Buying vintage clothes is one of the best ways to find pieces with style and quality for far less than you'd pay today. But often they have that tell-tale smell emitting from them. The fix for that vintage funk is a lot closer than you think. "All you have to do is mix one part vodka with two parts water in a spray bottle," says Janie Bryant, the costume designer for Mad Men. "It works every time—that's the power of vodka for you." From www.valetmag.com
A stuck zipper will cause you unnecessary frustration with vintage clothes. Take some lip balm and run it along the teeth, above and below the slider. Then pull it up and quickly down. No Chapstick? Rub the tip of a No.2 pencil on the track.