Valerie Tyler Collection Blog — shopping tips
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Shopping online is becoming easier everyday! You can browse from the comfort of your own home however and whenever you like. Vintage home decor however tends to be unique and special and there are some things to take into consideration when you are shopping online versus in person. Here's a few tips to make shopping online for vintage home decor a breeze!
- Pay attention to measurements.
Sometimes photos that are zoomed to give you details close up will make an object look larger than it appears. Also some items can be much larger than they come across online.
- Read descriptions entirely
Items descriptions will often contain sizing, condition, and sometimes historical notes or the story behind a piece.
- Be sure to look at all photos.
Typically any small blemishes or issues will be highlighted in close up photos. You will get a better idea of the object by viewing it from different angles.
- Follow vintage home decor purveyors on social media (e.g. Instagram, Facebook)
Often sellers will share their best items via social media and they will get snapped up before sellers can even take them to a show or list them in an online shop.
- Sign up for seller mailing lists
Much like following a seller on social media, this is one of your best ways to get the inside scoop first on new merchandise. Sometimes you might even snag a special subscriber only discount.