Favorite Piece to Shop Vintage: Rock 'n' Roll tees, kimonos, and shoes.
Easiest Era to Shop Vintage For:I'm drawn to '70s-era pieces more than others, I think if comes down to the connection you have with any period piece.
Jewelry 101: Condition, quality, personality, and uniqueness are the things I look for. Silver and semiprecious stones are also always great!
Handbag Dos & Don'ts: Avoid purchasing vintage designers that are frequently knocked off, like Chanel, Gucci, etc. — unless purchased from a reputable dealer. Just because it has a serial number does not mean it's authentic. Pay attention to details — like the quality of the leather, stitching, and hardware.
Hot Vintage Trends: Vintage boots, maxidresses, and long flowy skirts for Summer. I think the biggest vintage trend would be pieces with ethnic influence, heavy on print, fringe, and raw finishes.
Flea Markets vs. Stores vs. Online: Every vintage lover lives for the hunt. With stores, you get the hunt minus the nonsense.
Favorite Vintage Stores: Wasteland on Melrose.
Check out Donna's site, Wasteland Online.