Vintage Disney items tend to be highly collectible, so when you need to know how to find vintage Disney T-shirts, you generally have to be creative. While you might find "vintage-style" Disney T-shirts in big box stores, you are not going to find true vintage Disney collectibles in a big-box store. Check Vintage Disney T-shirt labels for cotton and cotton blends, and feel the fabric, if possible, to check for a thick feeling. True vintage Disney T-shirts will normally be made of fairly thick, tightly knitted cotton or cotton blend fabric. Also, check the labels looking for the authentic Disney trademark.
To find vintage Disney T-shirts the things you need are:
- Computer with Internet access
- Disney magazines
- Visit local thrift shops and consignment shops. Some shops will categorize Disney items on one rack, making it easy to find vintage Disney T-shirts, while others will require sorting through racks or bins of T-shirts to find Disney collectibles.
- Search the Internet using your favorite search engine. Visit auction sites, private seller websites, and tee shirt recycling websites. Use the terms "vintage Disney T-shirts", "Disney memorabilia", and "Disney collectibles", because you never know how a seller might classify their vintage Disney T-shirts. Adding search terms that are broader increase the chance of finding rare vintage Disney T-shirts.
- Read the newspaper classified sale ads and the ads in the back of Disney magazines. These are easy to overlook, but important sources for finding rare and collectible Disney items. If you find an ad describing the vintage shirts you are looking for, use the contact information provided in the ad to reach the seller.