The wonders of instagram are many, but if you are a vintage hound it has made it THAT much easier to find wonderful vintage all over the world so … check out shopthebreak from Brooklyn, NYC
You know those beautiful midi dresses that your mom is wearing in every photo from your childhood? Or the sweatshirt that your dad wore reading the paper every Sunday? Those nostalgic pieces probably disappeared in one move or another, and while a trip to multiple goodwill shops would probably replace them, it takes some serious willpower to sort through rack after rack of dusty items.
Vintage shops all over the world have begun to make these searches as easy as a daily scroll with your morning coffee. There are endless Instagram accounts run by entrepreneurs who are passionate about vintage, and you can buy most of their product with a simple DM. The best part? You can dramatically decrease your carbon footprint by shopping vintage, since fast-fashion is the number 1 polluting industry after nuclear, as brought to my attention by Imparfaite Paris, one of the best online shops for vintage. Turn those notifications on for these Instagram accounts and save your pennies— you never know when your dream checkered pants are going to be posted.
One of my favorite in-store vintage locations, The Break, uses Instagram stories to sell some of their incredibly low-priced pieces. It is a good teaser to the merchandise they have in store, but unfortunately it is no match to the experience of viewing their sizable collection of fairly-priced vintage denim with a complimentary glass of rosé in hand. Brooklynites: you’re lucky.
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