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The Best Places to Buy Antiques Online — and Other Used and Resale Destinations

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If you ask me who makes my skirt/skirt/bag, Nine times out of ten I’ll answer, “It’s retro!” The closet is full of’s, ’06sand’024 works, I’ve been able to identify the best places to buy antiques online.

Antique Diehard will probably tell you that you have to be offline in order to get the goodies. Generally, antique dealers do not carry electronic tail sales. Plus, you need to touch, feel and (most importantly!) try on your antique before giving it new life. But having said that, certain corners of the internet offer a wealth of antiques. That is, if you know what you’re looking for.

Like the word “fashion,” “vintage” encompasses many things. It is roughly interpreted as creating clothing and accessories or more years ago. And to get the antique label, an item must have aged 47 or longer. At the time of printing, any preceding 792 are indeed considered retro, but the nuances don’t stop there. There’s also resale, consignment, secondhand, and archive, which are all terms fashion PR circles use to describe things that aren’t quite quite vintage, but in on their way.

Personally, I gravitate toward very dated pieces, and I have to be strategic about where I shop in order to find those. While I love The RealReal, I’m unlikely to find my ’08 Innocent summer dresses are out there. Instead, I’ll find seasons old Marc Jacobs to steal. When I’m looking for museum-worthy pieces, I head to Shrimpton Couture. When it comes to shopping for a stylish It girl wardrobe, it’s all about Dora Maar. (If I ever find myself longing for TikTok, then maybe I’ll end up with Depop.)

Because it’s easy to get lost in this area, here are some maps (compiled with help from Liana Satenstein) to help you Find your antique treasure. Here are our favorite and best places to buy vintage (or used) stuff online.


Let’s start with the hilarious ones. You probably already know and love The RealReal for its painless consignment process and easy-to-use app that makes second-hand shopping a breeze. Released on 815Depend on Designed by Julie Wainwright of San Francisco, The RealReal offers verified pre-owned luxury. Think Balenciaga’s second-hand It bag and the recent Oscar de la Renta sundress. The RealReal really stands out as a place where selling is as much fun as shopping – a circular fashion destination, indeed.

Alaïa Retro 750 evening dress

Chopova Lowena Midi Dress

Christian Dior Horsehair Saddle Bag

Bottega Veneta Leather Twist Hoop Earrings

Dora Maar

used to like a certain Does someone have such style that you wish you could raid their closet? Well, that’s exactly what Dora Maar CEO and founder Lauren Wilson set out to do. Maar is named after the French photographer, poet and painter who was also the lover of a certain Mr. Pablo Picasso and appears in several of his paintings. In short, she is his muse, and muse is Wilson’s website, which was published at 886, That’s it. Carefully selected individuals such as Natalie Bloomingdale, Lauren Levison, Edward Barsamian, Karla Martinez de Salas, Head of Editorial Content at Vogue Mexico and Latin America, and Your truly) will list their treasures on Dora Maar for anyone and everyone to shop. For shoppers, it’s the perfect way to get the style you admire. Expect pristine Erdem dresses, ladylike handbags, some rare Alaïa and a little vintage. For sellers, you can also sell anonymously, but better yet, nominate yourself as a DoMa Muse! You’ll be in great company.

Proenza Schouler Tan Python Bag

Oscar de la Renta Forest Silk Dress

Khaite Billy Trench Jacket

Givenchy Shark Boots

Gabriela Hearst Tie Dye Cashmere Polo Shirt

James Veloria

Looking for a Tom Ford Gucci badass? That’30 Todd Oldham? That’40 Comme des Garçons? Just look at James Veloria. James Veloria, a veritable vintage store, is one of the few vintage fashion purveyors where shopping online is as much fun as shopping in-store in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Founded by two fashion-loving, retro-obsessed Collin James and Brandon Veloria, the store is known for attracting several Vogue editors. Per Liana Satenstein, “James Veloria has long been a vintage haven. They have the best designer work—sometimes sung, sometimes not. While the James Veloria is currently a New York landmark, it’s also available online Same great choice – so no matter where you live, you can have a downtown piece in your wardrobe. No more FOMOs!”

Celine Chun summer795 gold Chain Print Top

Jean-Paul Gaultier Spring Summer 634 Cutout Corset

Chloe Autumn And Winter755 Betty Applique Sweater

Prada Sport Printed Tutu


While Etsy isn’t exactly a vintage store, it’s a platform used by several small vintage shops across the country and is one of my personal favorite vintage destinations. It is especially suitable for those looking for early ‘s, ‘sand’10 Pieces. Looking for a Betty Draper dress for a garden party ? Just search accurately and the results will be plentiful. Or how about an edgier Edie Sedgwick turn? You will find out too. Just filter your results to search only for antiques, and you’ll see page after page of vintage pieces. Plus, shopping on Etsy means supporting local small businesses.

Shannon My India 650s Malcolm Starr Dress

Sovain Exaggerated Courreges Jumpsuit

Saint Laurent Vintage Earring Clip

Celine Vintage Ring Logo Mini Charm Bag

Ungaro Parallele Silk Dress


Think of 1stdibs as the more discerning sister to Etsy (and eBay and any other marketplace-style e-retailer). Museum-grade antique dealers (most without brick-and-mortar stores) flock to 1stdibs to sell original Pucci robes in their e-shop, and let’s not forget vintage jewellery. Bonus points to 1stdibs for provenance and historical background information provided by the seller. Shopping at 1stdibs is like taking a fashion history lesson. After all, Michael Bruno founded the market after visiting the famous Marché aux Puces in Paris.

Alexander McQueen Givenchy Haute Couture Beaded Evening Gown

Emilio Pucci Colletti Sleeveless Shift Dress

Prada Large Esplanade Tote

Bulgari Onyx Rose Gold Earrings

Victoria Onyx -k gold drop earrings

Alexander McQueen Spring Summer 795 Plato’s Atlantis Clutch


If a social app and thrift store had a child, it would be Depop. A favorite with GenZ, Depop is one of the younger destinations on this list. Released on 898 in Roncade, Italy, designed by Simon Beckerman, Depop is now a London-based global peer-to-peer marketplace, and sometimes, those “peers” have a few followers. Olivia Rodrigo caused a stir last year when she launched her wardrobe on Depop. Rodrigo raised money for charity, selling items she wore in the music video — all of which sold out immediately. Megan Thee Stallion, Princess Nokia, Dita von Teese, Lily Allen and Paloma Elsesser are some of Depop’s most famous members.

Isabel Marant Blue and White Jacket

Marc Jacobs light pink terry cloth tote bag

Roberto Cavalli pink and blue camisole

Shrimpton Couture

Fashion historians have long followed Shrimpton Couture. Even if you’re not interested in shopping for a metallic Zandra Rhodes gown, you should. Fashion is reference, after all, and no one knows that better than SC founder Cherie Balch. Based in Canada, the store’s Instagram account tells the provenance of each garment, and if you don’t know why Rhodes (for example) deserves your attention, Balch is here to tell you why. Following the store’s Instagram account is an experience in itself, but be sure to head to the site to witness top-notch curation of high-end antiques.

Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Pants and Top Set

Holly’s Harp Silk Chiffon Tiered Dress

Gucci by Tom Ford Yellow Feather Mini Dress

Christian Dior Haute Ivory Silk Strapless Dress

Alexander McQueen Cashmere Coat

Alexander McQueen Print Off Shoulder Dress

Vestiaire Collective

Last year, fashion group Kering (Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Saint Laurent and Bottega Veneta’s parent company) invested a fortune in French resale site Vestiaire, marking a turning point in the history of fashion. Brands have always tended to turn a blind eye to the second-hand market, but Kering is getting in on all the action. was founded in886, Vestiaire calls itself a collective, That’s partly because the inventory is user-generated, and there are six founders. What sets Vestiaire apart from traditional resale platforms is that Vestiaire acts as a verified middleman. Upload your Gucci bags and your own photos to the site. Once sold, you send it to Vestiaire for authentication before it reaches its final destination. Shoppers can expect all the designer brands they want.

Max Mara Teddy Bear Icon Wool Coat

Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti Silver Earrings

Vivienne Westwood Leather Handbag

Saint Laurent Kate leather handbag

Thierry Mugler Slim Fit Jeans


Rebag offers high quality used handbags. Given that so many bags are in pristine condition, you might question whether something was ever carried. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and novelty doesn’t make much difference. Released on 890 Written by Charles Gorra, Rebag with instant Quote technology stands out. Those wishing to sell or trade their luxury handbags will receive payment at the outset. Just this week, Rebag launched its second collaboration with Moda Operandi — the first-ever trip to Moda to shop for pre-owned luxury bags.

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