Generally speaking, I love Chanel- I have since I was a kid. Which I’m sure is weird because what 11 year would want a tweed jacket, broach, two toned flats and a classic flap bag when that’s not what they’re parents are wearing( I blame it on reading vogue and elle magazine back then) As I’ve gotten older, I’ve begun to appreciate vintage Chanel more and more. Seriously anytime I see older Chanel ads or clothes I die (as Rachel Zoe would say). My favorite decades to shop Chanel would have to be the 80s and the 90s.
- Jean Paul Gautier
This is a designer who is well respected, but may not be that you have heard of. One day when I was shopping at a vintage store, I happened to look at a few of their vintage pieces and fell in love. The clothes are a perfect mesh of classic, punk, and boho.
- Betsy Johnson
Finding her vintage pieces can be a hard thing to do. But whenever I do find something, I tend to fall in love. Betsy is great at creating girly punk pieces. If you’re on the hunt for her things I’d suggest the 90s as a good decade to start looking and maybe even start buy buying a dress.
This is a classic Italian brand that I have loved for for quite some time now. They are known for classic amazing zig zag print. I would suggest specifically looking into their sweaters and dresses in any decade. This would make a great addition to your wardrobe. I’d also suggest looking in the men’s department for sweaters.
This is, again, another brand I’m in love with. Not only are there current collections amazing, but their vintage pieces are amazing as well. I prefer to look for their pants, jackets or dresses. These pieces tend create the perfect rebellious classic look.
Yet another iconic brand that’s also very classic. I love how girly some of the pieces can look. These two dresses (dress 1, 2) from Dior that were made in 1949 that for me would be the ultimate find/wedding dress. When shopping for Dior I’d go with any dress or jacket you can find and fall in love with.
Some stores I’d recommending looking at for these brands are wastelands, crossroads, and what goes around comes around vintage(this particular store is more expensive but has amazing pieces).