ILGWU union labels help identify the general era a piece of clothing was made because the union tag’s design can help narrow the garment’s age within a window of approximately 10 to 20 years. The union label’s design has changed eight times since 1900, so I’ve compiled a guide to help you compare the design of your vintage garment’s ILGWU label to its approximate era.(Read more)
Stop Staring! is a women’s clothing company that draws inspiration from the 1940s and 1950s for its USA-made line.
Since being introduced to Stop Staring!, I’ve fallen for it’s ’50s-style dresses the most. So to show you how versatile a ’50s-inspired floral wiggle dress can be, I recruited my friend Hope Adela of Pink Champagne Blog to share how she’d wear it, too.(Read more)
The 1960s was a fashion decade of lightning fast changes as influenced by the era’s various subcultures from hipsters to hippies; beatniks to mods to swingers. An era of sweeping social and political change, the fashion trends were fast-moving and quickly commercialized by designers from “underground” origins to the mainstream.(Read more)
Purchasing cheap vintage clothing is easy and fun when you explore new avenues to discovering it, like shopping in your grandmother’s closet, attending a swap event or buying vintage by-the-pound, from a costume shop, estate sale or flea market. Whether you have expensive tastes or are a thrifter at heart, keep reading after the jump for 10 tips and tricks to finding vintage clothing for less!(Read more)