Vintage 1940s-50s Jamaica bag

Vintage 1940s-50s Jamaica bag from Style Me Betty

When the economy is tough, there’s nothing more important than finding ways to save money. A lot of people feel as if they have to stop buying things altogether, but there are other, less restrictive ways to go about saving money. One of the best approaches to take is to start buying vintage goods.

To make one thing clear, vintage is in right now like ever before. Whether it’s clothes, cars or otherwise, the vintage trend isn’t looking to go away anytime soon, and now is the perfect time to get involved.

Incorporating vintage goods into your life is easier now than ever before, thanks to the fact that they can be found practically anywhere. Consider the following tips, each of which can help you to add more vintage goods to your collection:

Shop at Thrift Stores

Designer clothing can cost a fortune, and those who are on a tight budget often believe that it’s completely out of their reach. The fact is, however, thrift stores often sell vintage designer goods at a fraction of what they might cost new. Consider the fact that you might be able to find a $200 pair of jeans for $20 or less, and it becomes abundantly clear why one might wish to shop at thrift stores.

When choosing a thrift store, be sure to look for those that have a good reputation in the community. Some shop owners take great pride in selling only the best goods available, while others simply want to increase their sales by buying whatever clothes are thrown their way. A discerning thrift store will always be the better option, even if you might end up paying a little bit more to shop there.

Consider a Vintage Car

Vintage vehicles are all the rage right now, and they don’t have to be as costly as you might think. Florida, for example, is home to some of the most well-maintained old cars in the country, thanks to the great weather in Ft. Lauderdale and other great cities in the Sunshine State. If you’re going to take this route, you might want to figure out a way to conveniently store it in the area. Consider drive-up storage options such as Uncle Bob’s, which is ideal for those who are looking to store classic vehicles while trying to figure out where to transport them.

1950s Cocktail Glass Set from 4 Birds Vintage

1950s Cocktail Glass Set from 4 Birds Vintage

Don’t Forget Housewares

Outfitting a home with appliances, furniture and other items can be extremely expensive if you decide to buy new the entire time. There’s no reason why you can’t consider used goods, as this is a great way to save some money. Antique shops can be great for this, but be sure to look for those which don’t charge an arm and a leg for their products. It’s never a bad idea to seek out yard sales when looking for housewares, which is a great way to get an absurd deal on high-quality items.

Shopping for vintage goods is all about understanding how to be savvy. It can take a little trial and error, but the more time and effort you put into scouring for the best vintage items available, the better your chances of finding them.

Guest post by Jennifer Northwood