Love Retro? Build Your Vintage Clothing Collection!

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With millions of options available, shopping online can be an overwhelming experience. If you are a retro lover and planning to stock your wardrobe, you must know what and how to narrow down your search to get just the right pieces. Whether you’re looking for a bomber jacket or searching online for summer blouses and skirts, here are a few things you need to consider to find some vintage clothing that you can really relate to.

3 Tips to Bag the Perfect Retro Clothing!


Let’s all just agree that vintage clothing is overwhelmingly pretty! So setting a few ground rules for yourself when shopping can be pretty tough. For starters, consider the garment design. Look for something that flatters you and makes you double look at the mirror when wearing it! So having an idea of what best suits your body can help you avoid picking out the pieces that you think are awesome just because of the style, print, or colour.


One important rule when shopping vintage is to check the pieces closely and not be blinded by the cool style. It should be wearable for you, which means you should have the heart to pass on some incredible things occasionally.

You can evaluate the quality by taking a look at the fabric and seams. If you notice tears or splits, think about whether you can easily repair them without damaging the cloth too much. Then, check closures and see if they work. And lastly, beware of the discoloured patches!

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Don’t be afraid to mix and match! All you need to think of when buying something retro is how you can incorporate individual pieces with the clothing you already own. See if it matches your style and how often you can wear it. Vintage items, such as jackets, blouses, skirts, coats, sweaters, and summer dresses, are classics that will never go out of style.

Vintage Clothing Trends You Should Know About!

Retro things are harder to find as time goes by. Moreover, something that is now trending may seem awkward a few years down the line. But here are a few classic retro clothing that you can stock your wardrobe without worrying if they’ll go out of fashion:

  • Embroidered tops
  • Vintage wool
  • Day dresses
  • The 1990s pieces

A Few Must-Haves in Your Vintage Clothing Collection!


Checkered Blazer

You can style it up with practically anything you want and look cool just like that. A Sandro double-breasted blazers with attractive buttons look very cute and are comfortable, making them a win-win! Moreover, if you have a velvet vintage Houndstooth in your wardrobe, it must be your go-to piece. And if you don’t, now’s the right time to get one!

Suede Jacket

Vintage suede jackets are absolute love. If you find a good-quality piece, just go for it (of course, after the initial inspection)! They work best layered over any outfit and are an excellent way to showcase your love affair with everything vintage. We feature a stunning 70s Suede & Shearling Vintage Boho Jacket for anyone looking to go retro this (or every other) winter!

Clip-Front Waistcoat

Vintage waistcoats, especially the clip-front ones, look beautiful over high necks, turtle necks, and polo necks. If you like slightly subtle looks, consider the Breeches Brand Vintage Women’s Wool Vest. But if you want to go all the way out and proudly broadcast your love for vintage, Vintage Looney Tunes Vest may just be the right outfit for you!


Multicoloured Blouse & Sweater

Why choose a single colour when you can flaunt all of them together? The vibrant blouses and sweaters are perfect mood-uplifters on any day! Just take a look at our Pastel & Scribbles Vintage Secretary Blouse with Neck Tie, and you will fall in love with multicoloured garments. And they are not as tough to pair with as you may think because they go with almost any shade!

Midi Skirts

Midi skirts, an A-line, mini or midi, are beautifully feminine and something that will always be stylish. You can style them up in different ways to appease your inner fashionista while appreciating the vintage clothing a little more. Our Cranberry Corduroy Midi-Skirt is a simple yet elegant choice that subtly screams retro.

What Are You Waiting For? Get Yourself Some Vintage Pieces!

If you are looking for retro clothing that is one-of-a-kind, cool, fashionable, and affordable, look no further than Black Market Clothing. As one of the top online thrift stores in Canada, we truly care about vintage and carefully hand-pick everything that goes on to our online store. We also feature some cool and stylish vintage clothing for men.

We don’t like to boast, but we do have an eye for detail (especially anything retro). As vintage lovers, we truly respect religious thrifters and work to ensure you get what you see on your screen.

Build your vintage collection now by getting amazing pieces at great prices! We promise you won’t regret it and will come back for more soon.

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