In Hollywood, fashion can quickly become repetitive and it seems that often stars wear very similar clothes to red carpet events or even when spotted off-duty – so instead of always opting for the same designer pieces available during the season in question, these 5 celebrities enjoy digging around for vintage finds instead, which makes their look much more unique. From vintage fairs to thrift stores, these celebrities love to scope out new hot places to find quirky printed dresses, 90’s designer pieces and vintage jewellery, making them stand out when they head to an event or are spotted by the paparazzi.
Dita Von Teese
Dita is obsessed with all things vintage and regularly visits vintage fairs: “The Santa Monica Vintage Expo happens twice a year and is my favourite vintage fair, with the best dealers from all over the country and good deals to be had. Definitely visit Connie Parente for the best vintage designer jewellery.Doris Raymond’s vintage store on La Brea is my favourite LA vintage store. From 1940’s beaded black crepe dresses to coveted 90s Thierry Mugler suits, I always come out of her store with oodles of gorgeousness!”
Sophie is attracted to quirky vintage pieces that fit in with her bright personal style: “My style is very quirky and cartoony, a lot of bright colours and bold patterns, but feminine. Very vintage too. I collect lots of vintage dresses; my wardrobe is 50-50 old and new. With vintage you’re always looking for that piece and you have to get it then, as you may not see it again.”
Rachel likes to use her style to show that you don’t have to spend big to look good, which is why she loves vintage: “I also want to show people that you don’t have to pay a million dollars for clothes that look good. For me, I love vintage clothes and I shop vintage all the time. It’s fun to play and put things together. You don’t have to spend a lot to get a great look.”
Nicole likes to search through thrift stores for original bargains: “I’m a big vintage shopper and I love thrift stores. The beauty of anything vintage is that you’re not going to see lots of other people in the same thing. I like to be different. I wear a tonne of accessories. I love scarves. I’ve lost count of how many I have, but you can never have too many – they totally lift an outfit and make it individual.”
Natalie loves vintage dresses because she feels she is part of its unique story: ”I feel like you are sort of stepping into history. It’s really amazing to get the story of where a dress has been; you know that it has lived through many people’s stories.”