7 Online Vintage Shops That Curate All the Best for You
To walk into a vintage shop and hit what I like to call the ‘thrift jackpot’, you must have: A. a sharp eye and B. plenty of patience. Though scanning the racks can be thrilling and a perfect Saturday morning activity for some, it can also take up a ton of time and still leave you empty-handed. Luckily, a plethora of online vintage shops have popped into existence as of late, so you don’t have to experience what I call, the ‘thrift defeat’.
Due to the introduction of these exclusively vintage Instagram accounts & sites, shopping for both designer and low-key secondhand clothing has never been easier. You can now find a carefully-curated collection of vintage from the comfort of your computer or phone. Though you will often find these shops to be more expensive than what you’d find on your Saturday morning thrifting trips, the buyer’s put a lot of their time and resources into sourcing the best of the best. And it shows.
Keep reading for 7 online shops that will ensure you hit the thrift jackpot. Happy thrifting!
1. Good Shop Bad Shop
One of my top-picks is this DM-ready Instagram shop that has almost 100k followers… for good reason. Though the prices are a bit loftier, the pieces are exactly what you go in to thrift shops looking for, but don’t always find. Think silk button-downs, oversized blazers, chunky pullovers & perfectly pleated pants. If you do see something that calls to you, be hasty, as their pieces don’t stick around long.
Let’s be real, European vintage is the best vintage—but, not all of us are lucky enough to hop on a plane over there to scour the racks. Luckily, this French shop brings their most-loved finds to the masses through their (v cute) website and Instagram. Working closely with independent stores throughout Europe, the company releases newly-sourced collections every month, which include the ‘french-girl-uniform’ must-haves of: basket bags, delicate cotton blouses & dainty, floral dresses.
3. nanin vintage
Na Nin Vintage has a great ability of instilling 90’s nostalgia with oversized tunics, silk blouses, chunky knits & high-waisted pants—that some of us are only lucky enough to get passed down from our parents. Super minimal is the name of their vintage game, while ‘easy-to-shop’ is how they conduct their business; simply DM the team on Instagram when you want to make a purchase. If you're the first to send your email & zip code, the gently-loved item is yours.
4. shop preservation
Vintage buyer Nicole Lorenson really did us all a favor when she decided to share her talent with the world by opening up a brick-and-mortar shop called Preservation. If you can’t get to Des Moines, head to their website for a collection of unique vintage, as well as some consciously-made modern pieces, accessories & home goods thrown in the mix. The vintage is the stand-out but the additional variety really works for the brand.
5. boheme goods
You know it’s a good collection when the curator adorns herself with the very pieces she’s hand-selected. Sarah Shabacon lives & breathes her vintage shop; everything she picks is something she would wear herself, dress her adorable kids in or furnish her house with. If you love earthy tones, magical preloved vintage & the bohemian aesthetic that she has manifested, bookmark this website right now.
6. Elia Vintage
Calling all femme wear fans! Elia Vintage is rimming with one-of-a-kind pieces that drop daily on the website. Though they are rich in minimalist separates, you also won’t be hard pressed to find slinky silk skirts and leather bodysuits. There’s also been some sightings of incredibly vintage Dior & Versace, so following their instagram for updates is strongly encouraged.
7. Shop future
Though a vintage crepe pantsuit is super fun, most days we want to veg in paper-thin vintage tees and perfectly-worn Levi’s. LA-based Shop Future is the store for those days. You’ll consistently find 70’s ringer tees, as well as bright tanks touting different tourist destinations, in addition to an incredible curation of vintage 501’s.