Old is definately IN!! A vintage accessory adds a real touch of authentic old style glamour with the added bonus that you probably won't be seeing anyone else with the same belt, jewellery or bag. Sometimes it takes some trawling but you can find some real gems. There are some great online vintage stores out there.
So if it's 50's, 60's or 80's glamour you're looking for then look no further.
With vintage you just have to be prepared to accept that your chosen item may come with a bit of personality! By this I mean it may be marked, worn or on the odd occassion may have some minor damage. If this is the case then the seller should tell you all about any distinguishing marks before purchase.
Try not to pay too much attention to the sizes on the garments as they probably won't match up to the sizes of today. It's always best to try things on if you can. That said if you are buying on line you have to take the advice on offer so it can be a bit of a gamble and some places won't refund on used items.
Don't be scared to ask questions if you can't physically see the item such as are there any marks not listed within the product description, are there any missing buttons etc. You can always make adjustments to it if you are up to it.
If you are shopping in an actual shop then do hold the garment up to the light as this will allow you to really scrutinise it and there may be imperfections you wouldn't otherwise see.
If you have the time or the inclination try taking a couple of hours to look through your local charity shops, there are sure to be many!
It's possible to find some real treasures if you have the patience!
Check out a great range of actual vintage jewellery.
Some great vintage finds.
For a great range of gorgeous vintage accessories including rings, neclaces, and earrings to name but a few, this website is fantastic.
The Violet Originals collection contains great examples of vintage and antique jewellery.
Check out the vintage belts!
Mint Vintage at Asos Marketplace - Some great vintage finds here! Asos Marketplace is a great place to find all kinds of vintage clothing and accessories.
Find some fabulous one off pieces, some real gems! You can also pick out some cool vintage belts and bags at Ebay.co.uk