The right to vintage
There's never been a better time to wear vintage and if you're not already shopping it, you're missing a trick. Vintage is the new black.
Inspiring designers, collections and collectors, vintage fills wardrobes with personality, individuality and encourages us to wear what truly suits.
Vintage pieces are still around today because of the craftsmanship; garments were often handmade with exquisite tailoring and fine detail. Each has a story to tell having 'lived a little' before becoming part of your journey.
Family heirlooms; treasured, adored and passed down through generations - not only beautiful but full of memories, allow us a glimpse into bygone eras.
But then, there's nothing quite like the thrill of the hunt, thrifting the rails - senses on high alert, casing the joint, elbowing folk to get to that prized Biba jumpsuit - nothing will keep the vintage addict from their high!
For the rest, the world of vintage has exploded onto the internet and about time too. We all love a trip around eBay, but that's a lot of volume for us time-poor peeps.
The new wave of vintage stores offer hand-picked luxury, customer service and slick sites. The hard work's done for you and you can have a slice of history delivered straight to your door.
Pieces are carefully curated, categorised and cleansed. Some are lovingly restored and remade.
Wear in all their glory or mix with modern pieces. Pair with contemporary accessories to modernise a classic vintage garment.
Entire vintage collections are being offered for sale through sites like Vestaire, Farfetch and 1st dibs. Liberty London now offers designer vintage, complete with alterations service. Celebrities are seeking out vintage at red carpet events to avoid the humiliation of 'Who wore it best'.
Another joy of shopping vintage is it's sustainable. By investing in our wardrobe and purchasing quality pieces that last, we're hopping off the fast fashion merry-go-round and saving our lovely planet.
Vivian Westwood, Stella McCartney and Emma Watson are making sustainable waves and paving the way for the fashion revolution.
Make like the 1950s and 'spend more, buy less'.
At Peep we uncover vintage gems from each corner of the land, seeking out quality, design-led pieces and restoring them to former glory.
But tell us - we need to know - what's your favourite vintage find?