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Vestige

Vestige

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Vestige is a brick and mortar shop in Philadelphia's Fishtown neighborhood. Vestige is known for their high quality vintage collection as well as high quality artisanal current production pieces. 

Whether an item is new or vintage, Vestige is inspired by items that have a story to tell. In addition to a physical store, Vestige also has online shopping site.  In store and on their e-commerce site, Vestige sells new and vintage clothing, accessories, apothecary and home goods.

Vestige's vintage collection currently includes a large selection of flowy dresses in addition to cool jeans. We are inspired by items that have a past and tell a story - we look forward to sharing those stories with you.

Vestige considers itself a gathering space and not only a store. In addition selling beautiful clothes and wares, Vestige also offers styling services to their clientele. 

Vestige has a particularly beautiful selection of vintage dresses and re-worked denim jeans.  Dresses are typically bohemian modern in style, many of which you can wear to work, on the weekend or to a party.
The re-worked denim jeans currently on hand showcase quilted patches, and upcycled denim patches, most of which have a frayed bottom.  There is also a selection of 90s jeans, which have a small waist and baggy legs.

To see a sampling of the items that Vestige sells, view below:

Vestige Vintage White Gauze Dress Vestige Vintage Blue Dress
Vestige Vintage Caftan for Her Vestige Vintage Jacket for Her 
 
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Vintage clothing is one of the most sustainable ways you can purchase clothing.  No additional material is being added to the environment, therefore no additional toxins are created that would’ve been during the manufacturing of a new article of clothing.  

That being said, an important component of ethical vintage shopping is that a very large percentage of vintage clothing is not sold and subsequently shipped overseas.  

The fastest moving vintage clothes are from higher end brands.  There are plenty of vintage stores that only sell high quality clothes, but even more have fast fashion brands on their racks. If there continues to be demand, vintage shops will continue to purchase more.   

Part of the responsibility in changing this is vintage shops themselves.  If they don't sell vintage, consumers cannot buy it, which means some shoppers may not buy so much fast fashion knowing they won't be able to sell or consign it to a vintage shop.

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