terms like “70s does 30s”.) This will by no means be a definitive list of details to look for in your clothing, however we hope it will help build a foundation for those of you in the beginning stages of vintage collecting!(1930s fashion show via Wearing History) The 1930s were a time of economic hardship for the majority of North Americans.The Great Depression vastly influenced the fashion industry, in that most families were unable to spend much money on clothing beyond the necessities.Because of this, handmade clothing was extremely common.“I’ve got lots of pictures of old stores and a history of the first store in Warrington on Cairo Street.“I imagine somebody must have seen it during previous redevelopments but not taken any notice of it." Co-op archivists have estimated that the name plate was installed in the 1930s, while the store itself opened between 19.Store manager Dave Appleton, who has worked for the Co-op for 30 years, said: “The fascia boards outside had just succumbed to wear and tear, so we were replacing them.
(An variety of vintage feed sacks via Sew Country Chick) (Mid-30s feedsack dress via Fab Gabs on Etsy) On the flip side, there were many garments heavily influenced by Art Deco sensibilities.This eventually meant lax rules for teens: "These parents did not have to exercise the kind of severe discipline that had been needed to keep order in households of nine or ten," writes Weigel.As a result, teen culture flourished: High schoolers spent more time with their friends, up to four nights a week, and less time with their families, according to Weigel.The Co-op on Padgate Lane had routine work to replace its fascia boards last week.But staff got a surprise when workmen uncovered old signage dating back around 80 years on Wednesday, February 14.Sometime in the 1920s, feedsack manufacturers decided they may sell more product if the sacks were printed with colourful vibrant designs.This of course, flourished during the Depression, as it saved on material costs for the home sewer.Previous convention said a chaperone was needed in order to engage in courtship, but these "wild young people" (as one publication referred to them) bucked tradition.The first women to date, many of whom were raised by ultra-proper Victorian mothers, risked jail time in doing so.Here at the shop we regularly have customers seeking items from specific time periods or with particular details.Whether you’re on the hunt for a garment for a costume theme party or the perfect piece to add to your vintage collection, it is very beneficial to have some knowledge of how to figure out approximately when an article of clothing was made.