Mar 11, 2014 Let's Chat! Are you a vintage purist? Be honest... are you a vintage purist? Or do you let the occasional reproduction sneak into your collection or home? Sometimes it takes an expert eye to differentiate the real thing from a repro- and even we've been fooled a time or two! Do you think it matters? If you love it, do you care if it's real or not? Maybe there are specific items you are picky about and some you let slide by without authenticity. If that's the case- what are the items you are particular about and which are ok to be reproduced in your opinion? Here at KINASSAUER.COM, we love good junk and obviously prefer vintage items- but they aren't always available. If we've scoured the flea market and can't find the vintage item we are looking for, we generally think that items reproduced to be used in their original manner are ok (example: a repro of a cast iron door stop that you'll actually use as a door stop!). We also let items like wicker or metal baskets, lockers or locker baskets slide by as repros. They can be super cute & functional. Where we say "NO" are projects that have been reproduced (example: these vintage suitcase shelves would NOT be as cool if they weren't the real deal!). We're also not a fan of items being reproduced if you're using them as decorative accessories (example: a pulley on a stand is MUCH more impactful if you use a real vintage pulley as opposed to a reproduced pulley!). WHAT DO YOU THINK??? -The KI NASSAUER Team PS Can you guess if our vintage dog (above) is real or repro?