A Quick Guide to Vintage Etsy

If Covid has compromised all of your vintage shopping plans, Etsy has you covered with plenty of vintage treasures that will ship directly to your front door. While it’s not the same as fueling up at your favorite local coffee shop and pawing through racks at your favorite local thrift stores, Etsy is a great, socially-distanced way to support artists and collectors alike. So brew yourself a cup of coffee, and let’s get shopping.

Shop Future (click here)

Your one-stop-shop for the best vintage tees and tie-dye loungewear.

From the seller: “Shop Future was conceived out of a love for fringe leather, vintage denim, and a reverence for the free-thinking, head-strong revolutionaries that wore them before us. Created in 2012, the store began online and moved to its first brick and mortar location in Kansas City, Missouri in November 2014.”

Promising review: “Super quick shipping, so soft, and exactly as pictured. Fave store on Etsy.” -Jess

shopDownhouse (click here)

Where do we even begin? Dresses, blazers, sweaters, coats…Downhouse has it all.

From the seller: “This shop is a Trans + LGBTQIA owned and inclusive business. As a business owner, I am passionate about reducing the harmful impact that the fast fashion industry has on our planet. By supporting my business, you help support a small business run by a marginalized person who is doing their best to provide better alternatives to shopping with large corporations who trash the planet! I believe that fashion should be fun, effortless, comfortable, and expressive—and I try to source clothing that has held up against the test of time and will continue to for you!”

Promising review: “I love this shop!!! Second time buying from here. Amazing quality. So happy!” -Eliza

Vanities Fair (click here)

This shop has us positively drooling. Vanities Fair is entirely devoted to the most beautiful vintage lingerie.

From the seller: “After 20 plus years as a full-time fashion editor and freelance costumer/stylist for theater and film in NYC, I couldn’t resist the urge to share my “soft spot” for vintage lingerie. VanitiesFair was born of a passion for the exquisite fabrics, attention to detail, and skilled craftsmanship lavished upon the lingerie of bygone eras and began as a temporary selling venue for the extensive collection I’d amassed over the years, blossoming into a full-time love affair.”

Promising review: “Gorgeous lingerie. I never hesitate to purchase items from this wonderful seller. Thank you!” -sbweberil

Wayward Collection (click here)

If you love scoring vintage designer pieces, look no further. Here you’ll find vintage offerings from Marc Jacobs and YSL. If over-the-top ’80s/’90s is more what you’re after, Wayward has that too.

From the seller: “Wayward Collection grew out of a passion for finding the “original” version of contemporary trends and styles because after all, everything comes back around. Each piece in our shop is hand-selected with an eye for quality, fit, and modern wearability.”

Promising review: “I am obsessed! The dress is in perfect condition and fits beautifully. The personalized note with the package was also very sweet. Will most definitely buy from this shop again!” -Eliza

ShopExile (click here)

With over 200 pages of vintage clothing for sale dating from the 1950s to the 1990s, you’re sure to find you’re next favorite outfit from ShopExile.

From the seller: “We have been dealing in vintage clothing since 2007. We pride ourselves in sourcing a large volume and wide variety of unique and wearable items. We love vintage because it was made to last, and often items are one of a kind. There’s something special about an original that a remake just can’t compete with.”

Promising review: “This vest is amazing and in perfect shape. Super warm and cozy! It shipped out quickly and considering that I ordered during the holidays and that it shipped from CA and had to come to NC, it arrived in a very reasonable amount of time.” -Jen

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