The best way to score some of the rarest and coolest vintage designer threads today is no longer about making a trip to a thrift shop with fingers crossed. Instead, it’s to slide into someone’s DMs. Fashion is a constant cycle, and things that were once deemed fashionable 50 years ago are once again finding new fans in today’s shoppers. No surprise, given how much more aware we are of the impact that fast fashion has on the environment and the realisation that when it comes to good fashion, there is no such thing as an expiration date.
But unlike vintage shopping of the past – which often included a trip to a musty store, and plenty of prayers and fingers crossed as you rummage through the racks in hopes of landing some incredible find – today’s vintage shopper is looking to their Instagram app for archival Mugler and Alaia. To find the best Insta-shops peddling fabulous vintage designer pieces, you may want to start with this compilation.
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