Since the ’90s, vintage fashion has been growing in popularity and has inspired many stylists; but which are the best cities to buy vintage clothes?
As many of you probably know, Berlin during the ’30s has been characterised by important artistic and musical movements – such as art deco and jazz – that still echo through today’s city way of life. In particular, the connection that Berlin has with the vintage style can be perceived in the fashion industry. 30’s typical clothes, like flapper dresses, are among the most common and appreciated ones by vintage lovers.
Internationally known as the city of romance, fashion and glamour, Paris constitutes one of the favourite destinations for buyers who fall in love with the ’50s style. Typical of that period are dresses which expose the arms and cinch at the waist and cylindrical bolero jackets.
Britain, and London in particular, in the ’60s gave birth to a new fashion style, inspired by the events of that historical period. It was the era of space exploration, which leaded stylists to create mini-dresses with metal discs and plastics, still available in many vintage shops in the British capital.
4. Los Angeles
The ’70s are known as the age of the disco and the Hippie subculture. This liberal movement influenced the music, the cinema and, of course, it had notable effects on the fashion system. Typical of that period are original rock band t-shirts – on the one hand – and maxi dresses – on the other. Los Angeles, in particular, it is considered to be the birthplace of this new way of dressing and there it is still possible to find unique pieces of vintage clothing.
In Dallas, during the ’80s, women started to become indipendent from men, imposing themselves in the society. These social changes inspired the 80’s style, characterised by a masculine look – dresses with big shoulders and conspicuous labels – that suddenly became the icons of the empowered woman. Dallas has always fascinated vintage lovers, that stills go hunting for retro finds in the best vintage shops of the city.
6. New York
Homeland of some of the most famous fashion stylists, such as Calvin Klein and Donna Karan, New York in the ’90s imposed a dress style, based mainly on minimalist t-shirts in silk, linen, cotton and velvet, knit camisole and high-wasted jeans. Pop culture, music and tv series contributed in launching that fashion trend, that is now making a comeback.
If you are one of those who still feels nostalgic about the ’90s, the Big Apple must be your next travel destination!
Source: The Guardian
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