During the ancient times, clothing was a part of the daily lives of the people.

Pinked seams

Most Distinctive

Amongst the most distinctive features of vintage clothing made from the 1920s to 1960s is the pinked seam. This is a stitch that has been trimmed with zig-zag pinking shears


While the term "deadstock" may be a little over-hyped, it's still a great way to get high quality, eco-friendly clothing.


While there are several other vintage clothing stores in the city, there's only one that sells all its inventory at the Broadway location.


Another one, slated to open this fall, will focus on t-shirts and sneakers. Buying vintage clothing is a great way to support local artisans while giving your wardrobe an old-school feel.

LA Vintage

Another shop, LA Vintage Wholesale, specializes in sustainable modern vintage clothing. They carry some of the best vintage material from around the world. Their prices aren’t too expensive either. They also have wholesale pricing.

While most of their inventory is sold in-store, there are also many items that they’re reselling on sites such as eBay and Depop. They are also getting ready to open a second vintage store in Fort Wayne.

It leaves half an inch of fabric on each side of the seam, making for a smoother, flat outline.

There are other things that can be used to determine whether a garment is vintage. For instance, does it have a ‘country of origin’ label? This was introduced after the McKinley Act of 1891, which encouraged manufacturers to list the country of origin on labels.

Aside from the pinked seam, another noteworthy feature of vintage clothing is the side fastener. These fasteners are typically made of metal, and are a sign of a garment produced before the 1960s.


Another thing that will help you determine whether a garment is vintage is the label on the inside. These labels are often different than the ones used on modern garments. They also tell you what you should do to care for the garment and how to wash it.

Another sign that the garment is vintage is the union label. This is usually found on clothing that was made by unions before the 80s overseas manufacturing boom.

If you don’t have access to a union label, you can still look for a label that can tell you the brand name of the garment. This can be done through a simple Google search.



Pinked Raw

You might also find a ‘pinked raw seam’. This is a small stitch that is used in the construction of thin fabric lingerie, and is considered to be a sign of better quality.


For more details about how to tell the age of a garment, try checking out the Vintage Fashion Guild website.


The site has a database of companies and brands. You can also find out the dates that each brand was produced, along with pictures of their labels.


Originally, zippers were made of metal. However, plastic zippers were invented in 1940. It took some time for the zipper to be popular.

It was not until the 1970s that they became more common. Plastic zippers are cheaper than metal and last for a long time.