Shopping for Vintage
Costume designer Sandy powell, winner of 3 Oscars and nominee for 2 more is an expert in everything vintage. Her are her tips for shopping and caring for your vintage items.
Always dry clean your vintage before bringing it home. It attracts moths and is likely to create an infestation.
check the fabric especially wool, and knitwear. lightly pull on areas that will experience stress and if you see the fabric give, it is not worth the effort of preserving.
the best place to source vintage clothing is at vintage fairs and shows. That is where dealers from all over the country go with their wears.