Benefits of Membership
The Vintage Fashion Guild ™(VFG) is an international collective of people who are passionate and knowledgeable about vintage clothing. Founded in 2002 by a group of online vintage sellers, the group now also includes retail (brick-and-mortar) vintage sellers, stylists, designers, fashion editors, writers, journalists, vintage related bloggers, curators, researchers, historians and librarians of fashion history. The web site is our meeting place, and a place for the general public to explore many aspects of vintage fashion.
All Vintage Fashion Guild trade members are entitled to use the VFG logo,
a symbol of trust and integrity for your clients.
VFG trade members have access to our private Member Only forums where we run free marketing promotions,
such as our Fresh Vintage and our seasonally themed Vintage Parades each and every week.
These weekly events are then cross-promoted with our social media, such as facebook and pinterest,
as well as on our own VFG blog, for even more exposure for our member’s inventory, books, events and sales.
(with over 22,000 followers on our main facebook page, that’s a LOT of added exposure!)
In our Members’ Only private forums, we have loads of discussions that not only help with accurately dating and identifying vintage fashion, they also provide members with additional ways to research and learn.
Trade members also have the opportunity to add themselves to our VFG Member Directory,
which helps visitors to our website find quality vintage shops both online and in the real world. Our directory is divided by country to provide a quick and easy guide for any traveling vintie, and it also includes links to our member’s social media, as well. .
It is free to join us on our public forums as a “friend” of the VFG but if you are an experienced, professional seller, or are a vintage fashion professional in another field such as writing or museum work then you may want to take the next step and apply for trade membership.
Here is what some of our current members have to say about VFG membership:
Bang for the Buck!
“I spend a small fortune annually on books about vintage, but here, ultimately, is where I do most of my learning. It’s an amazing resource and community, worth far more to me than the $35 I invest to belong!” Cur.io Vintage
“When I think of all the advertising & promotion The Vintage Fashion Guild does, as a whole and for individual members, what the VFG membership seal represents in the vintage community, the camaraderie and professional advice I get here, the resources the guild provides & how much those cost to maintain (forums, label resource, etc) and the plain old FUN I have, I think it’s well worth the money.” Laura
“Being just shy of $3.00 a month, I feel it’s the best bargain around. There are so many benefits and there’s not a day that goes by that I do not learn something here.” The Merchants of Vintage
“The things I have learned here — from vintage information to tips on really obscure things to look for to sell that have nothing to do with vintage but garner good money — have literally earned me thousands of dollars over the last few years.” Cosmic Cowgirl
“I love reading the posts here: every day I learn something more and I love that the forums are a resource of people who know all sorts of things that I do and do not know. As a trader, I need access to that information, and the results are very rapid here.” Circa Vintage Clothing
“The VFG is the go to anytime like minds need help with their vintage fashion. Anytime someone is mentioned to be a VFG member they are instantly regarded as a highly educated and knowledgeable vintage fashion professional. The VFG is a widely recognized vintage fashion organization that people trust!” Caryn
“After participating in the VFG’s free weekly promotions, our shop traffic always increases and often we have sold that item (or more), which far out-price our annual dues of only $35! For less than a penny a day, this is by far the best marketing investment we make for our business!” The Vintage Merchant