How to buy cool vintage fashion

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It is really important to understand the formula to buying vintage. 

Here are my top 10 pointers when shopping vintage fashion:

1. Research fashion genres/era's e.g.: 1950's, 70's etc.
2. Take note of the top designers from your favourite genre/era.
3. Search online or at your favourite vintage store for the designers or era you like.
4. Search online for sites that will advise colours that will suit your skin complexion. 
5. Check for authenticity if you are buying a designer vintage piece.
6. Look at the quality of the piece. If it is made well, then it is valuable.
7. Remember most vintage items will need to be altered, so factor this into your budget.
8. Remember jewels/sunglasses can be cleaned or "refurbished" to look newer.
9. You maybe able to negotiate price with some vintage pieces.
10. Watch styling or vintage aficionado's like Rachel Zoe from "The Rachel Zoe Project" or Doris Raymond from "LA Frock Stars".

I hope my tips help you out and be sure to rock vintage fashion!

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