For many years I have bought and liked both vintage furniture and clothes. It is often cost-efficient with good quality which therefore lessens consumerism and improves sustainability. However, there are three levels to have in mind:

1. Antiques – often art, or pieces of design items, carpets and furniture that are older than 100 years.

2. Vintage – better quality clothes and furniture, often from the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s.

3. Used – sometimes even new things that are left over from sales or by people who regrets their buy or don’t like a gift they received, are smart finds.

However, old energies and simply that of others’ is never good to bring into our home. Not to mention, we shouldn’t have to resort to wearing used of financial reasons (My mother had to growing up, while my grandparents were really immersed into buying antiques.). Therefore, I’m happy to share that I have stopped using any used or vintage, to feel a difference since the last three years. And I have even found a new pair offwhite corderoy pants for a little as 1 euro here in Frankfurt (at an outlet store)!

Where do you draw the line?

Photos of recent curbside finds.

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