Luxury has never been single-handedly defined by price tag alone, it’s a term that encompasses a multitude of factors. Here at Vintage Boo Boo, we define luxury as something unique, rare, and even handmade; that’s where true luxury lies for us. A tailored suit, a handmade leather bag, a unique piece of jewellery – and what better way to find these gems than by shopping vintage?
As a response to fast fashion, more and more fashion lovers are turning towards vintage to express their sense of style and individuality. When everything looks the same and falls so easily out of the trend cycle, it’s hard to muster up the courage to spend your money on it. Fleeting fast fashion is the exact opposite of the timeless quality of vintage pieces, especially ones that have been immortalised through style inspirations such as supermodels, fashion icons, and fashion magazines and experts. Apart from uniqueness, vintage pieces are also much more sustainable than constantly buying new items, most probably products of fast fashion that won’t last. Sustainability is something that plagues the youngest generations and Vintage Boo Boo’s vintage stock is a perfect starting point for fashion lovers who want to invest in impeccable quality clothing that won’t affect their carbon footprint as much. Vintage clothing doesn’t use up any new resources in order to be made thus by buying vintage, we’re helping to reduce the fashion industry’s environmental impact.
Another reason we here at Vintage Boo Boo simply love vintage clothing and see it as the one true luxury is that vintage clothing will undoubtedly make you feel good while wearing it. A rare piece of fashion history is now hanging in your closet after you spent months looking for it, how can that not make you happy? Vintage clothing was made to last, it has a timeless quality to it and it always has a story to tell! When wearing pre-owned items, you have the luxury of carrying with you the stories of those who wore that piece before you. No matter how rare or common a piece is, it holds emotional value that you can’t put a price tag on. Vintage pieces have stood the test of time, they have proven themselves to hold well over the years, and since the trend cycle is pretty much repeating itself again and again, these pieces will never go out of style. So, not only are you more sustainable and stylish at the same time, but you’re also spending less on luxurious, one-of-a-kind items that elevate every outfit.
The beauty of vintage pieces being rare or unique is that we’re no longer promoting uniformity when it comes to fashion. The clothes you choose are a form of self-expression, a way to show the world how creative you are, what you’re feeling that day. An individuality that’s hard to come by these days but one that is desperately needed. Here at Vintage Boo Boo, we love seeing younger customers buying vintage pieces that may seem outdated, yet they, through the power of styling, are able to give new life to forgotten pieces. True luxury is being able to upcycle clothing, make it feel like new, when it really isn’t.
All in all, vintage is the new luxury but thankfully it’s not a luxury. Affordable high-end vintage pieces are on the market right now, check out our own Vintage Boo Boo stock for some incredibly rare, unique, and timeless pieces that you’ll absolutely love!