10 Tips That Will Make You A Pro Vintage Shopper

Sorry but: You need to check the armpits.

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3. Hold items up to the light.

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A lot of vintage stores (and stores in general) are dark! So it can be hard to discern quality, condition, and...stains. Find a light (or the flashlight on your phone) to perform a dutiful inspection.

7. Always inspect the seams.

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As in, don't buy something that's going to rip after the first time you wear it. Turn the piece of clothing inside out to see how the stitches are holding up.