The VFG welcomes anyone interested in vintage fashion to make full use of our free public resources. Join our community as a Registered Guest “ for access to our Public Forum, where you can post questions about your items and discuss vintage-related topics with like-minded enthusiasts and experts from around the world.
Trade Membership, however, requires a significant level of experience, expertise, and involvement, as outlined in our Code of Practice .
If you believe you fully meet the criteria for Trade Membership outlined in our Code of Practice , please select the appropriate application. All applications are strictly confidential. If accepted for membership, annual dues are $35 per member:
- “ Non-Seller Trade Professional Application (NSP) “ – Use this application if you do not sell vintage fashion at all, but are a designer, stylist, fashion editor or blogger, museum or collection curator, author, researcher, educator, historian, or librarian focused on fashion history. Please note that long-time collectors and enthusiasts may not meet the requirements for Trade Membership.
- “ Brick and Mortar Shop or Stall Application (BMA) “ – This application is for those who ONLY sell from a brick & mortar shop, flea market, antiques mall or market, or other non-Internet, real-world location(s). DO NOT use this application if you also sell online*.
- “ Online Seller Application (OSA) “ – Use this application if you sell online, even if you also have a brick & mortar shop or stall. If you sell online, you MUST* use this application.
- Exception: Current, experienced Brick & Mortar merchants with less than 1 year of online sales experience may use the BMA to apply. Please provide your online shop’s URL in lieu of descriptions of items in your brick & mortar location(s). Your online shop must comply fully with our Code of Practice, and we will still require proof of your sales experience and images of your shop/stall, as outlined in the BMA.
All memberships are equal once application is accepted and all Trade Members are subject to the same expectations of honest representation, and are eligible for all the benefits of VFG membership.
The Vintage Fashion Guild is a non-profit educational organization that does not discriminate in its admission practices for any reason, including race, sex, color, national origin, creed, sexual orientation, or mental or physical disability.