Monday, April 02, 2007

10 reasons to give vintage

saw this on hobbyprincess and thought it was a great fit for the tales, the original list is from lulu's vintage. enjoy!

10- It is the ultimate eco-gift! No landfill packaging. No new use of resources or labor.

9- Craftsmanship. Vintage items were made out of high quality materials and feature unique design details.

8- History. You are buying an item that has proved to be fashionable throughout history.

7- History (part 2). It is fun to own something vintage and think of how a person from a whole other generation appreciated it as well.

6- Uniqueness. No chance of hitting the streets with a new scarf only to see three other people with the same one!

5- Supporting a small business. Instead of lining the pockets of big box stores, you can support an independent business owner.

4- Authenticity. Why buy rip-offs of old designs, when you can get the original.

3- Authenticity (part 2). Why buy something that has been "distressed" to look old when you can get something that has genuine patina.

2- Save some cash. Vintage items are often times much less expensive than new.

1- Don't participate in the mad rush to the mall. Vintage is easy to find off the beaten path.

8 comments:

Meagan said...

Thanks for sharing this, Jenny. I've made the decision to give either vintage or handmade gifts from now on. I used to give mostly books and plants, so this will expand my options a bit.

Monique Duke said...

I couldn't agree more!

sweetheartville said...

What could be better than giving or receiving vintage? Or even more fabulous, something handmade using vintage materials, one of my favorite things to do.

The Lazy Organizer said...

I seriously hate gift giving. Maybe you have stumbled upon the reason why. I hate buying new useless junk at the mall. I would much rather buy vintage useless junk! I buy myself vintage all the time. Why not buy it for other people? Thanks for talking me into it!

Eren said...

Love, love this list for many reasons. Sure wish some of my in real life friends would do the same.

Mystele said...

Right on!

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