My love of vintage shopping started young. Back in junior high I told my dad I "needed" a new pair of jeans and he took me to the nearest thrift shop. It wasn't long before I realized that secondhand jeans and tees weren't quite as cool as vintage dresses from the 50s and 60s. On a budget in college my vintage shopping became even more pronounced as I discovered the wonder of eBay auctions for 99 cents and the plethora of amazing thrift shops near my college campus. Lately quality vintage seems harder to find and higher priced, but I still love those nearly one-of-a-kind finds. I'm being more picky with my vintage purchases, but I haven't abandoned the hunt completely...