Anyone who has spent hours scouring the racks of one second-hand store after another knows that vintage shopping is a major task. Finding high-quality pieces that not only look fashionable but also come in your size is quite the challenge. If you want to set out on a vintage shopping trip, be prepared to spend hours at multiple shops, with only a slight chance that you’ll find a treasure. And bring snacks, because you’ll likely be exhausted by the end of the day.
But what if we told you there was an easier way? Rather than traipsing across the city from one shop to the next, you could shop some of the best vintage online—all from the comfort of your own home. Finding sartorial treasures while vegging out on the couch in pyjamas? Sounds like a good deal to us.
Thanks to Etsy, we can now leave the hard part to online shop owners who curate and re-sell some of the best vintage items online. Better yet, each of these online shops has its own style and niche aesthetic. While it can be fun to browse through hundreds of blouses hanging on a rack, there’s no denying that it can become overwhelming very quickly.
Now, you can find a shop that fits the aesthetic you’re looking for and go from there. Spoiler alert: It’s much easier. Be warned though, your chances of finding that vintage piece of your dreams just got much better, so don’t blame us if a good portion of your pay cheque ends up going towards some great vintage pieces; it’ll be worth it when you have a killer retro wardrobe.
"Hand selected, eclectic & effortless vintage", Downhouse has something for everyone, stocking everything from puffy sleeves to minimalist tanks.
Passport Vintage has a collection of go-to vintage pieces that would be a great addition to any wardrobe. Not to mention, they have the perfect selection of cool-girl jeans and retro tees.
POMPOM Vintage is your go to for all those one-of-a-kind vintage pieces you've always dreamed of finding. And it's all reasonably priced!
California-based Shop Exile has a huge variety of super cool pieces. If this is your first foray into vintage shopping, this is the perfect place to start.
Used and Confused
Another great go-to for first time vintage shoppers, Used and Confused has it all. From '90s jumpers to unique designer finds, they've got you covered.
We could spend hours scrolling through Vaux Vintage. Everything is so beautiful, it's clear that the pieces sold in this shop are carefully selected, which only makes it easier for you to find something great!
When it comes to fashion, we trust French girls. Which is why we love Paris-based Vintagestar Paris so much. Not to mention, they carry a wide array of fun silhouettes you'd be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.