Why We Are Gravitating Towards Vintage Gifts This Season
@Santa, here’s our wish lists!
You’ve probably heard by now that shopping secondhand is good for the environment, as your purchase isn’t adding anything to the world. While this is 100 percent true, there are so many other benefits worth mentioning. When you shop primarily current collection, you are looking at one season only. However, if you shift to pre-owned, your sartorial range multiplies exponentially. You basically have access to any collection from any season ever. Not to mention, you are typically scoring designer finds at a majorly discounted rate, especially when you steer clear of super-trendy items.
All that said, the options are sometimes arduous and overwhelming. While we at Coveteur love a vintage treasure hunt, that may not suit everyone’s preferences, nor their schedules. To ensure ease in your holiday shopping, we’ve rounded up our 23 favorite vintage fashion gifts from emerald statement earrings to luxe knits to leather clogs for your savviest friend (or yourself, of course!).
Prada 2018 Knee-length Dress
This simple Prada would slide right into anyone’s closet. Dress it up with strappy heels for an event or layer over a white button-down for daytime casual.
Acne Studios Merino Wool Crew Neck Sweater
A fitted crewneck sweater in a muted hue will never ever go out of style. We promise it will sit in a loved one’s (or your) closet for years to come.
A classic watch is definitely a wear-every-day item. Plus, it will look great stacked with lots of gold bracelets.
Gucci Medium Bamboo Ring Hobo
A retro style, this pink Gucci hobo bag is giving us major early-2000s vibes.
Lemon Frog Shop 70’s Goldtone Multistrand Tassel Necklace
A funky gold necklace is always a smart purchase. The ’70s vibe would look so cool with a pair of denim flares.
Saint Laurent Classic Monogramme Chain Wallet
Classic handbags are definitely worth the cost—another item that won’t date. Buying secondhand affords you a discount on the designer prices.
Celine Exotic Maroon Coin Printed Scarf
A silk scarf is a staple in any wardrobe. Wear it in your hair, around your neck, or even tied to your handbag.
Gucci Leather Marmont Flat Sandal
While sandals aren’t top of mind this time of year, this pair will give you motivation to get through the next few frigid months.
Staud Maxi Dress
This pink confection would be a treat for anyone to find under the tree.
Jacquemus Sabah Leather Mule Clogs
Definitely for a sartorial risk taker, these clogs make quite the fashion statement.
The it-bag of 2020, these are hard enough to find on the primary market, so snatch this one up fast!
Sézane Leather Boots
Lucky you, size EU 39.5. This lace-up style will look fantastic with a cropped flare.
Celine Classic Box Bag
One of Celine’s (of the Phoebe era) most timeless styles, we would jump at the chance to get our hands on the bag.
Tiffany & Co. Bone Cuff Bracelet
More work of art than jewelry, this fabulous cuff will make black pants and a sweater look ultra chic.
Burberry Nova Check Pattern Slides
Subtle statement pieces like this are always a good purchase—the perfect complement to basic denim.
Manolo Blahnik Crystal Embellishment Pumps
Channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw with these shiny, sparkly babies.
Oscar de la Renta 90’s Emerald and Pearl Earrings
As we approach the holiday season, these statement earrings are the perfect accessory to dress up an understated look.
Prada Mary Jane Exotic Leather Heels
The very ’90s square-toe Mary Jane is definitely making a comeback. And since they’re Prada, they have to be good.
Nili Lotan Striped Crew Neck Sweater
A simple striped sweater is always a smart investment, as it never goes out of style. Go classic with a trench coat or add an edge with leather pants.
The Row Ballet Flats
While scoring The Row full-price is a bit of a pipe dream, a vintage find allows us to actually add the decadent brand to our wardrobes.
Stine Goya Wool Jumper
Anyone would want to live in this chunky pink knit all winter.
Rokh Colorblock Pattern Midi Length Skirt
Rokh is one of our favorite up-and-coming Parisian labels, and shopping vintage lets us score their amazing pieces at a fraction of the cost.
Hermès Rivale Double Tour Bracelet
As most of us won’t be splurging for a Birkin anytime soon, we will be opting for this chunky leather bracelet to get our Hermès fix for the time being.