Lynne McCrossan knows how to sniff out a designer vintage bargain - and then style it to make it look like a million bucks. Jen Barton meets the lady behind one of Glasgow's most impressive wardrobes...
Stylist and fashion writer Lynne McCrossan is an expert at unearthing vintage gems at bargain prices (in fact, the Edinburgh Evening News columnist has even written a book about her vintage obsession, A Girl's Guide to Vintage).We couldn't wait to look behind the wardrobe doors of Glasgow's premier vintage connoisseur, dig through her vintage gems and pick her brain for top tips – like how to discover men's Pringle golf trousers from the 1980s for 99p and make them look this chic and contemporary...
What are your favourite vintage eras?
I am a bit of a decade slut. There is something for me in every era, in particular the 1920s, 1930s and 1970s.
Be realistic. I get a lot of people saying to me that vintage has become too expensive. This frustrates me as you are buying a piece of history. The further back you go, the more expensive it will be. With that in mind, decide if it is really vintage stores you want to shop in; if so, appreciate that the shop owner has curated each piece in store and this comes at a premium.
For charity shop shopping, avoid "vintage rails" - they are overpriced and usually the worst selection of offerings. Get your hands dirty and look through all the rails. It's half the fun.
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