Super chic StyledOn member, blogger and vintage guru, Tess Pare-Mayer shares her tips for shopping vintage as well as her six top spots to shop in the city.
For as long as I can remember, I've worn vintage clothing. It started when I was in diapers and sporting my older brothers' "hand me down" tie-dyed cloud onesie with a vibrant red heart on the chest. In eighth grade, it continued with my long, black sequined "tea dress" at Redwood Middle School. Currently, my uniform of choice involves vintage fur coats, bags, boots, oversized dresses belted with (what else?) a used, beat up, ancient belt.Vintage shopping has always come naturally to me—probably because I had the best teacher (my mother) guiding me and helping me alter any oversized or unflattering silhouette. For those who crave the thrill of finding a piece of fashion history for a fraction of the original price without ending up lost in a sea of used clothing, read below for my five tips for shopping vintage, as well as six of my favorite stores in New York City to get you started.
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