For The Love of Vintage Shopping

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I’ve always loved vintage shopping. I even wrote an article on the difference between vintage and second-hand clothing which you can read here.

I have a love for clothes. It doesn’t matter how many clothes I have,  I can ever have enough. What woman does? Lately, I’ve been a little more obsessed with vintage clothes than I usually am. Observatory and Long street in Cape Town have some of the best vintage stores and every time I’m in Cape Town, you’ll find me scouring the racks for some vintage gems.

There’s something rather historic and romantic about wearing a dress previously owned by someone else many years ago. There is always a story behind each item of vintage clothing. It could have been the dress she wore on her first date with her now husband or the pant suit she wore to that presentation she aced. As the buyer, you now have the opportunity to continue the story or rewrite it, or so I like to think.

I bought this 80’s lace-up jumpsuit just a month ago. It felt like something different from what I usually go for and the lace-up details on the front and back were too sexy to resist. I didn’t know if I would be able to pull it off and I was worried it’d be too tight for me but I think I pulled it off. But I’ll let you be the judge, what do you think?

Have you done any vintage shopping lately? What was your most recent purchase?

Vintage jumpsuit: Once Again at Wendy’s

Gold spiked heels and bag – Steve Madden

Sunglasses: Sunglasspot

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