5 Stats Showing How You Can Save Money By Buying Vintage Designer Clothing

Save Money By Buying Vintage

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Last Updated on August 15, 2022 by Steal the Style

My wardrobe is bursting at the seams, chock-a-block full of oversized grandad jumpers, reworked floral summer dresses and timeless designer vintage clothing. The vast majority of it is second hand clothing of which I’m extremely fond! My collection resembles what I think a 1950’s movie star would wear for their role in a movie about a summer romance – cute button up blouses, pleated midi skirts, satchel bags and printed scarfs! Sure the really retro style isn’t for everyone, and looking like you were born in the wrong era is a little out there for some, but I’m sure we can all appreciate a piece of timeless designer fashion.

I’m not going to ramble on about the advantages of buying vintage fashion, or my opinions on why you should ditch the overpriced, poor quality fast fashion fads (although, I really do feel strongly about the topic) – no, what I’m going to show you today is a couple of self calculated but very honest statistics that prove how much money you can save by buying cheap designer vintage clothing!

One of my favourite hot-spots at the moment for classic secondhand styles (at extremely pocket friendly prices) is Messina Hembry. They have their own lovely website but are also available to purchase through their very successful ASOS marketplace boutique. Messina Hembry source vintage designer garments from across the globe and then sell them to you for around 75% less than their new season counterparts. Stocking acclaimed fashion power houses such as Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Tommy Hilfiger and Versace to renowned household brands such as Nike, Calvin Klein and Adidas – there is a little treasure for every age, taste and gender.

So, how much money could you be saving if you were to shop designer vintage instead of splurge on current season?

Polo Ralph Lauren Classic Fit Mesh Pony Logo Polo Shirt (L, NavyRedPony)

1. Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren logo polo shirt

  • FULL PRICE: £75
  • MESSINA HEMBRY: £11.99
  • SAVINGS OF: 84%
  • SAVING YOU: £63.01

Tommy Hilfiger mens Short Sleeve Signature Stripe Graphic T-shirt T Shirt, Sky Captain, Medium US

2. Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger logo shirt

  • FULL PRICE: £85
  • MESSINA HEMBRY: £15.99
  • SAVINGS OF: 81%
  • SAVING YOU: £69.01

Burberry The Sandringham Mid Cotton-Gabardine Trench Coat 14 US

3. Burberry

Burberry Trench coat

  • FULL PRICE: £1,395
  • MESSINA HEMBRY: £31.99
  • SAVINGS OF: 97%
  • SAVING YOU: £1,363.01

Fred Perry Men's Classic V Neck Sweater, Black, Medium

4. Fred Perry

Fred Perry v-neck jumper

  • FULL PRICE: £80
  • MESSINA HEMBRY: £21.99
  • SAVINGS OF: 72%
  • SAVING YOU: £58.01

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Women's Brown 100% Cotton Epaulet Jacket, Brown, 8

5. Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent Blazer

  • FULL PRICE: £1,330
  • MESSINA HEMBRY: £34.99
  • SAVINGS OF: 97%
  • SAVING YOU: £1295.01

As you can see from the stats, you could have a whole outfit (and then some) of designer clothing that cost you £116.95 rather than the £2,965 you would have splurged if you bought it all full price! That’s an incredible saving of £2,848.05 which could definitely go towards something more worth while – hello summer cruise around the Greek Islands…