While there are beautiful garments to be found for an appropriate price in vintage clothing stores and online, shopping vintage flea markets, thrift stores and wholesale vintage sources will provide you with opportunities to purchase vintage clothing for less than standard market value.
While the highest quality, designer-level garments are most easily purchased through a store or reputable online seller, finding hidden gems for less is possible with a good eye and time spent digging in alternative secondhand sources.
To purchase cheap vintage fashion online, check out wholesale vintage sites like Raghouse to purchase bulk “lots” of vintage, which consist of multiple pieces of a vintage clothing garment for a set discounted price.
Or, visit a wholesale vintage dealer in person. Discover one near you by Googling for “vintage wholesale clothing [insert location].” Some of my personal favorites are Bulk Vintage Clothing in Philadelphia, LAVintage in Los Angeles and DonnaLand in St. Louis.
Other ideas are shopping your parent’s or grandparent’s closet for wardrobes of their past, attending a style swap event, visiting a “by the pound” thrift store (like Goodwill), shopping estate sales, garage sales or costume shop sales and even checking Craigslist for a lucky deal.