The 7 Secrets of How to Price Vintage

January 27th, 2012

how to price vintageCredit: (money signs) Jim Legans, Jr Flickr Commons / (vintage tag) AForestFrolic Flickr Commons

When deciding how to price vintage clothing, sellers should consider multiple factors before placing resale value on a particular garment.

Just because you love a particular piece of clothing doesn’t mean it will sell at a value equivalent to your appreciation of it. Take my obsession of sequins for example: I may be comfortable spending more money on sequins because that’s my favorite vintage style, but that doesn’t mean I should assume everyone else will invest their dollar similarly.

Rather than subjectively price your vintage merchandise based on what you like alone, I believe that determining the most accurate price guide for selling vintage clothing depends on objective evaluation of 7 key variables involving the garment’s era, purchase cost, trend, quality, availability, designer and season of sale.

Keep reading after the jump for my 7 secrets to pricing vintage clothing, including advice on how to gauge the resale value of a vintage garment based on the piece’s era, trend, quality, availability and designer along with how much you paid for it and the season you plan to sell it.

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Thrift Store Shopping: 10 Risky Things Not to Buy

January 15th, 2012

Shopping thrift stores shouldn’t be scary — but the reality is that even the savviest of thrift shoppers could unknowingly purchase unsafe and potentially dangerous items at thrift stores. Thrift store shopping can save you a few bucks on expensive necessities but without you even knowing it at time of purchase, eventually cost you big on the safety scale.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Vintage Supermodel Cheryl Tiegs

January 9th, 2012
cheryl tiegs

Credited as the first “All-American Model,” Cheryl became an iconic California swimsuit model of the ’70s, her athletic (but healthy!) body gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated and capturing the attention of men and the admiration of women alike.

Cheryl’s fame blossomed as a swimsuit model in the ’70s and expanded as a fashion designer of her own brand name for department store Sears in the ’80s. Since then, she’s launched her own makeup line and become spokesperson for healthy, mindful living and exercise.

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Where to Buy Little Black Dresses on Etsy & Ebay

January 2nd, 2012

Where to buy little black dresses on Etsy and Ebay resembling LBDs from vintage boutique A Little Wicked.

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Where to Buy Vintage Online

December 30th, 2011
vintage cash register

Learn where to buy vintage clothing online from online vintage marketplaces Ebay, Etsy, Ruby Lane, Art Fire and as well as the advantages and disadvantages of shopping for vintage at each.

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Where to Find Vintage Clothing to Dress Like Marilyn Monroe

December 28th, 2011
marilyn monroe somethings got to give pictures

Where to buy vintage clothing on Ebay and Etsy that resembles Marilyn Monroe clothing and dresses worn in Monkey Business, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Somethings Got to Give.

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Online Vintage: Where to Buy Winter White

December 23rd, 2011
vintage winter white lace top

Here’s a sampling of my favorite winter white vintage clothing available to buy on Etsy now.

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Online Vintage: Christmas Accessories from Victory Vintage Boutique

December 19th, 2011
vintage holiday accessories victory vintage boutique

Shop online for vintage Christmas accessories from Ebay vintage store Victory Vintage Boutique.

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