Trading Vintage Fashion for Business and Pleasure
What you'll learn
- How to start collecting Vintage Fashion, one of the fastest growing areas in sustainable fashion, for profit or pleasure
- How to date your vintage fashion through the decades
- Storing, displaying and caring for your vintage pieces
- Valuing and selling guides for both online and face to face selling
- Avoid common pitfalls - learn from my mistakes!
- Have a passion for vintage fashion
- Have access to some space to store or display
- Have an interest in the future of sustainable fashion
Hello everyone and welcome to your Vintage Fashion Course.
Here is an introduction to the contents of this Vintage Fashion course and the various skills you can learn:
Where to find, buy, and sell vintage fashion.
Kit and equipment for display and storage.
Top tips on buying and selling vintage in person and online.
How to developing your own vintage style.
This step-by-step tutorial will give you the tools to collect vintage on any budget, wherever you live. Welcome to the worldwide vintage fashion revolution!
This course is all about vintage fashion, and you will learn the many aspects for collecting vintage; we will be going into detail on how to find and buy vintage pieces at the right prices, as well as how to care for your vintage fashion pieces. This is a highly visual course, and I show examples from my own collection, featuring pieces from the 1920s right up to the 1980s. I will share my 20 years of vintage fashion knowledge with you so that you can use this course for yourself or to start a vintage fashion business. This is a real insider's look at the industry, and an opportunity to learn how to turn your passion for vintage fashion into a profitable business, if that is a direction you would like to go in.
This course is written and designed with the idea that you have little or no experience of buying or selling vintage. There are absolute gems of information in this course, as well as a lot of beautiful photos and videos of true vintage pieces from my collection, including model photoshoots as well as professional images of individual pieces. There are sections on where to find vintage, how to check if it is truly old, and tips on how to negotiate a good price, and how to get a stand at a vintage show. We also go into the storing solutions and kit needed for vintage fashion, and have included a “decade by decade” illustrated guide to fashion and much much more! There are also PDF cheat sheets for you to keep on these various elements in the course.
I hope you enjoy this course and take this opportunity to unleash your passion for vintage fashion! If you have any questions please do ask me on the FAQ section. I would really welcome any questions you have about vintage fashion, and please do let me know if anything else would be helpful to you on this course so that I can improve it, and add more information where needed.
Samaya & Alex
Who this course is for:
- People with an interest in vintage fashion, with little to no experience of buying vintage pieces (not for experienced collectors - although you might find some nuggets of wisdom here!)
- Anyone looking to start a new business in a growing market
- People looking for a sustainable hobby that could turn into a profitable business!
Hey there! I'm Alex - entrepreneur, urban farmer and owner of a successful vertical farm growing Microgreens in the UK. I've spent years learning the best techniques for growing, harvesting and marketing my greens and I'm here to share them with you. I grow one of the world's most expensive legal cash crops - would you like to know more?
I've been a vintage dealer for 18 years, working mainly in London at the vintage fashion show 'Frock Me', and also, pre pandemic, at the 'A Current Affair' show in New York. I've also worked as a curator on the Vintage Fashion Auction for Dreweatts in the UK. I am currently based in Bristol, in the South West of the UK. Please do contact me with any questions you may have, and you can find me at a Frock Me Vintage show in London, or online at my Etsy store or instagram account. Thank you for stopping by! Samaya