Our collection of vintage quotes capture the style and class of all things that are timeless. Vintage refers to an original – usually between 20 and 100 years – that is rare and valued.
On the other hand, retro describes a new product or service that imitates something of value from the past.
Both vintage and retro objects recognize the importance and value of the past. Enjoy these good vintage quotes.
Best Vintage Quotes
It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new.
Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Be batty, be vintage, and be proud.
What I always loved about vintage clothes is that you let the woman who wore them before you live on in some way.
The essence of art is to produce the modern idea under an antique form.
One of the more fulfilling joys of this wacky world we call vintage is in the interesting artifacts we find, but the most rewarding aspect is the fabulous people met along the way.
We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.
I would like to take the opportunity to show my appreciation for the many men and women who have given us what we have today by buying, saving, storing, and preserving their past.
Funny Vintage Quotes
In the fashion industry, everything goes retro except the prices.
To ‘choose’ dogma and faith over doubt and experience is to throw out the ripening vintage and to reach greedily for the Kool-Aid.
Everything I buy is vintage and smells funny. Maybe that’s why I don’t have a boyfriend.
Better one bite at forty, of truths bitter rind, than the hot wine that gushed from the vintage of twenty.
All of a sudden, Hulk Hogan has become retro. Hulk Hogan has become cool again. So to come out and to hear how loud the fans are. To hear how loyal the fans are, it’s truly overwhelming. I just can’t believe I’ve been reborn in the WWE.
My old vintage designs are so popular now. I must have been on to something.
One of the things that attract me to vintage and antique things is they have stories, and even if I don’t know the stories, I make them up.
Mary Kay Andrews
I am here. I am awake. Now don’t push it.
A Vintage Ad
Retro is a symptom of a generation that is too lazy to innovate.
Whose idea was it to replace the chrome knobs and push buttons on car radios with ‘touch screens’?
Mark S. Bacon
I like styling girls that don’t normally dress in vintage clothes and don’t normally wear red lipstick; I like seeing those kinds of girls restyled in a retro way.
Dita Von Teese
Vinyl is the real deal. I’ve always felt like until you buy the vinyl record, you don’t really own the album. And it’s not just me or a little pet thing or some kind of retro romantic thing from the past. It is still alive.
I like very girly, retro-inspired, feminine, floral things. I’m not very edgy.
There’s nothing cooler than a good-fitting, worn-in pair of Wrangler jeans, so it’s great that with the new Retro line, my fans can go out and rock the same styles that I love.
Even though there’s the stuff that I really like that is just a retro sort of style or whatever, I feel like what I’m most excited by is new mixes of things.
I really like the retro look. My regular clothing, I like to always keep it classy and I like to kind of be more dressed up more of the time. I’m not really someone you see in sweatpants a lot.
I have a retro feel to my work, to my person, but I also have a futuristic view of what’s possible. We can have people in pop that have more diverse looks and attitudes.
Any brand that attempts to live off a retro appeal is only going through a short second life cycle.
Cool Vintage Quotes
I have eclectic taste, and I love vintage style mixed with glamour and old-world charm.
I love history… everything is inspired by history, so that’s why I love vintage and antiques.
I like old movies, screwball comedies, vintage clothes, and, basically, I’m an old-fashioned gal.
Vintage clothes became increasingly popular in the late 20th century as contemporary fashion developed a less prescriptive, more individualistic approach and favored a customized referential look.
O’Hara Callan and Glover 2008:268
I’ve always loved fashion so much and I didn’t have access to the kind of fashion I really wanted, so I would do vintage shopping.
My style is quite clean, vintage, and almost French in a way.
India de Beaufort
The thing about being vintage is that it never goes out of fashion.
Anthony T. Hincks
How about the homeowners who combined rusty iron newel posts with wooden spindles in their new home for instant vintage charm.
Brian D. Coleman
In the souls of the people, the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage.
Good Vintage Quotes
Everything I do is unfabulous. I’m the most normal person. I love walking everywhere, and going to hole-in-the-wall places, like nail shops, because they do the best job. And I go to vintage stores rather than high-end boutiques because I like to dress differently from other people.
Fortunately, I own a vintage brain, and I am alive and well in the 21st century, still making records, still working at an intense pace, and, most of all, still having fun doing it.
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord: He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; He hath lost the faithful lightning of his terrible swift sword; His truth is marching on.
Julia Ward Howe
Luckily I don’t have to buy shoes anymore, because I design them! I’m off tour, so I can dive in and create the shoes that I want for my line. But okay, I did buy a pair of vintage combat boots because they were so beaten up – I had to have them.
I do a lot of vintage, of course, but I really feel so particular about clothing. I think it stems from acting like, if I’m not wearing the proper shoes for a character, I feel totally off.
I have been obsessed with seamed stockings my whole life, and I would collect vintage ones that were made in the ’40s and ’50s with the authentic styling of the keyhole, the welt, the reinforced toe, and heels, French or Cuban heels, and hand-stitched seams.
Dita Von Teese
Short Vintage Quotes
She’s an old soul with young eyes, a vintage heart, and a beautiful mind.
There’s a vintage that comes with age and experience.
Jon Bon Jovi
I’ve always loved vintage and I never like to have something someone else has.
The best way to look stylish on a budget is to try second-hand, bargain hunting, and vintage.
Black and white, oldest of the vintages, newest of the last season.
Short boughs, long vintage.
It’s not about retro or modern; it’s about this note or that note, which sounds better?
Vintage never fits the way you think it will.
Vintage is my vocabulary… like the notes of a musician.
I love vintage and prints.
I am more vintage than I am high fashion.
Skating is now retro and hip.
I don’t use emojis. I go vintage.
Reading is what people did before YouTube, and I love retro stuff!
No amount of vintage dresses gives you dignity.
My advice to new artists is to embrace a broader concept of timelessness than vintage or retro.
We love curating; we love discovering new products and vintage pieces.
I’m definitely a vintage collector. I have a wardrobe of core basics that I like to spice up with different colors, new accessories, and I love to try on new things to invite something different. I find, with every new stage of my life, my self-image shifts with new duties and responsibilities, and so does my fashion style.
It makes me cross when I hear people say, ‘It’s so last season.’ I always say, ‘It’s vintage.’
I believe that the responsibility of the winemaker is to take that fruit and get it into the bottle as the most natural and purest expression of that vineyard, of the grape varietal or blend, and of the vintage.
Robert M. Parker, Jr.
One of my favorite places I’ve visited is Havana, Cuba. On my way home from Costa Rica, I did a week in Havana. The colors, the music, the beautiful men and the cars! I love vintage and antique cars and own a couple myself.
What’s Old is New
When you buy a piece of vintage clothing you’re not just buying the fabric and thread – you’re buying a piece of someone’s past.
You are but a tiny cluster upon the vines of heaven, where the grapes are worlds; yet you hold the power to ripen your bitter berries and add to the eternal vintage of cosmic sweetness if so you will.
Always have old, vintage memories, and young hopes.
The minute you think that the past was better, your present is second hand, and yourself becomes vintage – it’s okay for clothes not that great for people.
Antique jewelry, all other things being equal, increases in value as time goes on, and it has proved to be a good investment.
Rose Leiman Goldemberg
Nothing beats the value of vintage! Why settle for ‘retro’ when you can have the real thing.
Retro and Vintage Captions
- Life’s too short to wear boring clothes.
- This vintage mirror says I look cute today.
- Bad choices make good stories.
- Wow, so ~vintage~.
- This mirror makes me feel like I’m living in a different era.
- The past beats inside me like a second heart.
- I guess everybody thinks about old times, even the happiest people.
- You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
- One is always at home in one’s past.
- Just reflecting and stuff.
- If we could only turn back time.
- Young at age; old at soul.
- This is a vintage goods fan account now.
- Vintage never goes out of fashion.
- Hi, should I start my own online thrift store? Yes, or yes?
- I’m a sucker for a gold frame and dusty edit.
By Jill Johnson
Jill writes on pop culture, entertainment, and fashion.
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