Our Vintage Clothing Definition
Qualifying the definition of rare vintage clothing and unique vintage accessories
Rare vintage clothing by definition, is a term used to classify garments with heritage and value from another era; normally referring to those older than 25 years, where historical provenance has been thoroughly researched.
Interest in iconic vintage fashion has increased enormously over the past decade; as a consequence, the true value associated with the term has been diluted somewhat, becoming an ambiguous term that is used in the global consumer market to describe almost anything older than last seasons cast-offs.
In order to defuse any such ambiguity, Palette only acquires pieces that correspond with the first three vintage categories:
Designer Vintage Clothing - Historically important pieces produced by iconic designers and fashion brands from the 1920s to mid 1980s.
Rare Vintage Clothing - Exquisitely constructed pieces, labeled or unlabeled, that were emulating the visonary fashion designers between 1920 and the mid 1980s.
Conceptual Vintage Clothing - Pieces that achieved true innovation, by established and emerging fashion designers from the mid 1980s to present day.
Retro and High Street Inspired - Poorly produced revival pieces, along with High Street copies from 1990s to present day.