Buying Vintage has grown in popularity over the past few years, when I first started scouring charity shops and secondhand shops in my teens many of my contemporaries turned their noses up at the idea of wearing someone else’s clothes! With the likes of Kate Moss and other celebrities wearing “vintage” it has become the “norm” and you can buy vintage everywhere, even charity shops where once upon a time you could pick up a 50’s or 60’s dress for a bargain price are now charging big money for them. Here are five online vintage shopping destinations to browse…
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It has become much harder and more expensive now to find original pieces especially from the earlier eras like the 40’s and 50’s – with 40’s weekenders popping up all over the place and vintage being more in demand, but there are still clothes out there to be had – although you may have to pay a little extra for the “to die for” pieces. Online is great for vintage shopping with loads of shops to choose from. In no particular order here are 5 Fabulous online shopping destinations dedicated to selling vintage.
1. Grab a bargain- Etsy is a website focused on handmade or vintage items as well as art and craft supplies. Etsy features lots of independent shops and unlike Ebay you don’t have to bid, so you can pick up a great deal there and then without the stress and uncertainty of an auction. (Items pictured below are sourced from Etsy)
2. Wardrobe Staples- Love Miss Daisy sell beautiful but affordable vintage clothing and accessories displayed clearly and simply, with detailed yet concise and accurate descriptions and measurements. Love Miss Daisy is a treasure chest of beautiful hand selected vintage goodies, from fabulous evening gowns, to classic day dresses, vintage skirts, vintage coats and jackets, they even sell vintage wedding dresses.'Dress shabbily and they remember the dress, dress impeccably they remember the woman' -Coco Chanel Click To Tweet
3. Browse for beauties- Vintage Vixen offer an excellent variety of men’s and women’s vintage clothing at modest prices from the 1980s & before. The Vintage Vixen staff consistently bring the best vintage styles worthy of your closet, the average price on VV is under $50, there’s also $10 bargains and $1000 rarities.
4. Get kitted out- Another great source is Voutique an online market place created by the team behind Pop Up Vintage Fairs in London. Voutique lists lots of fabulous vintage shops both online and ones to visit. On the Voutique website you can buy mens, women’s, wedding gear and things for the home. Voutique’s mission is to support Britain’s independent traders of vintage bringing them all together in one easy to use online shop! (Items pictured above are sourced from Voutique)
5. Dress for the occasion- So we’re sneaking in a little Brucy bonus here by listing two sites for great occasion wear. For a very special occassion two of the most fabulous sites are Couture Allure, Atelier-Mayer they sell amazing designer and couture pieces from every era – they are not cheap but it is possibe to pick up some statement jewellery or a little something for under £150.