When I feel a new trend or microtrend coming on, the first thing I do is turn to secondhand options. Whether it’s a comeback of an iconic bag style—like the Celine Triomphe or Prada bowling bag or simply a trend I’ve spotted all over fashion week—looking to the past is my favourite way to get involved.
While there’s a trend-driven intention in this style of shopping, I always feel more likely to hold onto my vintage pieces much longer than I would something I found on the high street. With each trend piece that pops into my head, I take a minute to consider how it might fit into my existing wardrobe. I also take time to research the best options across Etsy and Vestiaire Collective.
I ensure the quality is up to snuff, make sure it’s made with long-lasting fabrics and inspect it for any damages. This is how I am able to determine whether or not my purchase will be a good investment. Once I go through this process, buying into a trend feels so right, especially since vintage allows it to be one of a kind. I’ve got my eye on a few pieces right now that I’ve generously decided to share with you, dear reader.