Collecting Old-Style Designer Clothes
You may enjoy history or simply be a fashion buff. No matter what your reasoning is, what are a few of the best ways to obtain a collection of vintage designer clothing?
Consider the appropriate period from which your clothing should originate. What period of history appeals to you in clothing? It is important to figure out where you want your historic collection to originate from – for example – Europe or North Asia?
When you have figured out the specific historical era you would like to create your collection around, you will be able to investigate it more thoroughly. More specific preferences are more challenging to collect.
Order it now to get it when you need it. Note that true designer vintage clothing can be difficult to track down. This is why it is crucial to have realistic expectations and order as much in advance as you possibly can before you need to acquire them.
If you’re looking for something special, be sure to take into account design, creation and shipment times.
Think about having clothes created just from scratch. If you are interested in authentic historical designer clothing, find a reputable tailor, an authentic pattern, and allow their expertise to bring that era’s clothing to life. As actual items of antique clothing are rare and spendy, this is much more pragmatic. Sensibly, it is a better idea for you to do your own design research than have a fashion customer made, if you desire to have a historical designer outfit for a costume, or just as a display. You can find one that fits you well, and the process will be more convenient.
There is a list of stores were you can buy old clothes. You can go to bidding housed to sell old clothes.
Search the internet for online retailers who offer these types of items.
To really understand fashion, spend some time at events and displays that showcase your area of interest – study the evolution of the fashion trend and how it developed into the style it has today.
Get in touch with the companies and museums on your list that sell historic or period clothing, and network with them. If you have a rapport with them you may get a lower rate.
You can start your outfit collection in these ways or in many others. Enjoy your hunt, and best wishes!