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From fashion to furniture to home decor, vintage items are quickly becoming a top trend among people of all ages. Vintage clothing and home goods often offer higher quality over contemporary items and have a sense of “character” that makes them feel special and unique.
Luckily, you don’t need to break the bank or rummage through garage sales to score fabulous vintage finds. Thrift stores like Ohio Valley Goodwill are treasure troves for all things vintage. Here are some vintage items to look for the next time you’re thrift shopping:
Typically, “vintage” refers to clothing that is 20 years or older, which means that styles from the ’90s are now considered vintage! Shop at thrift stores like Goodwill for fashionable finds from just about every decade, whether you’re looking for a ’60s retro print dress or an old-school ’80s-style blazer. You can often tell if a garment is vintage by its tag – look for labels that indicate the clothing is “Union Made,” or vintage typography on the tag. Metal zippers are another tell-tale sign of vintage clothing. If the zipper’s teeth are metal instead of plastic, it’s likely that the garment is from the 1960s or earlier.
Accessories and jewelry
Vintage costume jewelry is another growing trend in the fashion world, and Goodwill is a great place to find vintage treasures like necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets, and brooches from many different time periods. You can also look for one-of-a-kind vintage accessories on your next thrift store trip, including shoes, hats, neckties, and handbags. Mix and match vintage jewelry and accessories with your contemporary wardrobe to make your outfits stand out from the crowd.
Reusing vintage items to decorate is an ea
sy way to add some character and charm to your home. Look for retro furniture that you can update with a coat of paint or reupholster with new fabric. You can even find vintage glassware or porcelain jars to repurpose as flower vases or storage in the kitchen or bathroom. Or, use vintage books to stack on your coffee table or bookshelf for easy decoration.
Searching for a local Cincinnati thrift store to satisfy your vintage needs? Look no further than Ohio Valley Goodwill! We are your destination for vintage clothing, jewelry, and housewares at some of the best prices around. With a large inventory that’s updated each day, there’s no telling what vintage treasures you might find on the shelves at one of our retail stores. Plus, the proceeds from your purchase help fund Goodwill’s skills training and employment services, helping to strengthen the local economy and enrich the lives of people in your community.
View a list of our store locations to find the store nearest you, and be sure to check out our monthly sales calendars to maximize your savings on your next shopping trip! You can even sign up to have retail promotions and calendars sent directly to your email inbox, making bargain hunting even more convenient for you!