We all wear fashion, but there are also those of us who collect it, too. Some are die-hard collectors, only spending their money on the rarest, most archival-worthy fashion pieces. Others of us (like me, for example) collect a few pieces here and there, using collectible fashion to enhance our style and complement our affordable fashion finds.
Vintage, one-of-a-kind pieces and limited edition fashion not only keep your style unique, but they also connect with your emotions and even inspire a feeling of love between you and your wardrobe. But just where do fashion collectors find such treasures?
Whether you’re on the hunt for vintage Chanel jackets or Franck Muller men’s watches, scout your local thrift shops, vintage stores, consignment shops and antique dealers for coveted collectible fashion. And don’t limit your hunt to just the city you live in. All your travels should include an exploration of the vintage haunts of the city you are visiting. In fact, fashion magazine Elle has put together an in depth and global guide to the best vintage stores.
Believe it or not, you should also shop online for collectible fashion. And read the classifieds section of your newspaper and review the ads on Craigslist. See, you have to keep an open mind. Because you never know where you might happen upon a 1970s Gucci handbag or some expensive Jaeger-LeCoultre watches that you can’t find anywhere else. When it comes to hunting for collectible fashion, every type of pre-owned shopportunity should be on your shopping radar. The more thorough your hunt, the greater your treasured finds will be.