Friday, October 22, 2010

Hot Celebrities Who Wear Vintage Clothing

When you think of women’s vintage clothing what is it that comes to mind?

 Many people immediately think “thrift store”. This in turn makes them think of old clothing from Goodwill, clothing that they wouldn’t really want to wear too often although they might consider buying it in this recession in order to save some cash.

The truth is that womens vintage clothing is so much more than just used clothes. It’s clothing that had style back in its time and which continues to have style today even though the era when it was originally made is long gone.

To prove that vintage isn’t something that’s just for people with no cash, here’s a list of 5 hot celebrities who can clearly afford to buy brand new designer clothing but who are actually known to shop for womens vintage clothing instead. Of course it should be noted that a lot of these ladies are paying high prices to get the treasured vintage pieces that they want since the pieces are considered collectibles but that doesn’t negate the fact that it lends some credibility to womens vintage shopping for the rest of us.

1. Barbra Streisand.
Way back in 1997 the New York Times did an article about the increasing popularity of vintage couture. The article referenced the fact that Barbra Streisand was known to purchase and perform in womens vintage clothing. In fact, she is credited as being the first celebrity to bring vintage clothing into the spotlight.

2. Tracey Ullman.
One of the most recent celebrities to be spotted getting attention for her vintage clothing is Tracey Ullman. She was asked to host the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) awards this summer and rumors immediately started flying that she planned to appear wearing a vintage Claire McCardell outfit. Ullman has been collecting vintage pieces from this specific designer for quite some time now.

3. Mandy Moore.
There is a vintage clothing store in California called Anjanou which caters to shoppers who are interested in high-quality womens vintage clothing. The store has been known to sell to a variety of celebrities including Mandy Moore. Some of the vintage pieces even come from celebrities who have used them in movies and then offloaded them when they were done wearing them.

4. Drew Barrymore.
This actress is frequently described as “cute” which might be why she is able to pull off a vintage look without it coming off as old-fashioned in any way. She’s been reported to collect vintage pieces. Earlier this year she wore a vintage 1980’s dress on the David Letterman Show that got a lot of attention.

5. Nicole Kidman.
This actress gets a lot of attention for the brand-new designer pieces of clothing that she wears. She shops in upscale boutiques and spends a lot of money on her wardrobe. However, that doesn’t mean that she’s afraid of vintage clothing. She’s a frequent shopper at upscale vintage clothing stores that cater to celebrities who want to buy great vintage looks. These stores include Decades Inc. in LA and Jim Smiley Vintage Clothing in Manhattan.
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