When you about that life.. Vintage

What defines Vintage

Generally speaking, clothing which was produced before the 1920s is referred to as antique clothing and clothing from the 1920s to 20 years before the present day is considered vintage. Retro, short for retrospective, or “vintage style,” usually refers to clothing that imitates the style of a previous era.

The difference between antique, vintage, and collectible item. … Some say an Antique is: An object of considerable age valued for its aesthetic or historical significance. In the antiques trade, the term refers to objects more than 100 years old.2 Jan 2018

In other words, for the term vintage to accurately apply to it, an item should be somewhat representational and recognizable as belonging to the era in which it was made.” Ruby Lane also suggests that ‘vintage’ should not be used in reference to objects less than 20 years old.26 Oct 2010

Clothing, Accessories and Toys are generally considered to be vintage when they are at least 20 years old. In the last year or so, many classy vintage clothing, houses are considering clothing, especially designer pieces, to be vintage if they are 10 years or older.

An item should be at least 100 years old to be defined as an antique. Generally speaking if the item is no older than an antique but not less than 20 years, it falls under the term vintage. I have heard the term ‘true vintage’ as being at least 50 years old.20 Jul 2014.

Retro items don’t have to be old, they can be brand new, but would have to be made in the style of the time or item they are trying to replicate.

So, perhaps the best way to think about the difference between retro and vintage is that vintage refers to the acutal construction, whilst retro refers to the appearance



Top Home Sets for the Week

Top Home Sets for the Week

A sunny disposition

A sunny disposition

Vintage Roses

Vintage Roses

vintage faux fur coat

vintage faux fur coat

Purple Vintage

Purple Vintage

Derek Lam purple dress
£385 – theoutnet.com

Gucci shoes
£805 – gucci.com

Marni genuine leather handbag
£340 – saksfifthavenue.com

Oscar de la Renta bangle bracelet
£100 – therealreal.com

Giorgio Armani lipstick
£23 – selfridges.com

Anna Sui nail polish
£9.75 – beauty.com

Libbey drinkware
£15 – amazon.com

Home decor
£12 – naturespressed.com

Dot Bo flower stem
£190 – dotandbo.com

A trip to the sushi bar

A trip to the sushi bar

Sexy top
£22 – shein.com

WithChic open front cardigan
£27 – withchic.com

Pu skirt
£20 – romwe.com

Suede boots
£40 – shein.com

Saddle bag
£23 – shein.com

Alexander McQueen red sunglasses
£155 – stylebop.com



Miu Miu polo shirt

Dr. Martens mary-jane shoes
£93 – drmartens.com

Chanel purse
£1,600 – farfetch.com

ZeroUV round glasses
£12 – popmap.com

MAC Cosmetics lipstick
£8.29 – macys.com