Shop Vintage Like A Pro: The Cheat Sheet

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22_037_DoresAndre_Look3_MariaDelRioPhotographed by Maria Del Rio.
It's a rare thing for us to leave the house in an ensemble that doesn't include at least one piece of vintage. Mixing in a fresh but found item is one of the easiest ways to make our outfits feel more us. But, as with all shopping, our strategy for hunting down those one-of-a-kind prizes can always be improved. When celebrities like Alexa Chung, Erin Wasson, and even Gwyneth Paltrow (yes, really) frequently proclaim their love of the local flea, this is one time you actually can shop like the stars.

Teen Vogue took advantage of the recent Manhattan Vintage Show (a R29 favorite) to interview the vendors and nab some cool finds. What they uncovered might surprise you, and they offer some smart tips for the best way to shop your favorite vintage haunts. Some of the sage advice they gathered? If it’s broke, you can fix it; but if it’s stained, keep moving. So, whether you're an old pro or total newbie, click over to Teen Vogue to discover all the tricks of the thrifter's game. (Teen Vogue)