I love vintage clothes, you can find many cool things and sometimes with a great history behind.
Going shopping in a vintage store is not as easy as it sounds, you never know what you will find, sometimes there’s nothing and other times you can find more than one piece of clothing.
You have to be optimistic and creative, I usually buy bottoms, jackets, purses, shades, scarfs and shoes, dresses and tops are harder because they usually have shoulder pads, but you never know, maybe you are lucky enough to find a cool dress.
I have been in a few vintage stores, specially in Milan, once I found Marc Jacobs flats and a Versace Blazer from the time when Gianni Versace was still alive, but even though it was a vintage store a couldn’t afford the blazer.
In Mexico we have many vintage stores, you can find them in many places around the city but the best place to go is to the centric neighborhoods of Colonia Roma and Colonia Condesa, La Roma and La Condesa, as people usually call them, is the place where my sister and I usually go, and you can also find great restaurants, design stores and art galleries.
La Condesa has a great influence of art deco in its architecture, it’s a great place to walk around and take pictures, when you want to walk around Mexico City you have to think of neighborhoods, the city is so big that is better to just focus in a certain area each time, also each neighborhood has it’s own style and flavor.
La Roma has a lot of French influence, it was developed at the beginning of the 20th century when everything that was French was very important, La Roma is also a great place to walk around and discover places.
One day I was walking around La Condesa with my sister, her boyfriend and my boyfriend and we discovered this store, I don’t remember the name but my sister found this beautiful skirt with a nautical pattern, I liked it too but she found it first and that’s one of our rules, “finders, keepers”.
I completely forgot about the skirt until a few weeks ago I found it in her closet and she told me that she hasn’t had the opportunity to wear it, so I asked her if I could borrow it and she agreed, the great advantage of vintage clothes is that you can wear them at any time, it doesn’t matter how much time has passed since you bought it.
Last week my fiancée and I took a small vacation to Cocoyoc and I brought the nautical skirt, it’s fresh and looks great with everything, I wore it with a simple top and blue sandals, less is more, I don’t like to overdress when I create my looks.
I can’t wait to find a new occasion to wear it, lets hope it’s before fall hits Mexico city.