Dating vintage denim

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: Tags that proudly state “one size fits all” VINTAGE INSIGHT: Have you seen a tag that says this lately? The “one size fits all” was a fad in the ’80s — think oversized tees, sweatshirts, pants, dresses …

you name it, and there was a “one size fits all” version of it! WHAT TO LOOK FOR: Below the brand label, an additional label that gives a “lot” or “style” number.

Think “New York,” “Philadelphia,” “San Francisco,” “Paris,” “London,” etc.

VINTAGE INSIGHT: The trend of appending a city to a brand’s label speaks to the fact that women wanted to know that they were buying a piece originating from a major urban center. There is no style “panache” in seeing that your H&M dress was made in Taiwan.

I’d love to get feedback on articles of this type so that I can continue to use this site as a platform to educate, enlighten AND entertain you! VINTAGE INSIGHT: A union label is proof that the piece was produced and supported by a clothing union, which existed in the U. before the overseas boom of clothing production beginning in the 1980s.

Hopefully I can learn the “tricks of the trade” and build up a nice inventory of vintage items so I can submit some pieces in the near future.I have found some awesome pieces so far but I know I have missed tons of great buys because I don’t have a lot of knowledge/experience in vintage clothing.So if anyone can pass along any information and/or resources where I can do some research on identifying vintage pieces I would really appreciate it.Plus, read this for advice how to date clothing as vintage.Keep reading after the jump for 11 things to note when separating the “contemporary” from the “vintage” at a thrift store — and how this advice might help you identify vintage worth selling online, too!

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