There’s a lot to think about while you’re shopping for vintage clothing, and a few first steps you should take after you bring your rocking new wardrobe home:
- Look for brand names and higher quality items to be sure you are purchasing a good piece of clothing that may last longer.
- Use detergent with dye transfer inhibitors fiber care agent (cellulase), such as, to help prolong items and keep them looking new; especially secondhand items, which can look worn and dull.
- Wash your new finds before wearing them because they’re still old clothes—they might be musty or have residue from the previous owner(s).
- Pay extra attention to invisible dirt (e.g., dead skin cells, dander, dust mite matter, etc.)3 and use a detergent like Persil® ProClean® Odor Fighter4.