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Why You Should Buy More Vintage

Nicole Couch

Here are a few reasons why we think you should buy more vintage.

 

 

When you buy vintage, you're buying clothes that are unique or rare. This means that you're chances of matching anyone else is highly unlikely.

 

 

Most of the clothing in today's fast fashion chain stores are made of cheap materials to save on costs. Contrarily, most vintage items were created with more attention to detail & prove their higher quality by withstanding the test of time.

 

 

Because big fashion retailers decide to skip costs and use cheaper materials, their mass produced clothing items are more likely to be damaged, broken or go out of style quicker than their vintage counterparts. So why not spend a little extra to get something that lasts?

 

 

Many times newer trends are just old trends reinvented. By buying vintage you're basically buying the 'real thing'...the clothes that were cool BEFORE it was cool. Tell that to your trendy friends...

 

 

Wearing vintage ensures that you'll have your own unique look. Since it's not something displayed in store windows anymore, you really have stylistic freedom and can get creative with it however you want.

 

 

Buying Vintage = Recycling = Saving the Planet. 

It is estimated that the world is consuming 400% more clothing than we did just 20 years ago (Livia Firth, The True Cost). So step up and do your part! Keep trendy vintage in rotation.

 

 

Lastly,

You're unique, beautiful and rare. There is no one quite like you. So don't buy clothes that disguise that! Invest in clothes that understand what it's like to be one-of-a-kind.

5 Easy Street Style Trends

Nicole Couch

Do you ever go on sites like Instagram or Pinterest to get style inspiration? Did you know that recreating those looks can be simple and easy?

No joke.

CHC Vintage offers a variety of unique pieces on Etsy that can be styled to fit any of today's hottest trends! Don't miss out. Once the items are gone, they're gone!

 

 

Day to Night Lingere

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Office Chic

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Bohemian / Festival Style

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90's Throwback

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Shimmery Showstopper

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Whatever style you're going for, make sure to stop by CHC Vintage on Etsy for one-of-a-kind vintage pieces like these!

 

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CHC Customized Boxes

Nicole Couch

Did you know CHC Vintage offers a variety of Customized Boxes on Etsy and CrateJoy? Well now you do! Sit back and relax--let us handle the shopping and styling for you! BONUS: We'll even deliver it right to your front door.

Here's a few of the boxes we offer:

 

The 90's Grunge Dress Box

"90's Grunge ONLY. Characteristics of a 90s Grunge Dress include dresses specifically from the 90s, Mini or Maxi Length, Slip Dresses, Large Florals, Lingerie Dresses, & Babydoll Dresses."

"90's Grunge ONLY. Characteristics of a 90s Grunge Dress include dresses specifically from the 90s, Mini or Maxi Length, Slip Dresses, Large Florals, Lingerie Dresses, & Babydoll Dresses."

 

 

The Wholesale Vintage Dresses Box

Choose from Bohemian, Florals, Vintage Prints, or Plus Size. "We ship our one of a kind vintage designs to you in cohesive collections that will hang beautifully in your shop or boutique and give you pieces you can price wherever you want, because no one will have them but you! ( Not even us! )"

Choose from Bohemian, Florals, Vintage Prints, or Plus Size. "We ship our one of a kind vintage designs to you in cohesive collections that will hang beautifully in your shop or boutique and give you pieces you can price wherever you want, because no one will have them but you! ( Not even us! )"

 

 

The Custom Lingerie Box

"Lingerie as street-wear is a huge trend right now, so whether you are are slipping into something comfortable at the end of the day or grabbing your daily Starbucks, you will love your CHC Vintage lingerie!"

"Lingerie as street-wear is a huge trend right now, so whether you are are slipping into something comfortable at the end of the day or grabbing your daily Starbucks, you will love your CHC Vintage lingerie!"

 

 

The Vintage Tee & Jewelry Box

This box includes one vintage tee and one piece of vintage jewelry. "Try this as a unique Gift for Her, Bridesmaid Gift or Gift for You!"

This box includes one vintage tee and one piece of vintage jewelry. "Try this as a unique Gift for Her, Bridesmaid Gift or Gift for You!"

 

 

The Vintage Formal Dress Box

"Formal dresses ONLY. Wedding, Graduation, Class Reunion...we have you covered! Plus styling tips on how to wear your dress casually after your event is over."

"Formal dresses ONLY. Wedding, Graduation, Class Reunion...we have you covered! Plus styling tips on how to wear your dress casually after your event is over."

 

 

The Vintage Printed Dress Box

"Printed dresses ONLY. Characteristics of a Vintage Prints Dress include dresses from any era, prints of all kinds & dresses that are one of a kind."

"Printed dresses ONLY. Characteristics of a Vintage Prints Dress include dresses from any era, prints of all kinds & dresses that are one of a kind."

 

 

The Vintage Vacation Box

"Want different pieces? A skirt instead of a romper? 2 dresses and no shorts? No problem, Just ask! We can do substitutions!" - Owner, Nicole Couch

"Want different pieces? A skirt instead of a romper? 2 dresses and no shorts? No problem, Just ask! We can do substitutions!" - Owner, Nicole Couch

 

 

The Vintage Beach Box

"Swimsuit and cover up will coordinate but not match exactly. Cover up could be a sarong, kaftan or beach dress."

"Swimsuit and cover up will coordinate but not match exactly. Cover up could be a sarong, kaftan or beach dress."

 

 

The Vintage Boho Dress Box

"Bohemian dresses ONLY. Characteristics of a Bohemian Dress include mostly from the 60s & 70s eras, loose cuts, and a hippie vibe."

"Bohemian dresses ONLY. Characteristics of a Bohemian Dress include mostly from the 60s & 70s eras, loose cuts, and a hippie vibe."

 

 

Before placing your order, we'll get your size and ask you to fill out a quick survey to give our stylists a better idea of your sense of style. Once we receive your order, our stylists will hand-pick the perfect vintage pieces for you and ship it right to your doorstep. PLUS all orders in the US ship FOR FREE! That's right. What are you waiting for? Try a box today!

Tips for Styling Vintage Clothing into Modern Looks

Nicole Couch

Have you ever passed up on cool vintage pieces because you didn't know how to incorporate them into your modern wardrobe? Well this article is here to help! Here are 5 tips for styling vintage clothes into everyday looks.

 

 

1.) Mix & Match

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You don't have to wear vintage head-to-toe! Mix in one or two vintage pieces (ex. a vintage dress & necklace, a vintage blouse and ring) but modernize it by using trendy pieces for the rest. Think: cardigans, leggings, sweaters, and jeans (basic pieces that can be layered over or under).

 

 

2.) Modern Accessories

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You can make any vintage piece feel modern again by adding trendy accessories. Try a fashionable handbag, a cool belt, your favorite heels or a stylish fedora.

 

 

3.) Contemporary Hair

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You can rock vintage while also wearing your everyday hair style. Just because you're wearing clothing from a certain era doesn't mean you have to look like that era. Bring the look into the 21st century by adding your own personalized touches and keeping your hair simple.

 

 

4.) Mix & Match Eras

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Mixing clothing from different time periods has a way of looking very cool and trendy. Wearing vintage from only one era can oftentimes look costume-y or like you're trying to live in that era. If you incorporate looks from different time periods you're more likely to blend in and look fashion-forward.

 

 

5.) Be Comfortable

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This is probably the most important tip. If you don't feel comfortable in an outfit you'll probably look uncomfortable to others. Make sure to style the vintage pieces in a way that makes you feel happy and natural.

 

 

We hope these styling tips help and encourage you to add more vintage into your everyday look!