8. Why Are You Collecting?

Why Are You Collecting?

Why are you getting into collecting vintage clothing? Do you want to build an collection as an investment? Or is it out of interest in a particular era? This will help you buy the right pieces. Investment pieces must be very carefully chosen, whereas you can be less discriminating if you're buying to wear.

Wearing vintage clothing gives you a window into a different era. In these days of mass market, throwaway fashion, the vintage queen will look different from everyone else. You need to know something about the topic, though; doing plenty of research will pay off. Are you into vintage fashion, or do you shudder at the thought of wearing "secondhand clothes"?

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