Over the years, many people have asked me that very question.In general,vintage refers to something that is between 20 to 100 years old. Antique on the other hand,is over 100 years old (as defined by United States Customs Service). What I love about buying vintage items is you are helping the environment by going green. Vintage items are popular as they are unique,classic and timeless. You are also supporting the local economy when you buy vintage products.Vintage items are not commonly produced any more. They are now in some cases, considered collectibles. How to tell if something is Vintage:Look at the logo or brand and if you do not readily recognize the brand name ,it might be vintage.