The popularity of vintage clothing continues to grow with each passing year with more and more sellers entering the market to satisfy the demand. The increase is accessibility of vintage with more and more businesses opening on the high street, the internet and even eBay seems to have blurred the definition of vintage.
So what is vintage clothing? This is a question that we are asked on a regular basis and to a certain extent this is a very subjective question. However, the general definition is that anything older that 20 years from the present date can referred to as vintage clothing and antique clothing for anything from the 1920’s and earlier.
So how do we define vintage? We have always generally defined vintage as anything pre-1970s, but recognise that this is subjective as each new generation dicover vintage this standard definition has shifted. We recognise this and reflect this in our Marketplace. We want to be as inclusive as possible and welcome all generations of sellers so are happy for the 1980’s and 1990’s to be included but provide filters so searches can be narrowed down to a particular era.
The one exception we do ahere to is listing new or modern items designed in a vintage stye. To maintain the integrity of RETRuly these modern items will be removed.
So does it really matter? yes, if you browse other marketplaces it is very hard to find original vintage as it is competing with thousands of modern reproductions pertaining to be vintage. This will never happen on RETRuly, our team of experts regularly review our content to ensure that the integrity of our site is maintained so will remove any items that do not conform to our listing policy.
Posted in Marketplace Information Tagged with: vintage cloting, Vintage fashion, vintage marketplace
Whether your style is a little bit Quirky, bold or sporty, 2017 has got you covered. After the explosive year of 2016 expect to see the vibrant colours, big statements and lots of sportswear. The runways have given an insight into the wacky world and wonderful styles that are going to grace our high streets in the coming months.
Runways have been bombarded with brightly coloured “seaside stripes” which have a real summer feel to them. Think beach umbrellas and think old weathered deck chairs in a British seaside town! Picture yourself on a warm summers day, an ice cream in hand, wearing something that really captures the time of year. Beach colours and stripy shirts, like this Penguin shirt
are going to be an outfit staple for Spring and Summer. This new trend is the cousin of the nautical stripe, so don’t worry, your beloved stripy T shirts and jumpers are still going to be salvageable for another year!
The athletic look:
Athletic inspired outfits are going to come into their own in 2017. After hitting the runway with an “easy elegance” vibe, expect to see people swapping out their jeans and shirts for sports t-shirts and joggers.
No longer do you have to suffer in the name of style! This new comfy trend is definitely giving the “fashion is pain” saying a run for its money. Now sportswear isn’t just about getting fit or being comfy, it’s about getting with this seasons latest trend!
In collaboration with the athletic inspired clothes, expect to see lots of trainers and sporty shoes to finish off an everyday look. The beauty of wearing trainers is that they go with pretty much anything and everything, be it an outfit ready for a night on the town or a casual day out, trainers have your back! Not only are there so many styles, brands and fits for these shoes, the comfort element is unrivalled.
Men and women’s accessories are going to be quirky and bold in 2017. We are going to see a shift in focus to tribal patterns, chunky XXL beads and intricate designs
, juxtaposed with a Rock and Roll vibe to suit everybody’s style persona! These bold accessories are going to scream out “we want to be noticed” and give every outfit that little bit of extra grit that is going to be at the forefront of everybody’s minds this year!
Blog written by Guest Blogger – Alice Porter
Posted in Vintage Clothing Tagged with: trends, Vintage fashion