5 Reasons to Buy Vintage Clothing

Tuesday 20th December 2022 - Cara Bentham


5 Reasons to Buy Vintage Clothing

Need an excuse to do more shopping? Look no further!

Vintage clothing has become extremely popular in recent years. Whether you're looking to create a unique style or battle against the disposable fashion industry, there are good reasons to go vintage with your wardrobe. Here are our top five reasons to buy vintage clothing.


Tonnes of unwanted clothing ends up in landfill every year, which, needless to say, isn't good for the environment. Buying vintage clothing is a much more sustainable way of shopping as it helps to prevent used items from being discarded in landfills. When more people choose to buy second-hand, it reduces the demand for new clothes, ultimately slowing down the production lines. This benefits the environment by reducing the carbon emissions associated with production.

As we move into 2023, more people seek ways to live sustainably. Buying vintage clothing and used items is a great place to start.


You've probably heard many people say things are just not made like they used to be. In the case of clothing, this tends to be true. Vintage clothing is often of a much higher quality compared with what you can buy new today online or on the high street.

Today's manufacturers and retailers often skimp on production value in order to offer clothing at low prices, equating to poor-quality garments that wear out quickly and need to be regularly replaced.

The fact that vintage garments you see for sale today have stood the test of time is a good indicator of their quality. This being said, it's essential to take extra care with vintage items to ensure they last for more years to come.

Unique style

When buying vintage clothing, you can be sure you won't walk around in the same clothes as everyone else. You can find unique pieces, allowing you to create your own unique style and stand out from the crowd.

Buying vintage also helps you stay ahead of the latest trends. When it comes to fashion, everything eventually comes back around. By buying vintage pieces, you'll be the first to be sporting the latest trends when styles from decades past come back into fashion.


Vintage clothing is often cheaper when compared with the prices of contemporary big-name brands. Buying vintage means buying second-hand, which allows you to make huge savings compared to buying new, providing you are willing to spend time shopping around.

You can find real bargains on popular sites such as eBay or Vinted, from used clothing stores, charity shops or buying at auction. Because the quality of vintage clothing tends to be much better than modern clothing, you will save money over time due to reduced wear and tear.

Preventing exploitation

There is a massive issue with worker exploitation in modern clothing production. Whether in the UK or abroad, we often see headlines about workers being exploited with unfair wages and working conditions within the fashion industry.

By buying vintage clothing, you are helping to prevent more workers from being exploited or mistreated in the production of your clothes.

There are so many good reasons to go vintage with your clothing. Did you know auctions are a great place to find fabulous vintage clothing pieces at bargain prices? There are plenty of significant items in our upcoming lots – you can check them out here and register to bid live from the comfort of your home.