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Cupcakes, bunting and pre-loved treasures coming to a village hall close to you soon.

The rise of vintage from fashion to furniture has been documented on blogs plus the media .

But as more businesses rebrand second-hand as shabby chic will retro style drop out of favour?

"Even in the event you turn back 2-3 years you employed to get real bargains. You could bid on old furniture on eBay and get it for 99p, now the same merchandise is £60 or £70," says Estelle Riley.

Ms Riley sells "shabby chic" furniture and accessories inside the West Midlands over the business she co-owns, The Secret Garden.

But recently the popularity of vintage is mainly responsible for its problems.

"We employed to head to charity shops and grab furniture for beside just you cannot make it happen now," she said.

One of Collette Costello's designs
Image captionThe 1950s were characterised by fun fashion trends

Initially people bought second-hand furniture and restored it given it was all they might afford.

But they begun to like the old-fashioned look and sought after pieces that might be painted or distressed to recreate the vintage look at home.

And regardless of the challenges in seeking out a bargain she believes vintage is still increasing.

"We only create the company in February but we've noticed vintage fairs are getting to be really popular," she said.

But vintage could turned into a victim of the success, based on Collette Costello.

The Manchester-based designer creates clothes and bags depending on designs from your past.

She said: "The companies are transforming into a bit saturated. Quite often a celebration will say it can be vintage however you go to see they've adopted the term vintage to offer second hand."

Vintage means representing the high-quality products of the past including designer clothing or classic cars - but to many people it has become a catch-all term for something that looks old - get the job done item itself is new.

'Become wise'

"I sell stuff that's within the type of vintage but everything I make is brand-new. Too many people take shoddy goods and selling them as vintage - the standard is certainly going down," she said.

"Consumers will not be thinking about two years time as prices climb and people become cognizant of it."

Charity Oxfam launched its vintage section on the web and saw sales through its website shoot up by 400%.

Collette Costello
Image captionCollette Costello thinks the vintage marketplace is becoming saturated

The service, which allows Oxfam's 700 shops to publish vintage items for sale online, was set up three years ago following your charity noticed more people were typing the term "vintage" in to the website's search box.

Caroline Swarbrick, Oxfam's trading events manager, said the charity ensured volunteers knew what genuine vintage was and didn't label things as vintage if they were just used.

"We're really careful to talk to our volunteers and tell them retro means retrospective, therefore it is made inside style of a certain era, whereas vintage is anything over 2 decades old, so no later than the 80s.

"If it's over a century old then it is antique."

Just three weeks ago your website recorded its highest ever sales turning over £4,000 in one week.

The charity even features a vintage shop in Manchester - Oxfam Originals - and boutiques scattered round the UK which sell vintage goods.

Whether vintage is still on the rise or beginning decline, everyone agrees items through the 1950s are still the biggest draw for the people seeking some slack from economic doom and gloom.

Ms Costello said: "A lots of fabric was adopted in skirts and the product quality was high - shops wouldn't make skirts that way now because they would cost excess amount.

The 50s style speaks a lot to women's endless fixation on body shapeCatherine Wright, Hepwrights Boutique

"There was an exuberance concerning the 50s. After the war people didn't start out too seriously - we look back into it being a more fun time."

Catherine Wright thinks another reason to the appeal could be the hourglass shape of 1950s women's clothing.

The vintage boutique owner, who sells clothes and collectibles from her Southampton shop, said: "If you take a look at High Street fashion it has been slouchy sportswear for a long time.

"Fashion very naturally swings and yes it was time for the check out keep coming back.

"The 50s style speaks a lot to women's endless fixation on physique - it is rather popular with wear a large skirt that may help make your bottom disappear."

But despite the rise of vintage threatening to flood the market, she said she was not concerned.

"It's type of inevitable how the bubble will burst but vintage is still here because those will still be thinking about beautiful old things."

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