it’s officially been fall for over a month already and this week it actually feels like it. There’s finally crisp morning air, changing leaves and golden sunsets. And I’m loving it. It’s time to layer up and head outside with a blanket scarf and a statement trench coat. This season’s fashion trends have incorporated several vintage elements that can make any outfit stand out as unique and stylish. The Fall trend we are loving the most right now:
1970s Vintage Plaid
According to the streets of New York City and our favorite online fashion experts at Elle, Harpers Bazaar, and Cosmopolitan, vintage plaid is a huge fashion trend this season. Not lumberjack flannel plaid, or 90’s grunge plaid, but the plaid of the 70’s. Plaid is showing up everywhere in blazers, coats, pants and evening gowns in muted neutrals to bright and colorful plaids. Here are a couple examples of some true 1970s vintage to inspire you:
Vintage 70’s Marimekko Purple And Brown Plaid Maxi Gown
Marimekko designs started to gain popularity in the 1960s and by the 1970s they had made fashion history. This bold 70’s vintage brown, purple and white plaid dress captures their unique style. Have an event that you need a one-of-a-kind gown for? Try plaid!
Vintage 70’s Malcolm Starr Black and Silver Plaid Gown
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This 70’s vintage Malcolm Starr plaid black and silver dress definitely makes a statement and is sure to make anyone’s waist look tiny. I love this 6″ wide black waistband!
Vintage 70’s Marimekko Plaid Jumpsuit
This Marimekko Suomi Finland Pant Suit in brown, rust and tan plaid is anything but boring. Vuokko Nurmesniemi was a principal designer for Marimekko, and is known for bold color and shape combinations creating whimsical looks. How fun (and incredibly comfortable) would this be to work into your wardrobe?
Vintage Sybil Connolly Black And White Plaid Coat And Skirt
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Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is New York City’s premier vintage clothing shopping event. An extraordinary vintage selection, from 80 top vintage clothing dealers, highlight this two day shopping extravaganza that draws designers, stylists, celebrities and the fashion-smart world wide!
“The Manhattan Vintage Show is a one-stop-shop for anyone looking to score unique vintage finds. For those in the know, Manhattan Vintage acts as more than just a vintage shopping experience, it’s a shoppable history lesson, with merchants that also act as historians, able to educate you on each incredible piece.”
Come shop the collection that 100 years of fashion design built!
I always look forward to the Oscars, not really to find out who won what, but to greedily drink in the fashions! In recent years we’ve seen 1970s styles sneaking back onto the red carpet, with plunging necklines, bell sleeves, ruffles and maxi dresses starting to make regular appearances (just HOW fabulous Julianne Moore looked in that plunging Tom Ford column dress at the 2015 Baftas? Classic 70s style at it’s best).
For people who don’t want to go down the Kardashian route of flashing as much flesh as possible, the 70s provides some fabulous fashion inspiration. It was a decade which thew off the uniformity of formal wear that we saw on Hollywood stars of the 1950s (the classic cinched waist, past-knee-length gown paired with long gloves as seen on Sophia Loren, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn etc). The 70s celebrity embraced a relaxed, more individual look. This was a time when red-carpet events were much rarer than today and celebrity stylists were almost unknown. Celebrities wore whatever they liked, whether it was a maxi dress, a crochet hat, or something they made themselves, and we saw some much-welcome individuality.
Admittedly, not all of these looks were successful, but you could say exactly the same now, and I for one love the 1970s Academy Award photos, with all the bright colors, and a fun causal but glamorous vibe that you rarely see at the Oscars today.
Take a look at our gallery of 70s red carpet style on Pinterest, and you’ll see what I mean. Also I’ve included a few genuine 70s dresses below which encapsulate the award ceremony vibe perfectly from that decade, with their beautiful billowing fabric by Finish designer Vuokko (one of the principal designers for Marimekko). Which is your favoutie? Personally I adore the sleeves on the dress below. The design is called “Tyrskyranta”: “tyrsky” is like an old name for storm, or actually the phenomena when water hits the shore or rocks heavily and “ranta” is the shore, and you can totally see how the sleeves evoke this when you move your arms! Click on the photos below to see more pictures, and you can grab your own slice of amazing 70s glamour!
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How do I spend my vintage beans?
Vintage Beans can be redeemed directly on www.thebestvintageclothing.com during your purchase. The option to redeem your vintage beans is available on the cart page, just before checkout.
See the link to find out all the easy ways you can earn vintage beans to spend at our store! You’ll get 400 beans just for signing up ( equals $4.00) and more for social media and referrals, as well as any purchase. Each item tells you how many beans you’ll earn if you purchase it.
This week we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve partnered up with one of our all-time favourite vintage fashion blogs, Chronically Vintage, to offer you, our The Best Vintage Clothing fans, an awesome $100.00 store credit giveaway that you can use to put towards the cost of anything in our Etsy shop (where we’re currently holding a fabulous 25% off storewide sale on all merchandise until Monday August 1, 2016).
In order to enter, simply pop on over to Chronically Vintage and follow the instructions in Jessica’s blog post to take part in this exciting giveaway (which is open to participants worldwide). Best of luck to all those who enter – we can’t wait to see what the lucky winner puts their prize towards!
Here are some ways you could spend your store credit if you’re lucky enough to win!
One of my favorite dramas at the moment is Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries – if you aren’t already a fan then here’s a quick introduction to the series.
Phyrne (pronounced Fry-on-ee) Fisher is a glamorous, independent female private detective, who assists the lovable Detective Inspector Jack Robinson on investigations around 1920s Australia, despite his reluctance. She always looks amazing, has a rapier sharp wit, and sashays around Melbourne equally at home in Jazz clubs as she is perching on Robinson’s desk! Her adventures are as fabulous as her wardrobe, which leads us neatly onto her style.
Here are some of my favorite of her looks, with tips on stealing some of her fabulous flapper fashions!
The Oriental Influence:
Oriental designs were incredibly popular during the 1920s, from embroidered kimono-style dressing gowns, to turbans and richly embellished exotic fabrics.
To get a great 1920s look you’ll need a sharp and sleek bob, but why not spice things up with a fabulous hat? The cloche was a really popular style in the 1920s, and quite often embellished with feathers, tassels or with a brooch pinned onto it. Although if you go for a gold cloche like the one below it probably doesn’t need any extra embellishment!