We figure that buying vintage doesn't count in our quest to de clutter our lives and cut back our over bulging wardrobes. Vintage clothes have a heritage and history and we know we wont see anyone else wearing the same thing.
One of our favourite British retailers Lucille Lewin, has tuned into the more discerning customers desire for something individual and unique and along with fashion journalist Belinda Morris and finance director Claire Nicholls has launched a new online offer, Vintage Academe.
Featuring the most important names form the world of couture and fashion, such as Dior, Balenciaga, Lanvin and Yves Saint Laurent, items are selected for for their beauty, wearability and historical significance.
More than just an online shop, Vintage Academe also sells vintage books and magazines, features regularly updated fashion news and will hold regular Academes; an opportunity for vintage devotees to meet over a glass of champagne, take a sneak preview of up and coming new pieces and meet the movers and shakers in the industry.
If you are looking to pick up a bargain then this site isn't for you, but if you are looking for a beautiful investment piece that may one day be a family heirloom, then look no further.