Saturday, October 22, 2016

Actually Affordable Online Vintage Shops

Treading the online vintage market can be tricky. As with any online shopping, there are the usual concerns of what the item actually looks like as opposed to the sometimes overstayed photos posted online, the actual feel of the item, etc. Add in questions and concerns about vintage, like age, wear and tear, condition, etc, it makes the daunting task of online vintage shopping a nightmare.

Not to mention, so many vintage shops are beyond pricy. I mean, we understand. Older items stick around to become vintage because they are well made. Not to mention the rarity in which you will find them, and you watch the products price tag rise.

However, as with all things, you simply just need to know where to go. It is possible to snag super chic vintage pieces online without breaking bank.

Remember vintage shopping is NOT thrift shopping (so you can't expect these prices). Thrift shops often do have vintage items usually mixed in a hodgepodge of other things and are often run by a charity or church. Vintage shops curate older pieces to find those in the best condition, often by known brands, and, if they are a good shop, look to compliment current trends.

Right now, the online shopping giant Etsy dominates the online vintage shopping market, but Ive found both Etsy and non Etsy sites that have high quality items, affordable prices, and high customer ratings just for you, my dears. I have rounded up  online vintage shops that are stylish, trendy, and yes, on the more affordable side. Check them out below!

Do you love vintage shopping? Know any good spots? Let me know! Drop a comment below.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Reclaimed Readables, October 21st

Happy Friday loves!

Today's Readables feature money saving posts like the great site wear affordable vintage pieces can be snagged, 30 funny feminist costumes, 16 gorgeous red lipsticks to try and love, a quiz to see if you can spot Forever 21 pieces, why you should be buying your beauty products from TJ Maxx, and finally, Chance The Rapper shows versatility in his next music video and project.

WhoWhatWear: The affordable vintage site fashion girls love
Refinery29: 30 Feminist costumes
BuzzFeed: 16 red lippies to try, spot the Forever 21, the best place for low prices on high end beauty
Relevant Mag: Chance The Rapper moves between genres

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thrifty Thursday: 3 secret ways dozens of fashionistas are getting designer pieces for cheap

The Reclaimed is definitely a great locale for all things affordably fashionable and accessibly beautiful. I don't believe in creating a life that prices people out of their best lives. So, it then, it simply makes sense that all items I resale would also fit into that belief.

And they do. The majority of the items I sell are under $50, most are way less. And that has nothing to do with condition. I sell new and gently used items in and affordable range. Why? Because I strongly believe that no one should be condemned toner enjoying little luxuries simply because of their economic status.

I started The Reclaimed Vintage, yes to pedal off the great stuff that I was finding onto fashionable mavens for beyond affordable prices. But I also created it because I was tired of high end vintage and high quality vintage online shopping being so pricey, that it couldn't reach the people who loved it the most without them spending their savings.

I wanted to create an environment where my favorite readers and friends could snag gently used designer goods, often bags, accessories, and jewelry, for prices they wanted to pay. And you have responded so kindly. Since launching almost a month ago, the response has been so great, I am honestly and sincerely floored. I am super grateful for how you all have not only supported my little shop by following on Instagram, but that you have been snagging goodies left and right and have left good reviews and even told your friends. You guys are seriously the best.

If you still haven't checked out The Reclaimed Vintage, seriously, what are you waiting for? Between my Poshmark closet and my eBay listings, you have prime access to high end sale and high quality vintage without all of the digging through piles of thrift or combining racks of resale. I do the digging, you get the goods for a price you can brag about. Check us out and find your goods today.

Reclaimed Readables, October 20th

Happy Thursday all!

Today's Readables keep Thursday thrifty with 21 thrift bloggers, 31 affordably cozy things, the next really major Target collab, affordable outfits that only look expensive, and we round it off with the unlikely heroes of this year's election.

BuzzFeed: 21 Thrift Bloggers, 31 super cozy things
Refinery29: The next Target collab is going to be major
The Cut: The unlikely heroes of the current election
The Zoe Report: Affordable outfits that look expensive

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fall Trends Under $50: Moody Florals

Fall is a season full of vibrant color. From the rainbow shades of the leaves to the bright hues of the sky, autumn has to be one of the most gorgeous of seasons.

But what doesn't come to mind when you typically think of fall are florals. Florals are often abandoned after the last summer day. However, florals, like most prints, should not be confined to a season.

Fall is not time to abandon your florals but to embrace their vibrant shades and wear them as the season deams fit.
-Choose richer colors of florals instead of the typical pastels that would be better suited for spring.
-Keep your floral pieces in mind with your autumn wardrobe. Choose pieces that will keep you warm and chic.

Here are some pieces under $50 that will help you on your floral search.

Fall Trends Under $50: Moody Florals