I asked vintage expert Wendy Crawford, one of the talented trio who co-owns Bow a wonderful independent shop located in the Georgian Powerscourt Townhouse Centre in Dublin, what her top five tips are for vintage-clothes shopping. Bow, incidentally, is one of my favourite shops I have written about it here. Bow stocks: clothes by gifted Irish designers such as Eilis Boyle (the second co-owner of Bow) Tim Ryan and Emma Manley; vintage gems sourced by Wendy; and a treasure trove of jewellery made or sourced by Margaret O’Rourke (the third co-owner of Bow).
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Vintage Blouse: I like to buy vintage pieces from time to time; it’s a great way of getting something original and individual. Vintage isn’t about trends, so the items I buy tend to have a longer closet life as I base my decision to purchase on suitability and not fashionability. I found this pink lace blouse in Jenny Vander, a vintage shop in the centre of the city, which I think is Dublin’s longest established vintage outlet. I love going in there in search of something out of the ordinary. Mostly I am content to browse but from time to time I come across an item that not only fits me but is also a fit for my lifestyle.