Thursday, November 27, 2008
The Vintage World News
One of the most common and cliche newspaper articles during tough economic times is the second-hand shop profile, which usually has a headline like "Consumers Flock to Consignment Shops During Recession" or "Tightening Your Belt During Hard Times? Try Shopping Vintage." A bit of poking around online reveals a ton of these articles have been published over the last few months, including in our own local Guelph Mercury. "Thrifty business: Consignment stores a must in times of bust" is the name of the most recent article, by reporter Thana Dharmarajah. The article makes the usual points and has some great quotes from our friends in the Guelph women's wear biz (see: not every local article has to be about MEOW!).
Here are some other recent articles and blog posts from the wild world of vintage:
Dressing for a Credit Crunch
What trend will define the recession?
Dead Stock in Detroit
Awesome British Hat Auction
Vintage: New Old Trend
Vintage knitting news?
Comparing 1930s-era consumerism with today's
Vintage in Moscow
R.I.P. Lady Luck, a vintage store in Oregon
Vintage Geek Gift Guide
Profile of deLuxe Junk, Vancouver