As a self-proclaimed budget-nista(yes…I made it up), I revel at the challenge of re-creating all of the runway trends of the season on a more cost efficient budget. I’ve learned over the years that quality is essential in a wardrobe, but going broke is not mandatory to achieve this. So you ask where does one start on their journey? Vintage and Re-sale stores are an excellent place to begin. There are countless bargains and fashionable one of a kind items waiting to be found. Let me give you a small example of the treasures you can find while thrifting. I scored a brand new w/tags ribbed Chanel Tank Top for $2, the retail price tag read $500! And that’s just one of the many deals I find on a regular basis. To give you a jump start on your new found mission I’ve compiled a few of my favorite online vintage shops for your viewing pleasure. Oh and one last reason why vintage shopping is a plus, its another great method of recycling and assisting in the conservation of the beautiful world we live in!