The last time I bought something second hand, I was seventeen. My prom dress was a $35 black full length vintage number. The store it came from closed shortly after- the Canadian prairies aren’t exactly the sort of place where vintage stores thrive.
There is a fair distance between me and seventeen these days… But I’ve been on the hunt for a Chanel-style purse (who can afford the real thing?!) and Gastown’s Deluxe Junk was the store that came through for me. Now that I’ve made the leap to vintage shopping, I can see myself doing it more often. At least, I hope. I still need guidance, though. Any tips from seasoned vintage shoppers?
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