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The Secret Sources Where Fashion Girls Find Affordable Designer Pieces

The Secret Sources Where Fashion Girls Find Affordable Designer Pieces

When it comes to my wardrobe, I seem to consistently run into the challenge of my taste far exceeding my budget. As a fashion girl living in New York, I spend my days longingly staring at the Hermès scarf I absolutely need to wrap around my hair this summer, or the Prada sandals I desperately want to wear in Portugal, all the while knowing I can barely afford my rent here in SoHo. That doesn’t mean that I’ll give up on the picturesque vacation outfits currently gracing my Instagram, however…

Unfortunately, I’ve never been one for thrift stores. The idea of rummaging the racks in hopes of stumbling across designer goods may sound enticing to some, but it’s my nightmare. That’s why the rise of online resale sites like Vestiaire Collective is a dream come true. Sitting on my bed watching Gossip Girl reruns while searching for an … Read the rest

I Wore 100% Vintage Outfits for a Week, and It Weirdly Made Me Happier

I Wore 100% Vintage Outfits for a Week, and It Weirdly Made Me Happier

Welcome to “I Tried It” Week. From our editor in chief purging over 19 shoes from her closet to our assistant editor dressing exclusively in vintage, follow along this week as the Who What Wear editors take on personal wardrobe challenges and document the process along the way.

Even though it’s literally my job to spot trends and test them out IRL, there’s still a special place in my heart for wearing and shopping vintage. Chalk it up to a residual habit from my cash-strapped college years or simply a creative way to shop for the items no one else will have, but I’ve built up quite the collection of one-of-a-kind vintage scores.

While I usually incorporate them into my daily outift mix, I thought that Who What Wear’s I Tried It Week would be a good opportunity to test out wearing head-to-toe vintage. Would it feel … Read the rest