Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who asks, we get this question a lot!
We believe clothing can be considered vintage when it’s older than 20 years. While opinions differ on this number, if it’s been around since the 80′s, it is probably safe to call it vintage.
What once brought up images of your grandmother’s closet, in the past few years has become a creative and stylish way to dress.
The term vintage isn’t exclusive to clothing, it can also be applied to accessories, footwear, furniture, toys and other neat trinkets.
Now, not to get too lost in the details, but if an item was produced before the 1920s, than it’s no longer vintage, but rather an antique. While antiques are great for collecting or displaying in a museum, they’re not so great for wearing.
So, if we want to be technical, any item of clothing that was produced between the 1920s and 1980s is considered vintage.
In case you didn’t know, vintage clothing has started to make a big comeback, and not only for girls, but guys too! I mean honestly, what guy wouldn’t want to sport that 60s look that makes Don Draper and the cast of Mad Men look so suave?!
It has begun to apply to a subculture of people who have a particular love for the styles of different eras. While some enjoy shopping vintage for the interest in the actual history of the clothes, others prefer it because it offers something that huge chain mall stores can’t, and that’s a greater sense of individuality.
Let’s face it, we’ve all been in that awkward situation where we’ve met someone wearing the exact same outfit as us.
The great thing about vintage clothing is that it’s unique — what are the odds of someone finding that exact same 1960s paisley boho mini dress you found at a vintage shop? Probably not very likely. Shopping vintage really lets you show your true colours, and it doesn’t limit you from a selection of what’s “in fashion”. Rather, you decide what’s in.
If you are out to find that perfect vintage look don’t be afraid to check us out! We stock an array of clothes not only from the 1920s up until the 1980s, but we also carry clothes from the 90s and more current — So there’s something at Unit 5 for everyone.
Please comment and let us know what “vintage clothing” means to you!