Vintage Collectors

Buying luxury Vintage Fashion is a conscientious and interesting way of investing money. People see Vintage as tradable assets. Pieces by Chanel, Hermes, Oleg Cassini, and other brands in good condition regularly retain, or increase in value over time, even if you wear, or use them occasionally.

Most Vintage clothing has been previously worn, but a small percentage of pieces have not. Deadstock, or New Old Stock (NOS), are often old warehouse stock, and more valuable than those that have been worn, especially if they have their original tags. At times deadstock may have flaws, which you will find when inspecting the garment. Educate yourself by reading articles, or books about Vintage. Vintage fairs, and live, or online auctions are some of the many practical resources available.

Get to know the particular clothing styles and characteristics of the era you are drawn to. This way, you will know what to look for and most importantly, what to avoid, such as reproductions.

For some Vintage clothing collectors, an item must have a label (although many of collectable Vintage clothing will not have labels). Condition and quality count when buying for investment, or resale purposes. You might fall in love with a piece, but if there are too many flaws, the value may be lost.

*A contributing factor in the value of Vintage clothing can also be its Provenance. Collectors of Vintage history, value and record the background of an item: who wore it, and to what occasion!

Once you purchase a collector piece of Vintage clothing, you need to ensure that its value does not diminish, by proper care and storage practices.

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