Ways to thrift vintage pieces at home!

Posted on 12 November 2020
By Dana Andersen
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Shopping for vintage clothing can be difficult enough at actual stores, so with so many of us shopping from home now, its only gotten harder.

All hope is not lost however, there are plenty of places you can access at the press of a button to update your wardrobe sustainable, and affordably.

One place to start the search is Etsy. It’s a great website for a vast array of goods, but its especially great for finding some unique pieces from the past.

You can search for a specific item, time period, or size, set the filter to only show vintage goods, and just like that you have a treasure chest of retro items to browse through.

When looking for more trendy pieces, a great place to check is Depop.

With its mixture of new, vintage, and second hand goods, its almost guaranteed that you’ll find what you’re looking for.

The app has also had a skyrocket rise in popularity over the last few years, leading to some sellers curating very specific stores for any style, aesthetic or era you could want.

If you want to go for a classic though, eBay is still the go-to for plenty of people selling vintage goods.

It has the downside of being more difficult to set filters to find specifically vintage clothing, but that can lead to some real bargains and undiscovered gems, so its all about the pros and cons!

For those of you who really want to stick with what you know, Facebook Market place can also be a much more fruitful source than you might expect.

As with eBay, it can be more difficult to actually find the items, but once you do you have the added bonus of being able to haggle, arrange a deal, and directly ask the seller about any defaults the item might have.

Finally, for anyone used to scouring the charity shops for the best one of a kind items, Oxfam has an online shop!

They’ve made the site super searchable, so you can input everything from the size and price, to the decade of the items you’re looking for.

Like with shopping in real life, it may take a while for what you’re searching for to pop up, but have patience! It’ll pop up eventually and it’ll be so worth it when its posted to your door.