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ShopCurious.com owner urges shoppers to eschew slavish addiction to high street trends by investing in designer vintage fashion that is better value in the long run

Two trends are converging to put the focus on designer vintage this Christmas: credit crunch shopping and green fashion.

“With the current state of the economy, we hope that more people will eschew so-called disposable high-street fashion in favour of original pieces and unique accessories that can be worn in ten years time and will still look good,” says Susan Muncey, creator and “curator” of ShopCurious.com.

“Stylish fashion that’s original, eclectic or even quirky is not about buying what’s new and different, but about a new and different approach to buying,” says Muncey.

While vintage items may initially seem more expensive than high street bargains, buying something that you believe...

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