Vintage shopping with Pearl Thusi

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Who says celebrities only wear designer clothes and shoes? Vintage stores have become the go-to for fashionistas looking for premium quality clothing at a good price.  The pros of shopping at vintage stores is that you can find unique items which you won't find anywhere else.  We spotted Pearl Thusi shopping up a storm.  Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 5.09.53 PM Pearl, who loves to wear designer pieces and mix them with affordable department store finds, loved the experience of shopping at an affordable store. Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 5.10.04 PM Vintage boutiques are intimate with a warm inviting setting, which means you can shop without the inconvenience of long queues and bad customer service. Screen Shot 2016-07-08 at 4.23.36 PM The presenter could not believe her luck when she found a genuine leather vintage jacket for only R300, which is rare considering this material can be  pricey.  Here are 10 tips on how to get the best out of your vintage shopping experience: 1. Be prepared 2. Always hold garments up to the light 3. Check the Zips 4. Talk to the sales consultants 5. Go for the best you can afford 6. Don’t pay any attention to sizes on labels 7. Always check the bottom of shoes 8. Don't buy anything that needs a lot of repairs 9. Don’t be scared to try anything on 10. If you like it on the hanger, then you will probably like it on you. Have fun, expect the unexpected and shop with an open mind, as you never know what kind of gems you might find!

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