I've been looking at a few boards here, looking at ebay, and I have even been out shopping at a few places (Burbank, Eagle Rock, Pasadena, and Melrose). I am trying hard to find good vintage dress (30s to 40s era). When I am out shopping, I find it terribly discouraging because not only is it hard to find clothes that I like, but also that fit (I am looking for a Large to Extra Large), and are affordable. My limit is about 40 dollars (and that's pretty much including tax). I would go to a thrift store, but sometimes those can be hit or miss. I think especially since vintage is so popular, the good dresses get taken very quickly.
Also, when I am shopping for a dress, what are some tips to keep in mind? I found that when I am shopping, there always seems to be a blending of the eras. I bought a purse one time that was labeled as 1940s, but through further research I believe it to be more 1950s to 1960s. In that case it was okay because I love my purse no matter what. I am always really hesitant to believe the labeling in stores. I found that this happens a lot on ebay. Help! I am so confused.
I am also very sorry for posting a question like this similar in another board. Nobody got back to me there, so I wasn't sure if it was an old thread that nobody visits anymore.