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Vintage Fashion: A Conversation with Bastiaan van Schaik

Our fashion expert, Martje Schutte, recently paid a visit to stylist Bastiaan van Schaik to discuss vintage fashion. In a time where everything is almost constantly available in unlimited quantities, vintage fashion is making a difference. It is often less easy to acquire and therefore more special. Bastiaan asked our expert what she actually looks for in these items and explains why he himself is such a fan of vintage. Here’s the result!

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As a (former) guest and editor in chief of various fashion magazines including ‘Jackie Magazine’, ‘Luxury List’, ‘Avantgarde’ and ‘Libelle’, and as lifestyle expert from shows such as ‘Holland’s Next Top Model’, ‘RTL Boulevard’ and ‘Styles van de Sterren’, Bastiaan van Schaik is probably the most well known stylist in the Netherlands.

Why shop vintage?

Bastiaan explained why he loves vintage fashion: “Ten years ago bags were simply different than the way they’re made now . And that makes vintage fun as well, because they all have their own personality. You can’t get that anymore. There is nothing better than a vintage item with personality endorsing your own personality. That’s why online auction platform Catawiki is so fun, you can find items there that are really truly special there.”

Meet our expert

Martje Schutte is a fashion expert at Catawiki. This means that when someone offers up an item of clothing, bag or pair of shoes for auction, she is the one who reviews it and based on the photos determines the authenticity and value. She does this by, for example, looking at the serial number or how and where certain logos are located. Additionally she puts together the auctions every week so each week a new selection is ready for bidding.

Vintage auctions at Catawiki

Bastiaan of course tested how the auctions work. He found a pair of Cartier sunglasses from the 70s and placed a bid, but unfortunately he was quickly outbid. If he had won them, then he would have been able to submit payment via his preferred payment method. Within 3 days of this payment, the seller would be obligated to ship the parcel. This time Bastiaan was not the winner, but luckily there are enough new items open for bidding every week Hopefully next time he’ll have more luck!

Are you also looking for authentic items to enrich your wardrobe? Then take a look at our Fashion auctions. Or do you have plenty of vintage fashion that you don’t wear anymore? Then register here to become a seller and who knows what you might earn.

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