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Alida Buffalo Vintage Boutique

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Published May 26th 2011
Characterised by stunning photography, online vintage boutique Alida Buffalo is a wealth of style inspiration for any fashionista. The endless images of indie chic models against dilapidated urban backdrops are made all the more appealing by knowing you can get the look by buying the exact clothing shown. Each garment is complemented with unique accessories to create the perfect outfit.

Every piece sold has been personally selected from obscure stores from the world over, so you can be sure never to have the awkwardness of encountering someone in the same dress. A creative description for each item is given, along with multiple images from different angles, so you know exactly what you are buying.

Garments are categorised by type. My personal favourite is the jumpsuit category, which contains onesies in a miscellany of prints and materials. There is a small selection of men's clothing available, all grouped together in one category.

Alida Buffalo encompasses a large price range, with dresses from about $30 to $200. There is only one of each item available, so you have to be lucky enough to be the same size as the garment you desire. Most of the women's clothing seems to be size eight to ten. There is no umming and erring about purchasing, because if someone buys the item you are contemplating, you will probably never find it again.

While Alida Buffalo is based in Sydney, they ship globally, at a flat rate of $10 no matter how many items are ordered.

If browsing their online store is not enough style inspiration, they also have a 'Style Suggestions' page which showcases their newest finds, and a blog of artistic fashion photography.
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Why? Because it's an easy and glamourous way to op-shop.
When: Anytime
Cost: From about $30.
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