It’s Vintage Darling! An exploration of vintage fashion retailing

Julie McColl, Catherine Canning, Louise McBride, Karina Nobbs, Linda Shearer

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This is an exploratory study which defines vintage fashion, considers the vintage fashion consumer and evaluates the positioning of the vintage retail store from the perspective of the store proprietor/manager. The research involved 15 in-depth interviews with vintage fashion retailers. It is proposed that vintage fashion retailers position and differentiate themselves by their uniqueness; a competitive advantage gained through the knowledge and skills of the owner/manager.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-150
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of The Textile Institute
Issue number2
Early online date9 Jul 2012
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013


  • vintage fashion
  • vintage consumer
  • retail positioning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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