Vintage Children’s Clothing

I am contemplating expanding my inventory to include children’s clothing. I always pass when I find unique vintage garments made for children, although I love them. My 13 month old son has several vintage pieces, that always are showered with compliments. However, I do not know what the market looks like. Is there a demand for vintage children clothes?

The problems, of course, are that children grow so quickly, they often destroy their clothes, and children’s clothing can be found so cheap at places like Wal Mart.

Another odd thing I have noticed is that it is extremely trendy to dress children like little adults. The bright colors, little overalls, and cute clothes are definently out right now.

However, maybe its time for a change. I will have to do some research on the topic.

 

 

 

My goal is to sell vintage clothes full time. It is hard to achieve and takes a lot of work and time but that is compounded with the fact that I am also a full time parent to a busy 13 month old. Recently, I was at my wits end. I had cleaned up the same mess what seemed like a million times. My boy would not stop wailing, for what appeared to be no reason and there was no way that I would be able to work on Rat King Vintage’s to do list. My husband sensed my frustration and suggested that I take a shower to relax. I am the queen of squandering hot water and time in the shower so that sounded great. He even lit some candles for me as I turned on the water to let it heat up. Our son seeing all the commotion in the bathroom, crawled in to join us at full speed. He let himself into the shower fully clothed – instantly soaking wet. Although, I was needing some serious alone time, I decided to let him join me in there. I pondered motherhood and how precious time with my boy is. We had a nice ten minutes but then he started to become tired and the crying picked back up. I recently read that children are the best spiritual teachers available to us. If that statement rings true, I am on my way becoming a freakin’ monk.

20171107_172957-1.jpg

Simplicity

The most simple designs are sometimes the most elegant.
Recently, I found a vintage handmade leather purse. It is worn perfectly and boasts a soft texture.
It has a single pocket.
It is hands down, the best purse I have ever scored. Yet, its the most simple.
The minimalist elements make this purse extremely graceful but also raw.
I have tried to capture this feeling in photographs but have been unable to.

23555455_1903137453060100_495954179_o

Last Weeks Finds

Hello!
It has been awhile since I have posted anything. However, these hands were not idle. I have increased my inventory and wanted to share some cool finds with everyone!

23557956_1903123833061462_1154629923_o

Saxton Hall 1980s Red Wool Jacket

I love how unusual but stylish this jacket is.

23600143_1903125256394653_2036403587_o

1950s Forstmann Wool Coat with Mink Collar and Cuffs

I love how this coat is extremely classy yet simple.

23584944_1903125683061277_375712272_o

Vintage Roper Western Shirt

The colors against this black shirt are so eye catching.

⸎⸎⸎⸎Vintage Livin’⸎⸎⸎⸎

20171029_123826-1-1

I used to think of vintage clothes as a hobby belonging to the rich. Why buy a twenty year old jacket for the price of a new one at Ross or Old Navy? However, I have learned that buying vintage can be for anyone.

Often times, the quality of a vintage item far exceeds the quality of something new, especially when it comes to clothes.  Fast fashion has overtaken the clothing market and with these cheap mass produced clothes comes some very serious consequences including; slave or unsafe labor practices and a steep environmental impact.

In the end, it cost less to buy a made-to-last garment one time, instead of having to continually replace that sweater from H & M or Forever 21.

On a lighter note, buying vintage allows for a more unique wardrobe. There is something special about being able to wear a little piece of history.

So step into the world of helping the environment, withdrawing your support of unsafe labor practices within the realm of fast fashion, look cool, and in the end– save money.

I live rural Idaho, where vintage treasures are around every corner. The things that I find here went by the wayside a decade ago in many metropolitan areas. My business model is not to get top dollar for every item but to open the doors to quality made vintage goods to everyone.