Here’s a link to a site specializing in vintage powder compact restoration and repair. Geoff does beautiful work!
Heres a step by step guide on how to refill a vintage compact from Apartment Therapy!
afaintlight asked: Where is a good place to start looking for vintage compacts? And do u have any tips on restoring and replacing powders/sifters?
I’m always hunting on eBay and etsy, but there are lots of other great sites that have shop sections specializing in vintage vanity items.
As for restoring compacts, there is a man out of the UK that does beautiful work. I can’t recall his name, but you can easily find him by searching online. I posted a tutorial months back about how to refill a compact, I wish there was an easy way to search older posts on tumblr. I’m sure if you google that as well, you’ll find good info.
Refilling requires alcohol, talc, and a little palate knife. Easy peasy.
Hope that helps a bit :)