A few weeks ago, one of my best friends sent me two vintage dresses that she procured from one of the many vintage stores in Brooklyn – a great perk of living in NYC. The dresses were too big for her, and she thought they may work as maternity wear for me: they did! Those of you who have followed All Awear for some time know I am a big fan of shopping vintage or secondhand. It is one of the most sustainable things we can do as consumers. Last year, I wrote a similar piece on vintage shopping, and it can be found here. I recommend reading this if you are new to vintage shopping.
Before I dive into some of my favorite vintage places to shop, I want to say how refreshing it was to find a dress that made me feel beautiful. Pregnancy takes a toll on your emotional and physical self, and when there are days that you look in the mirror and feel beautiful, you celebrate! I am currently in the process of writing a more personal piece on my journey through pregnancy, and look forward to sharing it with you in the coming weeks.
On to vintage shopping! Chances are, no matter where you live – unless it is in the middle of nowhere – there are vintage stores for you to visit. However, if going on a treasure hunt is not your idea of fun, I recommend looking at these online vintage stores. The great thing about online stores is that they are often curated with the things that you would want to purchase so it saves you the time and energy. A few of my favorite online or Instagram vintage stores are:
Na Nin Vintage (Richmond based)
Bygones (Richmond based)
La Poubelle Vintage
Oh Henry Vintage
Halcyon Vintage (Richmond based)
Shop Girl LA