Alberto Soliman

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  • 14
    Dec

    Tip10 for buying vintage

    Don’t be scared to try anything on If you like it on the hanger, then chances are you will like it on you, but you also shouldn’t shy away...

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  • 14
    Dec

    Tip9 for buying vintage

    Don’t buy anything that needs a lot of repairs Don’t be tempted by garments that need altering above and beyond a simple strap shortening or a dropped hem. Scant...

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  • 14
    Dec

    Tip8 for buying vintage

    Always check the bottom of shoes More often than not, a heel tip will be missing. Check the leather around the buckle and strap for signs of wear and...

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  • 14
    Dec

    Tip7 for buying vintage

    Don’t pay any attention to sizes on labels Sizing is completely different nowadays, and if there is a size label I’m afraid the best option is to ignore it....

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  • 14
    Dec

    Tip6 for buying vintage

    Go for the best you can afford Resist the temptation to buy in bulk. Despite years of collecting for the sake of it, I now wish I had stuck...

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  • 14
    Dec

    Tip5 for buying vintage

    Talk to the sales assistants Don’t be too proud to ask for advice in a shop, especially if you are looking for era-specific garments. This will speed up the...

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  • 14
    Dec

    Tip4 for buying vintage

    Look at the fastenings Double-check that none of the buttons are missing and the zips are working properly. This may seem like a no-brainer, but all too often I’ve...

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  • 14
    Dec

    Tip3 for buying vintage

    Always check the armpits As far as I am concerned, this is Number One in terms of importance; I don’t know why it took me so long to do...

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  • 14
    Dec

    Tip2 for buying vintage

    Always hold garments up to the light Have you noticed how dark vintage shops can be? Well, it’s not always intentional (they can just be cluttered places), but it...

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  • 14
    Dec

    Tip 1 for buying vintage

    Be prepared Arm yourself with garments that are easy to get out of; something you can slip on and off without fuss – my favorite uniform for vintage shopping...

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