Why Is #Vintage So Popular Right Now?
1) Vintage Stuff is Better Quality
Have you ever noticed how heavy some old stuff is? Well, antique tables and chairs weren't fashioned out of solid wood just to make your life difficult. They were constructed with quality materials (i.e. oak), because they were built to last!
You are far less likely to inflict injuries on a desk from the 1920s for example than you would be on your modern-day IKEA workstation. The latter might be easier to move, but which is going to stand the test of time? Here's another one: try taking apart an old mechanical clock that no longer works. What did you find inside?
More than likely you'll come across real moving parts that can be re-furbished, or swapped out for new ones. You may not be a clockmaker, but with a YouTube video or two for help—you just might be able to fix it yourself! One more thing...you'll never run out of batteries!
2) Shopping Vintage Is Better For The Environment
We're all familiar with the old adage, "Reduce, Re-use, Recycle", but that doesn't have to apply just to bottles and cans. When we take the triple R approach to other aspects of our lives, we can seriously cut down on waste, and curb our consumerism. Try reduce, re-use, re-vintage.
We live in a world that constantly screams "More! Now!", but if you're willing to wait patiently for the right vintage item for your wardrobe, your bedroom, or your entertainment space, you could end up with something of a higher quality that may be even better suited to your needs than its modern equivalent. Plus, you get the privilege of giving that item a new life, and adding a chapter of your own story to a well-loved vintage piece.
3) Buying Vintage Can Save You Money
Yes! By buying vintage, you can save money. And I'm not talking pennies, but sometimes hundreds of dollars! What a guy might pay for a new suit for example can exceed upwards of a thousand dollars. That same (or similar) suit in a vintage style can sometimes be purchased and tailored for a tenth of the price.
Think about your kitchen dishes! A low cost 4-place setting can run you $50, but it wouldn't be difficult to find a vintage version of a superior quality for less. So buy vintage, save money!
You may be asking yourself "Why vintage? Who really cares about old stuff anyway?"
Here are the top 3 reasons why everyone is going crazy for everything old school.
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