At the moment, vintage is experiencing a rebirth on the runways as well as among celebrities, led by Bella Hadid and Rihanna. Fortunately, a plethora of online vintage shops, adored by fashion insiders, make it easier than ever to source archive designer pieces. Now, you, too, can be the proud owner of ’90s Jean Paul Gaultier or Tom Ford-era Gucci.
We’ve selected nine of the top vintage retailers online for you to browse below.
The search-and-discover websites
You can frequently find a few items to point you in the right direction by conducting a short search on online secondhand stores, particularly on platforms like Etsy, Depop, or eBay. Yet, having a goal also doesn’t harm. You can probably find a treasure mine of almost one-of-a-kind brands by typing in a certain term and then filtering the results to your personal taste (including size).
I Am That is a curated apparel project that merges vintage into contemporary fashion. Founded in 2016 with the objective of establishing a conscious, sustainable purchasing experience. The brand concentrates on showcasing new vintage pieces that easily fit into a modern wardrobe.
Shrimpton Couture, situated in Toronto, is renowned for its extraordinary archives, which includes pieces from Marc Bohan’s Dior (which served as the inspiration for the French fashion house’s spring/summer 2022 collection) and 1990s Versace. You’d best be quick off the mark if you want to buy a vintage jewel because Rihanna, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Ruth Negga are among its devotees.
According to the website, Deux Birds was established in 2017 with a strong conviction that it was necessary to preserve historical works for both the benefit of art and the planet. The core of Deux Birds is everyday and luxurious vintage, with each item selected for its high level of composition, long-lasting design, and wearability.
What Comes Around Goes Around
One of the most well-known antique shops in the world after more than 25 years in operation is What Comes Around Goes Around. It is a must-see for any vintage enthusiasts out there, offering anything from recognizable It-bags to more rare collector items.
Amore Vintage Tokyo
Thanks to its extensive selection of vividly colored ’90s Chanel bags, Tokyo’s Amore Vintage has become a well-liked destination for archive searchers. Vintage Versace sports jackets and limited-edition Dior saddle bags are more items to be on the lookout for.
If you’re like the current trend of ’90s nostalgia, James Veloria has a treasure trove of vintage items from Versace to Jean Paul Gaultier. Expect to see James Veloria-sourced clothing on Dua Lipa shortly as Lorenzo Posocco, the singer’s stylist, recently paid a visit.
Retold Vintage is a great option for the minimalists among us, offering vintage Calvin Klein, Max Mara, and Chloé, among other brands. It’s worthwhile to sign up for the Retold email in order to see a sample of the items because the founder Clare Lewis’s frequent drops, which are meticulously picked, swiftly sell out.
If you’re looking for a vintage Vivienne Westwood corset, go to Pechuga Vintage. As the “king of corsets,” Johnny Valencia, the company’s founder, has attracted A-list clients including Miley Cyrus and Megan Thee Stallion.
Susamusa, one of Bella Hadid’s favorite Depop shops (which also sells recycled items), is worth a look, especially if you’re shopping for Y2K denim. Susamusa’s controversial Noughties fashion was revived when Hadid was recently spotted wearing a lengthy patchwork denim skirt.
Nina Gabbana Vintage
The Paris-based Nina Gabbana Vintage, where Rihanna got her vintage Dior pieces, is full of hidden treasures, including vintage Gucci (which Ariana Grande recently wore) and ’90s Prada corsets, which we’re completely smitten with. Gigi Hadid has lately been spotted wearing a Dior pearl choker that she obtained through Nina Gabbana.
Menage Modern Vintage
Look no farther than Menage Modern Vintage if you’re looking for a sweater this winter to lift your spirits. Many of the important outfits worn by Emma Corrin as Princess Diana in season four of The Crown were really purchased from the London-based retailer, from a Liberty print dress to a Valentino skirt suit.
The Luxurious Top Picks
Your best bet is to browse these luxury e-commerce sites if your main objective is to find designer pieces that are barely worn or still have their tags on them. Many websites include pages and pages of goods that are undoubtedly celeb-worthy, but you may need to dig a little.
- The Real Real
- Vestiaire Collective
- Freshmans Archive – Freshmans, founded in 2017, focuses on providing authentic designer items at affordable prices. The brand focuses on sustainable sourcing and high-quality, vintage/modern items, aiming to reduce environmental impact and maintain transparency with customers.
Celebrity Stylist Secrets
Celebrity stylists hold one of the most prominent positions in the industry, working on projects like magazine covers, photo sessions, and dressing celebrities in couture gowns for red carpet events. It is the job of stylists to dress clients, models, and famous people in outfits that stand out or to design celebrity hairstyles for various occasions.
The majority of these looks typically feature vintage pieces that stylists obtain from these websites (the secret is in the Instagram tags.)