Friday, August 21, 2015

Grand Ma’s Leopard Print Coat, Momma’s Powder Blue Sleeveless Sheath Dress, and Your Great Auntie’s Psychedelic Bell Bottom Jumpsuit…you know you’ve checked these items out and maybe even tried them on wondering if you could get away with wearing them today!  Well, NEWS FLASH, Styles and Fashion repeat themselves!  What’s old is new and what’s new is old!  That same Leopard Print Cape that Grandma use to wear is now on one of the most sought after Super Models in a Photo Spread in Vogue Magazine, and we all look at it as if it’s only first been seen!  I wouldn’t be surprised if they actually got it from Grandma’s closet!
Vintage is alive and well and being worn by some of the most popular celebrities and models of today!  Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Drew Barrymore and Naomi Campbell all love vintage!  Why, you ask…because they just don’t make clothes like they used to, and they definitely don’t use the same fabrics.  Today’s designers are looking for the least expensive fabrics that they can use to mass produce ready-to-wear.  Every major department store carries them, and we all go run and buy the exact same things.  When we see ourselves on every corner and at every event, we have the nerve and the audacity to get mad!  Ok Charmies and Boo Kittens, don’t get MAD get VINTAGE!!!
When I think of Vintage, I think of fabulously solid fabrics tapered to a perfect fit, beautiful bold colored patterns and one-of-a-kind finds!  Vintage is the epitome of the Turner Classic Movie Channel.  I swear I watch just for the Fashion!  When you buy vintage, you are guaranteed to get the only one that exist!  You will not have to worry about seeing yourself everywhere you turn!  Vintage isn’t just a form of Fashion, it’s a lifestyle.  When you buy vintage, you are actually being ecofriendly!  I bet you didn’t know that buying previously owned clothing, is a form of recycling.  So you’re actually contributing to the conservation of the environment when you buy vintage!

So now that I’ve given you the “tea” on Vintage, come to Vintage & Charmed and let us Style Your Life!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Shopping is therapeutic...

Feeling sad? Then hit the shops... it really works! Buying something makes people three times happier!!!
Researchers found shopping makes a person feel more in control of life
Reflecting on recent purchases combats sadness and sparks motivation

Spree: Scientists found new purchases combat sadness and spark motivation
It is the news that will strike fear into the hearts of those who pay off the family credit cards every month.
New research has found that retail therapy - far from being empty and superficial - can be an ‘effective way to minimize sadness.’

It can even help a person feel more in control of their environment, researchers claim.
Generations of consumers have been urged to satisfy their desire to keep abreast of the latest fashion by simply browsing in store and window shopping.
But researchers from the University of Michigan claim ‘retail therapy’ should no longer be dismissed as it could help people overcome melancholy.
The study carried out three experiments to investigate whether shopping restored a sense of control in people to combat feelings of sadness.
The research found that buying something was up to 40 times more effective at giving people a sense of control and they were three times happier than those who only browsed.
Previous studies have shown that shoppers enjoy positive feelings when reflecting on their most recent purchase, when that shopping had been motivated by a desire to repair mood.
 Others said they were less likely to experience sadness while shopping than immediately before setting out on a buying spree.

The researchers at the University of Michigan question whether shopping is merely a distraction from distress

Reflecting on purchases helps people feel better about themselves!
However, researchers said until now it had remained unclear whether shopping conveys benefits beyond those produced merely by distraction, or the passage of time.
They said: ‘Our work suggests that making shopping choices can help to restore a sense of personal control over one’s environment and reduce sadness.
'Retail therapy - shopping that is motivated by distress - is often said to be ineffective, wasteful and a dark side of consumer behavior, but we propose that retail therapy has been viewed too negatively, and that shopping may be an effective way to minimize sadness.' 

We’ll be waiting for you here at Vintage & Charmed Classic Clothing to come and get your Retail Therapy on!!!  We are here to make you feel happier and to make you look ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!

“So come and let Vintage & Charmed Style Your Life so you can feel better!!!”

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