The popularity of vintage and secondhand fashion has grown dramatically in recent years. As one of our suppliers in Paris likes to say: “The Future is Vintage”. But that rise has also attracted many new businesses, sprouting seemingly overnight like mushrooms. And just like mushrooms, some of them are best avoided. So, this week, we ask the question you should be asking yourself: who can you trust?
With his finely tailored gowns and coats with draped panels, Giambattista Valli has been hailed as the Valentino of our time. If Yves Saint Laurent’s clothes have been called “love letters to women", Valli's frothy frocks are akin to charming friends for free-spirited women.