10 Hot Celebrities Who Wear Women’s Vintage Clothing

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Barbra StreisandTracey UllmanMandy MooreDrew BarrymoreWinona RyderChloe SevignySharon StoneNicole KidmanJulia RobertsRachel Zoe
Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
Tracey Ullman
Tracey Ullman
Mandy Moore
Mandy Moore
Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore
Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder
Chloe Sevigny
Chloe Sevigny
Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
Rachel Zoe
Rachel Zoe

When you think of women’s vintage clothing what is it that comes to mind? Many people immediately think “thrift store”. This in turn makes them think of old clothing from Goodwill, clothing that they wouldn’t really want to wear too often although they might consider buying it in this recession in order to save some cash. The truth is that womens vintage clothing is so much more than just used clothes. It’s clothing that had style back in its time and which continues to have style today even though the era when it was originally made is long gone.

To prove that vintage isn’t something that’s just for people with no cash, here’s a list of ten hot celebrities who can clearly afford to buy brand new designer clothing but who are actually known to shop for womens vintage clothing instead. Of course it should be noted that a lot of these ladies are paying high prices to get the treasured vintage pieces that they want since the pieces are considered collectibles but that doesn’t negate the fact that it lends some credibility to womens vintage shopping for the rest of us.

1. Barbra Streisand. Way back in 1997 the New York Times did an article about the increasing popularity of vintage couture. The article referenced the fact that Barbra Streisand was known to purchase and perform in womens vintage clothing. In fact, she is credited as being the first celebrity to bring vintage clothing into the spotlight.

2. Tracey Ullman. One of the most recent celebrities to be spotted getting attention for her vintage clothing is Tracey Ullman. She was asked to host the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) awards this summer and rumors immediately started flying that she planned to appear wearing a vintage Claire McCardell outfit. Ullman has been collecting vintage pieces from this specific designer for quite some time now.

3. Mandy Moore. There is a vintage clothing store in California called Anjanou which caters to shoppers who are interested in high-quality womens vintage clothing. The store has been known to sell to a variety of celebrities including Mandy Moore. Some of the vintage pieces even come from celebrities who have used them in movies and then offloaded them when they were done wearing them.

4. Drew Barrymore. This actress is frequently described as “cute” which might be why she is able to pull off a vintage look without it coming off as old-fashioned in any way. She’s been reported to collect vintage pieces. Earlier this year she wore a vintage 1980’s dress on the David Letterman Show that got a lot of attention.

5. Winona Ryder. This beautiful actress has frequently made “best dressed” lists over the years. It’s her trademark style to combine vintage womens clothing with updated modern pieces to create a really eclectic but elegant and fun style. Many women have tried to emulate this style over the years by starting to get interested in womens vintage clothing themselves after seeing how well the actress wears this type of clothing.

6. Chloe Sevigny. Like Winona Ryder, Sevigny is a celebrity whose entire style hinges on her love of vintage clothing. She says that a frugal childhood taught her the value of buying clothing on the cheap and that she would still prefer to invest in vintage clothing over new designer brands even though she can afford the new stuff now. She’s been known to shop at high-end vintage clothing stores that are designed to attract celebrities but she’s also been known to shop at standard thrift stores like Wasteland.

7. Sharon Stone. It has been reported that actress Sharon Stone has a particular piece of vintage clothing that she collects: cashmere sweaters. She has also been known to purchase new clothing from Deborah Lindquist, a designer who uses vintage cashmere and other vintage materials to create repurposed new clothing items. This is a twist on buying vintage but it still counts doesn’t it?!

8. Nicole Kidman. This actress gets a lot of attention for the brand-new designer pieces of clothing that she wears. She shops in upscale boutiques and spends a lot of money on her wardrobe. However, that doesn’t mean that she’s afraid of vintage clothing. She’s a frequent shopper at upscale vintage clothing stores that cater to celebrities who want to buy great vintage looks. These stores include Decades Inc. in LA and Jim Smiley Vintage Clothing in Manhattan.

9. Julia Roberts. This actress isn’t necessarily known for her collection of womens vintage clothing. However she is worth mentioning because she is one of the hot celebrities who helped bring the popularity of vintage clothing into the spotlight. She achieved that in one fell swoop when she wore a vintage Valentino dress to the Oscars a few years back. The headlines went wild with the fact that she’d gone vintage and the choice to do so started popping up everywhere.

10. Rachel Zoe. This stylist has to be on top of her fashion game since everyone who watches her is looking at her style and judging it. Even so, she’s not afraid to admit that she loves vintage dresses and vintage accessories. She’s happy to admit that she shops at Sielian Vintage Apparel in LA, has worn vintage dresses to a variety of high-profile events and even featured a vintage-only shopping spree on her show The Rachel Zoe Project.

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

This is an interesting read! The way in which some people have to have an acquired taste to enjoy certain foods, these women know how to pull it off (put in on?) when wearing vintage clothing. Some people are just lucky like that, I guess. Not everyone looks right in every outfit...The clothes doesn't always make the woman I guess! Thanks!

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Kimberly Bunch 7 years ago from EAST WENATCHEE

Good Hub! Here's one of mine: http://hubpages.com/hub/fashionchanges

Melissa Sands 7 years ago

A great NEW show in Chicago featuring a mix of vintage clothing and accessories and new hot Indie designers! See how you can put them both together for a fashion explosion!

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Ebower 6 years ago from Georgia

two of my favorites: vintage clothing and celebrities....very interesting!

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vintage parade 6 years ago from http://vintageparade.blogspot.com/

love this hub!i live for vintage x

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nikki1 6 years ago

Very informative :D

AnyaTan 6 years ago from Singapore

I love vintage!1950's especially

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lovelypaper 6 years ago from Virginia

Great hub. I like vintage and retro and reliving past styles and products.

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Smireles 6 years ago from Texas

I loved your hub. Thanks for giving us a look at this wonderful vintage collection.

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Misterlak 6 years ago

I enjoyed your article! Love winona ryder :-)

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jamesmoralde 6 years ago from Florida, USA

nice one!

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GmaGoldie 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

Great Hub! Love Barbara - what a trendsetter she is! Wonderful photos!

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Psychic Australia 6 years ago from Australia

This is a nice hub. I like how you tell us about the likes of famous actresses and their passion in clothing. Nice.

gerf1inkle 6 years ago

Sweet hub. Second on the great photos.

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Adam9000 6 years ago

Wow those are beautiful!

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mhuze 6 years ago from USA

Vintage is the best. Especially like Julia Robert's dress.

manyinterests 6 years ago from North Carolina

www.modcloth.com is an awesome place to buy really cool vintage clothing for women!

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kellydove 6 years ago

nice hub

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True Blue Tips 6 years ago

I love vintage clothing. I only wished I had kept more of my mother's clothes and mine from the 1960's. Who knew they would be so cool today!

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Chandra Susheel 6 years ago

Good Hub!!!!

The depiction of women vintage clothing was very nice. Photograph displayed are awesome. The photographs are young, vibrant, dynamic and colourful. The whole hub prvides huge enjoyment and tremendous pleasure. Thanks a lot for sharing such a wonderful peace of text. Keep on hubbing.

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Dink96 6 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

WONDERFUL hub! I adore vintage! I was at Goodwill today and found a Michael Kors jacket and although it wasn't my size, I was trying to sell another gal on it, but she just didn't "get" it. :-)

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riminiurlauber 6 years ago

Vintage is sexy, not oldschool!

celebrity 6 years ago

Vintage is sexy

celebrity 6 years ago

that right vintage is sexy

Andrew 6 years ago

Vintage is great! It comes from the past with it's traditions and nowadays it's looking sometimes strange, but sometimes very sexy!

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lender3212000 6 years ago from Beverly Hills, CA

I love vintage clothing! Not so much the "fake" stuff they try to push as vintage but the real deal when you can actually find it. Excellent article!

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jeanie.stecher 6 years ago from Seattle

Well, vintage clothes are surely exquisite. They surely are class and elegant. Twisted with a little fashion then it should be the best and eye catching. Love your hub! =)

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Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

I love vintage clothes, they are so much fun. When I was young, we were all big into the old stuff - I had several jackets from the late 12930's and into the 1940's. One problem with vintage for a lot of women is that women, in general, are bigger now and can't fit in to those tiny outfits!

Beaut Vintage 6 years ago

I love Vintage Clothing,

I think Chloe Sevigny has an amazing sense of fashion.

Also since Mad men has hit our screens, Women around the world are realising how beautiful the styles were back then

Beaut xxx

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Just For Fun 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

Ooo, I like Sharon Stone's dress there. Very classy look. I like upscale 50's style but even the "every day" dresses back then looked great.

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swati01 6 years ago from India

woww...its a beautiful hub...Nicole Kidman and Winora Ryder are my favorite.

wicklesscandles 6 years ago

Anytime you can repurposed clothing, it is great. Way to go Sharon. Love the photos.

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eyewearspy 6 years ago

I love vintage clothes too. This is always been a fashion to me. Great hubs to read and very informative one. I like to see Mandy Moore wearing this kind of clothes, she even looked great.

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xboxliveforxbox 6 years ago

Very interesting! Among the above mentioned, Winona Ryder is my favorite. Since Edward Scissorhands..lol I can imagine Winona wearing those vintage clothes. She looks good on those.

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shoppingqueen 6 years ago

Nicole Kidman is so classy, I love how she does vintage!

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Sulli Brian 6 years ago

very good, how about some doristore jewelry,haha,just for kidding, i think it look weird with jewelry

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PR_am 6 years ago from Oregon

The relationship between fashion, change and time is amazing. Great hub well presented. Well done!

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TnFlash 6 years ago from Tampa, Florida

Great Hub! I like the vintage look. It reminds me of a more peaceful simpler era. Great work! Voted up and awesome.

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PZigney 6 years ago

Awesome love Babs! I'm not that surprised as the family often shops at vintage stores and have a lot of fun.

ankigarg87 6 years ago

Good Hub!

acne holistic 6 years ago

Vintage is very cool.

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henrykasan 6 years ago from UK

Great Hub!!!

The hub which is explicitly dedicated towards vintage clothing, which is one of the most popular fashion accessories across the globe carries an immediate attention, as it is also mentioned in the hub Julia Roberts bring the popularity of vintage clothing into the spotlight. She achieved that in one fell swoop when she wore a vintage Valentino dress to the Oscars a few years back. Thanks for sharing such an exciting peace of text.

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deancortez044 6 years ago from Las Vegas

Winona Ryder is indeed one of the most beautiful faces on earth!

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breakingnews 6 years ago from Pakistan

Great hub, i like vintage, i loved your hub thanks for giving us a look at this wonderful vintage collection.

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llc99 5 years ago

Very interesting hub, I guess you learn something new every day...and I even follow all those celebrity trash mags! Thanks.

Donna 5 years ago

In general I love fashion and especially vintage clothing. Great and sexy Clothes. :)

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AutumnLockwood 5 years ago from Northern California

Great list. Enjoyed reading.

bohemian cocktail dresses 5 years ago

I find womens vintage fashion delightful, don't you? Not to mention its uniqueness.

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Azockie 5 years ago from Colorado

Wow! I love how articulate you are with everything! Thank You!

semi website 5 years ago

Lovely photos and such a great idea. Vintage fashion is so cool

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SweetMarie83 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Great hub! I love that celebrities can make vintage clothing look so cool and chic and let everyone know that vintage will always be in.

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funmontrealgirl 5 years ago from Montreal

I love this hub since I'm into vintage clothing,too.

Weber Genesis E320 5 years ago

I'm sick of hearing about rich celebrities

pop up trundle bed 5 years ago

Lovely photos and such a great idea. I will have to take note of that for future reference. Super duper !

Richard 5 years ago

A very interesting read. Thanks for posting.

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RebeccaMcWattie 5 years ago from London, United Kingdom

if you like Mad Men styles check out http://www.stoptrafficclothing.com

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jojoluvsjon 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

love this hub! I sell vintage clothing andother items on line www.etsy.com/shop/jojoluvsjon. I love wearing vintage clothing!!!!

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Web World Watcher 5 years ago

I know next to nothing about fashion...That's what i love about hubpages. I get the opportunity to become an instant expert about so many things

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jamiesweeney 5 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

I love this hub. It is well written and of course it mentions my favorite celebrities, Drew and Nicole.

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Jennie Demario 5 years ago from Floating in the clouds

I wish I could pull off the vintage look. I'm jealous.

FashionGrl 5 years ago

Great hub topic! If you want to snag vintage styles like these celebs I suggest you check out www.VintageDiggs.com, I have found some great pieces on this site, all authentic vintage!

desiree 5 years ago

Check out rackandsack.com for some great, modern vintage finds!

John molson 4 years ago

I never thought Tracy Ullman was wearing that style, that's a big trend, I found out more women clothing on http://www.kollontai.net

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vkhialani 4 years ago from india

Drew Barrymore looks cute. She looks like someone who can just hang around with.

A no stress person.

milawalker 4 years ago

Vintage dresses fits them and their personality.

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Chris Hugh 4 years ago

Great picture of Barbra Streisand, very elegant and attractive. Nice hub!

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takerecess 4 years ago from USA

I love the vintage look! Thanks for the hub.

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Tina Michael 3 years ago from London, Ontario

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Teena Krieg 3 years ago

Need to add Taylor Swift :)))

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