A beginner’s guide to buying vintage clothes: Tips on how to shop for the real deal

Still, it makes sense to carefully check their condition before you purchase them. Ang suggested thoroughly inspecting the garment for stains, holes, or other damage such as in the zippers and fastenings, for example.

It’s not uncommon, however, to come across pieces with some minor flaws. “Vintage clothes have been around for a while – some wear and tear are inevitable. “Such pieces are still stocked, usually because, they have value in terms of its design and style, or sometimes rarity, despite the flaws,” she explained.

What kind of flaws are acceptable then? That is entirely up to you. When one chances upon a rare gem or a piece they really like, some small imperfections (like a missing embellishment or a few loose stitches) are unlikely to diminish their enjoyment and appreciation of it. True vintage lovers embrace them as part of the clothing’s unique character and history.


It’s a misconception that all vintage clothing sizes run smaller than modern-day standards. Even if that may be true to some extent, you should still be able to find a wide range of sizes at a good vintage clothing store – it’s just that every piece is singular, and whether the size a particular piece is in fits you or not is a matter of chance.

“Our vintage clothing is handpicked from the United States and Europe, and comes in all kinds of sizes, from XXS to XXL. To ensure an individual, customised fit, alterations and resizing services are also available in-store,” shared Yeo.

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4 Tips On How To Elevate Your Look With Jewelry

Here are some tips and tricks on how to elevate your look with jewelry from the premium jewelry store, Karat World.

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From major trends to micro trends, we have seen them come and go during the pandemic. It’s the chunky and playful accessories to the minimalist jewelry we had a joy in layering. It has been a rollercoaster of a ride with jewelry but if there’s one thing for sure, wearing them gives a boost of confidence. 

It’s the feeling of being empowered that Karat World recognises and has been advocating for 30 years. A romantic timeless piece that gives a sense of empowerment to the people who wear their jewelry. With their dedication to search for the best, it is no surprise that they offer a range of trendy pieces to classic ones. And with that, they gave us some tips that can elevate your look for the day. 

Match it with your skin tone

Different metals can accentuate your skin. For those who have morena skin tones, you can’t go wrong with the classic gold for that extra glow. But if you’re leaning towards a fairer skin tone, yellow or white gold will make your skin look radiant.

Mix and match

Wearing different metals is now the modern and chic way of elevating your look. Don’t hesitate to pair your silvers and gold when you layer them or when you opt for a statement piece. 

It’s all about the neckline

When it comes to neck pieces, your neckline is your best guide. A V-neck top is best paired with a piece that follows the fall. And for square necklines, opt for a piece that falls by your collarbones. 

Consider the occasion

Jewelry has the power

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