Urban Renewal Vintage Shop at Urban Outfitters
As much as I love seeing vintage fashion (especially denim) all over the place right now on every blogger and celebrity’s instagram, I am still slacking when it comes to my own wardrobe. I guess maybe I just haven’t found that perfect piece yet, or am not quite sure if it fits my style, but either way, I am a HUGE fan of upcycling. I’ve tried rummaging around in local thrift shops but my town kind of lacks in that department, compared to some from larger cities. I don’t know, maybe I need to give it another go. It seems rather silly, being as obsessed as I am with denim, that I don’t at least have a vintage Levis piece lying around! Apart from my appreciation for organic and sustainable materials used in clothing manufacturing, along with spending a little more for quality and being more choosy with purchases, I am all for upcycling to reduce waste and help preserve our precious resources. I also find it really hard to let go of pieces I know I’m not wearing anymore (stupid yet sweet nostalgia), so I love the idea of my once-loved pieces going to someone else who will love them, or carrying on the love of a cherished piece that another person once had.
It’s at least inspiring to see vintage fashion growing rapidly in popularity to the point of a few existing online shops picking up their own collections for resale. Current/Elliott’s Loved & Found shop as well as RE/DONE are both great places for vintage pieces, and Urban Outfitters has their Urban Renewal vintage shop as well. I’m not exactly sure why I hadn’t caught on to this yet as there are so many cute pieces and a pretty good collection of denim (mostly Levis) items! Each piece is one of a kind and sells out quickly, so this is definitely a place you want to frequent if you are a fan of vintage items. Scroll down for a few of my favorite pieces!
Shop the Urban Outfitters Urban Renewal vintage shop here!