Vintage Shopping Online: Best Apps and Websites

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Orin Carlin




Vintage shopping is a great way to reduce your environmental impact and find something completely unique. What’s slightly less brilliant is endlessly hanging around the shops, trying on a dress in the dressing room, only to find that the moths have arrived first.


Good morning! Fashion has selected the best vintage clothing retailers online so you can live out your retro wardrobe fantasy.


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Rokit


If there was a hall of fame for UK vintage clothing retailers, Rokit would have rightfully earned its place. Having been in the game since 1986, the retailer has dressed a host of legendary Londoners over the years, including Amy Winehouse and Kate Moss. Their website has handy curated style sections, including “Bridgerton” and “Y2K,” for when you need a boost of inspiration.




vintage mother


Although Mother Vintage has only been around for a few years now, it’s a fantastic online destination for vintage shopping. Whether you’re looking for gorgeous flowy bohemian dresses, intricate lace blouses, or the perfect Penny Lane coat, this website has got you covered. The brand’s name was inspired by its founder Kim’s mother and her sense of style in the 1970s and 1980s. Clothes will never look frumpy with Mother Vintage’s keen eye for a flattering line.




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Communal changing room


Vestiaire Collective is slightly addictive. Before you know it, you’ll be checking the app daily for new arrivals. The online retailer is great for finding those hard-to-find designer bags or classic shoe styles you’ve spent years coveting.




Vintage


Dopamine dressing queen Sara Thomas is both the mastermind and beauty behind Waiste Vintage. The fashion blogger models each garment – allowing customers to avoid the usual annoyance of not being able to fully understand how a vintage piece might fit their body. Waiste Vintage is constantly adding a variety of styles to its “New In” section, though it seems to have special expertise in finding beautiful 1970s prairie dresses – one for ruffle lovers.




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Couture Shrimps


Where to start. Exquisite vintage stitching – if you win the lottery, you might as well buy the lot. Every Shrimpton Couture find is cleaned as it enters its studios, from where the brand is one of the most respected online vintage retailers. Her selection is perfect when you’re looking for a unique piece for a special occasion – expect rich silks, classic Yves Saint Laurent cocktail dresses and a healthy dose of Ossie Clark. What’s not to like?




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Etsy


Best known as a platform that prides itself on empowering small businesses and celebrating artisan craftsmanship, Etsy is also a great option when looking for vintage gems. The online retailer, populated by individual sellers, has an extensive collection of vintage finds — including jewelry, which can be filtered by aesthetic.




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