1. Taking a sweater home and finding eight holes of various sizes. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF anchormanmovie.com / Via bryanbolanos.tumblr.com And of course the return policy = nonexistent. 2. That mothball smell that doesn't go away. After hand washing it. Ten times. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF cartoonnetwork.com / Via billythelich.tumblr.com But hey, at least there are no holes. 3. Being unable to match a missing button. Flickr: Kirsty Andrews / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: kirstea And then having to replace all of them. 4. All itchy everything. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF tumblr.com / Via xe-stuff.tumblr.com Curse you, mysterious and unlabeled wool blend. 5. Store owners who demand that you pay cash. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF reactiongifs.com Because who carries cash around anymore? 6. Unzipping a purse pocket for the first time and finding wadded up, USED, Kleenex. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF nbc.com / Via fallontonight.tumblr.com Or unidentified loose pills from the '60s. 7. Accidentally busting a 30-year-old zipper in the dressing room. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF movies.disney.com / Via giphy.com *One minute ago* "It'll fit, don't worry! I'm sucking in!" Then: "OH CRAP. Do I have to buy this now?" 8. Polyester. escapetotheseventies.com / Via pinterest.com #YesAllPolyester 9. The weird green marks cheap old jewelry leaves behind on your fingers and neck. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF tumblr.com / Via dontgifadamn.com And pulling a Lady Macbeth until it goes away. 10. Clothes that literally disintegrate when you put them on. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF movies.disney.com / Via disneytasthic.tumblr.com Of course I expect Edwardian lace to last for decades fully intact. 11. And having to pull a Cinderella's stepsister to fit into the shoes. movies.disney.com / Via lessonsfromdisney.tumblr.com Because the average U.S. shoe size has increased from 6.5 in the 1960s to an 8.5-9 today. 12. Not being sure if something is actually vintage or just a vintage lookalike. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF tumblr.com / Via whatshouldbetchescallme.tumblr.com Nope, '90s-era Talbots does not count. 13. New sweater? New sneezes. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF movies.disney.com / Via gurl.tumblr.com Turns out wool is very good at trapping years of dust and cat hair. 14. Shops that operate in near darkness. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF sonypictures.com / Via giphy.com The sequined top you bought? Not so sequined after all. 15. Having to remove enormous shoulder pads. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF munsters.com / Via 4thkinddenver.tumblr.com Because who wants to look like Herman Munster? 16. Freezing at outdoor flea markets in the winter. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF movies.disney.com / Via ladycommafoxy.tumblr.com 17. And sweating at them in the summer. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Touchstone / Via tumblr.com 18. Desperately waiting for an occasion to wear a vintage hat. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF tumblr.com / Via osmosis-art.tumblr.com And just giving up and wearing it to the grocery store. 19. The unachievable boob-to-waist ratio. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF titanicmovie.com / Via tumblr.com BRB, just putting on a thousand girdles. But despite the difficulties, when you find the perfect piece... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Paramount Pictures / Via hollywoodsgoldenera.tumblr.com ...The struggle feels totally worthwhile. Share On facebook Share On facebook Share On vk Share On vk Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On lineapp Share On lineapp Share On twitter Share On twitter Share On email Share On email Share On sms Share On sms Share On whatsapp Share On whatsapp Share On more Share On more Share On tumblr Share On tumblr Share On link Share On link Share On copy Share On copy Omg It's Prime Day!