Why buy Vintage?

Why buy vintage clothing?

Individuality: Why wear something that someone else might be wearing? You won’t see most of these items ever again so there is no chance of turning up at a special occasion in the same frock as the host!

But remember, if you love something, do not hesitate – every piece is unique, and if you don't snap it up there and then, it could be gone when you go back for it (oh, the injustice of it all)!

Indulgence and nostalgia: Create some nostalgia for yesteryear, turn some heads, get a unique vintage look right out of the movies, create conversation and be seen! You can indulge yourself, be Rita Hayworth or Doris Day one minute, Betty Page the next, and Twiggy or Jean Shrimpton at the weekend!

As an investment: As vintage clothing becomes more collectable, rare and popular, the prices rise, so vintage can be a great investment for the future. For example, a good quality 1950's cotton dress sold for around £40 - £50 five years ago would fetch around £70-80 today – quite an increase and a good incentive to look after your vintage purchases.

It's eco-friendly: Who can argue with that! Recycling and re-using vintage clothing means you are not only doing your bit to help the earth by discouraging the production of more throw-away fashion, but you are also getting a much better quality, unique and individual product at a better price.

Superior Quality: The high street will try to imitate, but you can't beat original vintage – the quality is much better than most high street items produced today, plus many of today's designs lack the originality and attention to detail which give a vintage garment it's charm.

It's collectable: You can indulge your passion for vintage and collect from any designer, style or era. Perhaps for you it will be Bakelite costume jewellery, or Bally shoes – or maybe you love Horrockses cotton 50's frocks, sixties Dollyrocker designs, Lucite handbags or forties fashion. Whatever makes your heart beat that little bit faster, the rush that comes with finding that perfect addition to your collection is unbeatable!

Celebrities love it! Celebrity vintage fans include Kate Moss, Chloe Sevigny, Peaches Geldof, Agyness Deyn, Alexa Chung and Sienna Miller to name a very few!

Why buy from Candy Says in particular?

Lots of reasons!

Top quality hand-picked stock: All our stock is hand-picked, not bulk bought – every item is individually selected, checked, laundered, photographed and described for you, taking the pain out of searching for that elusive vintage find!

Top of our game: Candy Says has been running online since 2003, and has received fabulous press from such respected publications as Vogue, The Independent, You Magazine, Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, Red, Elle, The Antiques Trade Gazette and many more. We have provided stock for stage and screen, and have also been featured on BBC's "Trash to Cash" programme and had our collection photographed for Millers' Antiques Guides. High praise indeed, we think!

Refund policy: We have a seven day refund policy so if any item you purchase is unsuitable, you can get your money back on your purchase. Many vintage shops and websites do not offer a refund service at all, but we believe vintage needs to be tried on, inspected and considered – we want you to be happy with your purchase and love it as much as we do!

New stock all the time: At Candy Says, we add new stock to the site frequently – sometimes as many as 50 new vintage items a week can be added online. So there's always something new to look at and there is bound to be something for everyone!