If you haven't gathered already, this month on Rug Lane we've been inspired by #whatsoldisnewagain. Looking at sourcing, selling and recycling vintage and secondhand threads. We love vintage shopping just at much as you do and sure, vintage shopping is often a fun adventure, but let's be honest, you've got to be pretty mentally prepared to browse through racks upon racks of items to find something you're looking for. And what about all those disappointing times when you find something that just isn't your size - just won't even fit over your left arm? How about those times you need to find something but you're just too busy to kill hours searching through stores for it? Fear not. You don't have to give up your love of pre loved and pre-worn wares just because you've got a day job. We've gathered a list of the best (international shipping friendly) vintage and secondhand e-stores for you to browse through from the comfort of your couch (or that office chair on your "lunch breaks"...)
The Closeteur - HK based online vintage and secondhand store specialises in product story telling. Each and every preloved item has a history and these gals have carefully written details to make the shopping and sizing process is so much easier for you. You can read all about co-founder Olivia Lee (our recent City Slicker) here too.
What Goes Around Comes Around - WGACA was one of the first luxury vintage stores in NYC. Opening in 1993 it attracts a bunch of high end vintage shoppers, celebrities and models. SJP, Michelle Williams and Kendal Jenner are known to be fans.
ASOS Marketplace - Known predominantly for their endless pages of fast fashion, did you know ASOS has a Marketplace site to buy and sell secondhand and vintage clothing too? Browse through pages of secondhand gear from around the world - delivered direct to your door.
Spanish Moss - As they say in their bio, Spanish Moss is a vintage boutique for artists, it-girls, trendsetters, gypsies, or just those in spirit. They carry relevant and progressive vintage selections from the Victorian to grunge eras.
Adored Vintage - Hand selected vintage and antique clothing for the modern feminine woman.
Beyond Retro - BY Began in 2002 as a single warehouse-turned-retail store in East London. Now shipping all around the world, they are well worth heading over to, to browse through their huge collection of clothing and accessories.
The Stellar Boutique - Started by owner Stella, The Stellar Boutique is a treasure trove of beautiful items.
Rokit Vintage- One of the UK's biggest vintage retailers. New styles constantly updated.
1st Dibs - Curated marketplace selling beautiful furniture, fashion, art and jewellery. Go online for a top, check out with a new chair too.
For tips on vintage shopping you can visit our guide at THINGS I'VE LEARNT AS A VINTAGE LOVER: SHOPPING GUIDE
and for some non-online based shopping, keep and eye on our events page for the next Rug Lane Vintage and Secondhand Markets Vol. 3