Oak City Vintage

Why Choose Secondhand?

Why Choose Secondhand?

We all try to do our best when it comes to saving the environment. We’re not perfect by any means but it’s important to keep learning about sustainable changes we can adapt to to make an impact. So we pulled together facts about the impact of the fashion industry on our environment to remind all of us the importance of shopping secondhand & handmade first:⠀ The fashion industry’s carbon impact is larger than the airline industry.Total greenhouse gas emissions are equal to 1.2 billions tons annually - that’s more than all international flights and maritime shipping trips combined!(ellenmacarthurfoundation)⠀   American’s...

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Oak City Vintage Guide to Washing Vintage Clothes

Oak City Vintage Guide to Washing Vintage Clothes

Washing vintage clothes can be so daunting! It’s not about just throwing in the washer & dryer and it’s all good.  But we don’t want you to shy away from buying those more delicate pieces so we put together a handy guide on how to care for your vintage.  The footnotes are below with more info in our stories! First Things First - Generally speaking, garments made after 1979 will always have a care label. What you may not know is the factory only has to provide one way of washing, not ALL the ways. But it's still always safest to...

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What's in the Price Anyway?

What's in the Price Anyway?

Have you ever wondered how vintage is priced?  Why is one dress worth over $200 and another only $30? Well, the simple explanation is that there’s no simple explanation.  Every vintage seller takes into account so many different variables to arrive at the price they think is fairest for that item. The price of the item is just the beginning. Time & Travel : Vintage sellers can travel all over the country in search of the best vintage garment for you.  Yes, sometimes it can be found at the Goodwill down the street. But in order to amass a collection...

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