The best online stores for Vintage and Second Hand shopping
Updated: Jun 20, 2022
Ditch the high-street and head online to find a sustainable, unique and fairly priced vintage alternative from trusted vintage and second hand shops from all corners of the world!
We have listed the best online Vintage and Second Hand shops (in no particular order) according to fashion insiders at ELLE, WhoWhatWear and Marie Claire. Click on the links listed below to get straight to the segment you are interested in, or keep reading for the full list.
Online Vintage Marketplaces
Founded in 2009, Vestiaire Collective offers both high-end vintage designer pieces and unlabelled, rare finds at reasonable prices. The platform allows community members to ask questions about pieces and negotiate prices. I recommend checking out its range of vintage jewelry and handbags since these pieces often retain their value and are universally flattering. For a small fee, Vestiaire's team authenticates your item before it's shipped, so you'll never receive a replica.
What once began as a site that guaranteed the authenticity of luxury bags in Paris have bloomed into a global business with sellers in 48 countries and over 3,000 items uploaded daily.
Founded in 2015, Open for Vintage offers a wide collection of luxury vintage from the exclusive boutiques all over the world. When shopping via Open for Vintage you support their independent vintage boutique partners that quality check and authenticate their own products. Open for Vintage offers an authenticity guarantee, as well as 14-day free returns.
A vintage-hunter’s idea of heaven, 1stDibs curates online vintage clothing, fine art, furniture and jewellery from across Europe and America. With over one million exclusive pieces, sourced from their trusted network of sellers and vetted by in-house experts 1stDibs have a pretty solid offering. You can interact with the sellers throughout all stages of the transaction and negotiate prices and potential customization. Since the platform mainly offers exclusive and luxury pieces, this is a place for serious shoppers with a larger budget to spend.
Currently houses hundreds of separate vintage boutiques, offering fairly priced vintage and retro pieces. If you're on the hunt for the perfect pair of authentic Levi's jeans, '80s party dress or old-school sportswear, this is the place to be.
Farfetch brings together boutiques from all over the world, and has a whole section of the website dedicated to Vintage representing some of the best vintage and second hand stores in the world. Head straight for the Vintage section to see all products listed, or use their filters to find specific vintage treasures.
Born out of founder Julie Wainwright’s kitchen, The RealReal has become one of the largest consignment businesses in the world, with brick-and-mortar locations in Los Angeles and New York City in addition to the online shop. All items are authenticated by experts to ensure that you’re getting what you’re paying for and the pieces are most often in new to pristine condition. The RealReal sends a portion of the sale to the person listing the item, so while you’re treating yourself to a luxury piece, you’re also helping someone else.
"Sell what you don’t wear or hunt for rare finds". While not everything on Vinted is vintage, you will find this buying, selling and swapping community with over 37 million users provides some serious hidden gems. Download the app or head to the site to start your treasure hunt today.
Depop is Poshmark's edgier little sister. What started out as a social network quickly turned into a global marketplace and is now essentially a buying and selling app for Gen Z-ers to discover unique items. Thee website allows you to "meet" sellers and explore all different kinds of vintage categories such as "retro" and "modern thrift."The social network roots still shine though in the ability to "follow" a seller's Depop profile just like you would do on Instagram. With a global community of over 15 million plus users, you'll be sure to score some vintage finds.
You might just see Poshmark as an easy way to get rid of every day clothes. However, their vintage section is surprisingly amazing. Sellers list everything from vintage jewelry to hand-knit crochet sweaters. You can shop vintage on Poshmark in one of two ways: Through the vintage tag or by following specific sellers. With a seemingly endless supply of listings, you can get lost treasure hunting for hours.
Online Vintage Boutiques
This Paris-based website focuses on the best vintage clothing pieces from past collections, including Celine, Chloe and more. The shop offers features like digital authentication and repair services alongside collector sales of brands such as Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière and vintage YSL. They also list editor picks from fashion industry greats like Melanie Ward and Jenke Ahmed Tailly.
Offers one of the largest selections of vintage shoes online with everything from Stuart Weitzman mules to Jil Sander booties. Their range of designer handbags is also amazing, with Prada bags for under $300. Their clothing selection mainly consists of feminine basics in a range of hues from neutrals to bright orange and pinks. In addition to vintage clothing and accessories, the website sells organic beauty products from Wildcare, an indie beauty brand created and housed in Oregon. I AM THAT is your destination for cool-girl essentials to keep you on trend and on-budget.
This New York City-based online retailer specializes in curating and collecting vintage luxury, with a heavy focus on high end accessories. Basically a fashion girl's heaven, where lately we've seen a resurgence of '90s-inspired pieces. From bucket hats to itty-bitty sunglasses to nylon bags. To stay informed on when and what new pieces are dropping on its site, follow their Instagram account where they post new listings weekly and allows you shop directly on the app.
Made a name for itself as the destination for rare vintage finds. It first opened in 1993 in NYC and has become the go-to spot for celebrities like Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian. The perfect place to start if you’re looking to invest in a classic bag or piece of jewelry for less than retail price. Their selection of accessories is amazing, so get ready to treat yourself to that dream bag!
Founded in 2009 by twins Morgan and Samantha Elias, the brand has become one of New York’s most popular second hand destinations. The sisters founded the brand after their friends repeatedly asked about their one-of-a-kind, reworked, clothes. The store is best known for its collection of perfectly worn-in band tees, varsity sweatshirts, and sports jackets. Each item is unique thanks to the brands in house design team that redesigns second hand items. Every item is unique, but you can request similar looks to those already sold.
10% of every purchase is donated to charities like Autism Speaks and The Make A Wish Foundation.
Founded in 2016, this vintage line repurposes and reconstructs one of a kind vintage pieces from around the world. The founder Sami Miro says; “Our one-of-one reconstructed vintage pieces were only an introduction to the Sami Miro Vintage vision, and now, with our first collection, you can see the spark of our brand identity."
Pushing eco-conscious boundaries is the foundation of Sami Miro Vintage. Rooted in the radical environmentalist movement from the 1960’s, the collection ECOTERROR alludes to their prominent support for the betterment of the planet.
Established in 2018, Retold curates online vintage clothing for fashion conscious women who love a modern aesthetic and want to shop sustainably without compromising style and time. Everything is handpicked by owner Clare Lewis, and there is a bridal section of alternative collection of vintage separates for all your wedding needs.
Many vintage fans has spent hours of sifting through the racks at one of Beyond Retro's many stores. The brands buyers often tap into trends before they've even begun so expect to find the online store stacked with items you didn't even know were cool yet. The site also offers returns on most items, which is still a rarity in the online vintage world.
Think of Elia Vintage as your friend with the amazing closet you can borrow from. The founder, Amber Glaspie, wanted to create a vintage shop that exemplified her personal style: L.A. style staples, like silk slip dresses mixed with brighter statement pieces. The shop is an eclectic mix of easy silhouettes from the 70's and 90's, as well as some antique jewelry from the '30s. Follow their Instagram account for some L.A. vintage luxe sartorial inspiration.
A curated collection of vintage and second hand clothing. Established in 2020 by Kim who previously worked for fashion heavy weights like Stella McCartney and Emilia Wickstead, the name is a nod to her mother, whose 70's and 80's wardrobe shaped her style.
Expect statement sleeves, bold florals and rare designer pieces giving you vibrant color palettes, tasteful prints and strong silhouettes. Highlights include a 90's pastel gingham vintage Escada blazer, a 80's hot pink floral Frank Usher mini, a 70's sheer emerald green ruffled maxi and the showstopper, and an on trend 70's daisy floral lurex maxi.
This New York City-based shop was a pioneer for online vintage shopping when launched in 2014. The Break's online shop specializes in higher-end and contemporary vintage pieces, so keep your eyes peeled for unique Anne Klein separates or a classic pair of Manolo Blahniks. Pro tip: Check the company's website and Instagram pages regularly for flash sales.
A German vintage store that opened in 2018. Founded by Dóra Földes, Grus Grus specializes in natural fabrics n neutral colors with modern trend-driven edits. "Fashion trends go around in circles, and most of it already existed before." Földes told ELLE UK. "Why buy newly produced pieces, when you can find it all vintage?"
Working with over 350 thrift and consignment shop owners across France, Imparfaite is a treasure trove of vintage pieces specializing in low to mid price separates like Austrian cardigans and Levi's jeans. If you're worried about feeling overwhelmed by their daily vintage drops, they offer monthly edits by different "muses" providing a more curated edit. If you are on the hunt for a specific style or item, the website allows you to filter by size, material and quality.
Founded by Stacey Nishimoto, this Instagram first vintage store has been described as "magical", and it's obvious why. Nishimoto's carefully curated vintage and second hand pieces seem taken straight out of a dollhouse, in the best way possible. If you're looking for a show stopping party dress, head to their website asap.
This is your go-to for budget friendly, fun second hand pieces. "Sustainability is at the core of everything we do, from washing the garments to shipping out orders." Dirty Disco's 29-year-old founder told ELLE UK. The aim of the store is to make shopping for sustainable fashion as easy as possible, so that their customers can shop without any guilt.
Rokit started with a stall in London's iconic Camden Market in 1986, specializing in vintage denim thrifted from American cowboys. The demand was so fierce that within weeks the stall was exchanged for a two storey shop on the high street and the Rokit vintage brand was born. With clothes for all genders and children from the 20's to 80's, Rokit is a treasure trove of vintage and retro gems. The site is so easy to use with a very nifty search-by-era tool.
Second Stories After working for over 15 years in the fashion industry, 36-year-old Nicci Fletcher opened her vintage shop, Second Stories, to reflect her personal shopping preferences. A massive clear out of her own wardrobe proved her most treasured items had lived a life before her, so in July 2019 she began sourcing and selling mid price pieces from Laura Ashley to Aquascutum.
The small french, mid to high priced vintage shop every one online is currently swooning over. "For us, Bonsergent Studio isn’t just a shop." Co-founders Ben and Cris detailed to ELLE UK. "It’s about doing what we love, offering things that we would wear ourselves, that we would buy, and being able to do it in the way that we want to. Our vintage collections are selected by shape, color and material. and the quality of each piece and where it was made is essential to us."
Kendall Jenner and Selena Gomez are just two of many A-listers who buy their vintage eyewear form this shop. From nerdy, geek-chic specs to incredible 1950’s Lucite sunnies, the Vintage Frames shop has a lot of stock to offer. They ship worldwide and offer a new collection inspired by archive silhouettes made with interchangeable colored lenses.
One of Margate's most treasured vintage boutiques has an online shop, so you can grab a slice of Kent-based Peony Vintage wherever you are. Georgie Roberton has created a compact collection of budget friendly pieces that more often than not celebrate color and magical prints.
US-based Devore Vintage is full of clothes you dream of owning. Whilst far from cheap, the quality of curation speaks for itself. "I provide a unique experience for my customers, through the use of Shopable editorials and photographic storytelling." Devore Vintage owner Hannah Conzelman Joseph told ELLE UK. "I only sell garments that I would wear, and style with all of my own antique jewellery and mix in current designer pieces. My main goal is to showcase my antique collection so as to be functional and relevant in present day."
A holy grail for a bunch of fashion lovers, the store dubs itself as "the best vintage site in the world". Pieces are regularly lent to A-listers like Kaitlyn Dever and Tracee Ellis Ross, but you can contact owner Cherie herself to buy part of her amazing high-end collection. The items do have a price tag to match though, so come prepared with a generous vintage shopping budget.
The cult second hand store, run by Holly Watkins, that have existed in various forms for over a decade. Now a famed Instagram account, website and brick and mortar shop, One Scoop runs the gamut of second hand and vintage pieces, with £10 high-street items to £100+ designer treasures.
Notable for their retro aesthetic and hyped-up drops this is one of the most delightful and highly-curated vintage shops online. Setting you back around the same price as a Ganni dress, Another Matinee provides the perfect, unique and sustainable alternative to a conventional summer dress.
As part of Selfridges sustainability initiative, they launched Resellfridges, a permanent online platform providing new ways to shop (and sell) pre-loved, vintage, collectable and archive products, in collaboration with 20+ brand partners including Levi’s, Barbour, Dukes Cupboard and more. Selfridges, hand-picks pieces from all over the globe, helping you to make your wardrobe unique and earth-conscious. Launched 2020 as part of Project Earth, RESELLFRIDGES provides a new way to find covetable, authenticated clothing and accessories.
You are very safe in Stella’s hands. Having worked at Levi’s, Marks & Spencer, Topshop and own a stall at Portobello Market, which was frequently visited by Kate Moss and Stella McCartney amongst others, she set up The Stellar Boutique bursting with one-off gems from designers and artists from all over the world. You can spend hours of your life pouring over Stella’s cleverly curated collections.
Recommended by our lovely reader Kingsinnapartment - By the Moon offers a highly curated selection of "vintage and antique clothing for the dreamers". The shop is run by Vittoria, who specializes in premium vintage and antique womenswear with a distinctive romantic, bohemian feel. As told by Vittoria herself: By the Moon is a creatively inclusive space where many of my passions come together - from period clothing to Victorian novels, from my native Italy to France, where I spent many years growing up, via Ireland - where I now live. Check out her weekly vintage drops - every Friday!
Looking for colorful, quirky or simply very unique vintage and second hand clothes? Then Vinokilo is the place for you! The store, which originated from a single vintage market selling clothing from a closing-down sale, carries a wide range of vintage and second hand pieces for both men and women. Here you can find anything from the most perfectly worn-in Harley Davidson tee, to a rare 90s Armani floral dress, with a million styles in between.
A big thank you to Kingsinnapartment for this great store recommendation 😍
A store to bookmark if you like gold earrings, neutral tailored separates, cosy knitwear and "ugly" shoes. View the entire collection on Etsy and be amazed by the number of shining reviews they have received.
Run by Kimberley Nicolson-Moelle, Strobe is a high-end collection of largely '70s pieces. "Everything I choose is a reflection of me and my character. It must be one of a kind, rare." Nicolson-Moelle explained to ELLE UK. "I take inspiration from music culture and street style and try to find the vintage equivalent. I love mixing modern with vintage to give that individual edge."
If you wear your heart on your sleeve, look no further than romantic vintage store The Faraway. Run by 33-year-old Kelsey Burns in Canada, The Faraway features dreamy silk slips and perfect old denim for a mid-range price point. Burns often source while on the road and photographs each piece in a thoughtful way.
A favorite among the Who What Wear UK team. Based in the U.S., its 90's-tinged, super-minimal aesthetic feels right for fashion lovers across the globe. DM the team on Instagram when you want to make a purchase. If you're the first to message and pay, you'll get the piece!
Possibly the most joyful account on Instagram, Darling + Vintage sees owner Cassie O’Neill dancing in her vibrant vintage finds. "When I started Darling + Vintage I had the mindset that I wanted to sell vintage in a contemporary way, by bringing fun and personality to my store." 39 year-old O'Neill told ELLE UK. "I really think the dancing helps my customers see how each item moves."
A minimalist's dream, Retold sells crisp and on-trend mid to high priced pieces in mint condition. If you're looking for cool AF workwear or even a bridesmaid dress, look no further.
Minimalist vintage? Yes please. Atijo is the store for everyone who hates the idea of 80’s Laura Ashley dresses. Founded by four London based stylists and creatives Anu Odugbesan, Caitlin Moriarty, Londiwe Ncube and Safiya Yekwai, Atijo Store is vintage shopping for the truly cool spanning homeware, womenswear and menswear. Currently sold exclusively on Instagram, the brand offers paired back designs like oversized Balmain blazers and Yves Saint Laurent pumps, though there are lots of lovely unbranded items too. Expect reasonably-priced designer vintage pieces, like a 90's YSL dress for only £90, from a trustworthy source.
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