Best Vintage Shopping Tips
How to Shop Vintage Like a Pro and Uncover Your Truly Unique Sense of Style
Mya Price, More Than Your Average
"I believe that no matter the brands and/or designer, cost doesn't matter when it comes to style because it's about how pieces make you look and feel."
POPSUGAR: Are there certain brands that you always look for?
Mya Price: One of my favorite 1980s designers is Diane Freis, who has created some of the best pieces that really complete my style and personality through her love for bold colors, patterned designs, and fun aesthetic. I always keep her love for boldness in mind as I curate, in addition to Henry Lee selections, which I've been able to curate some of the best vintage blazers from this specific brand over time. Additionally, how can you ever pass up a vintage selection from Betsey Johnson? I believe that no matter the brands and/or designer, cost doesn't matter when it comes to style because it's about how pieces make you look and feel.
PS: Do you have a favorite decade for vintage finds and why?
MP: The short answer is no! I truly enjoy curating vintage finds from all decades because adding timeless pieces from all decades of life makes me happy. I've collected vintage finds from the 1950s through the 2000s. I will note that I truly enjoy 1960s and 1980s selections, especially when I think about pieces that have been passed down to me from my grandmother such as her jackets and dresses. I will never get tired of my mom's 1980s vintage earrings and two-piece colorful sets. These specific decades will always have extra space in my heart due to my family history.
PS: What's your best hack for shopping vintage online vs in-store?MP: When it comes to curating vintage selections for my personal closet and business, More Than Your Average, I only curate my inventory from in-store locations. I truly enjoy the 'in-store' curation process because I'm able to spend time walking through aisles for inspiration, spending time with the racks looking for the selections that stand out from the crowd and have a bold personality, and also feeling, touching, and trying on the pieces that may potentially find their way into my personal closet and MTYA collections.