Chic Vintage Clothing
Chic vintage clothing, vintage dresses and vintage garments designed by the following designers are especially sought after - especially when they are representative of the designer or the era: Coco Chanel, Paul Poiret, Mariano Fortuny, Elsa Schiaparelli, Madeleine Vionnet, Jeanne Lanvin, Christian Dior, Hubert de Givenchy, Claire McCardell, Cristobal Balenciaga, Emilio Pucci, Yves Saint-Laurent, Ossie Clark, Biba, Mary Quant, Pierre Cardin, Halston, Giorgio Armani, Zandra Rhodes, Vivienne Westwood, Thierry Mugler, Dooney & Bourke, Gianni Versace, and Jean Paul Gaultier.
An important contributing factor the value of old Chic vintage clothing can also be its provenance or prevous use or history. Vintage clothing collectors value and record the history or background of a vintage item with information as to who wore it and to what occasion and this can sometimes can cause a feeding frenzy on some eBay vintage clothing on auction.
Due to increased demand and dwindling supply, pre 1950s garments in good condition are becoming more difficult to find, and more expensive to procure. Clothing from more the recent decades is easier to locate, identify, restore, conserve and usually more affordable with the exception of popular designers. The strong market for classic vintage clothing and the ability to now shop for vintage clothing online influences the cycle of current fashion trends.