How To Score The Best Vintage On Etsy
As seasoned online shoppers, we frequent the popular online marketplace Etsy, which is a great destination for vintage treasures spanning a range of categories. In honor of vintage week, we tapped the Etsy team to share discovery tips, what to look for this season and trending stores on the site to guide your next online haul.
In-Demand Vintage Items To Shop On Etsy Now
While Hollywood regency and mid-century home decor from popular designers like Doroth Thorpe, Kaj Franck, Adrian Pearsall and Marimekko dominate the home category, no-name industrial and farm furniture are also quite popular among buyers. "Collectible" fashion from quirky-cool labels like Paco Rabanne and Judith Leiber fly off virtual shelves while Coach, Chanel and Gucci are the most coveted designer labels among vintage handbags.
Trending Vintage Women's Items On Etsy For Spring 2015
With music festival season just around the corner, bohemian concert attire including ethnic-printed dresses, turquoise jewelry and kaftans are currently in-demand, as are black and white designer dresses and seasonally appropriate high-waisted bathing suits. In the accessories realm, transparent frames for eyewear and sunglasses and Victorian and Art Deco rings reign supreme. Other current items of interest include '90s fashion and athletic footwear, as well as sweatshirts boasting messages or school pride.
How To Find The Best Scores On Etsy
Browse Etsy’s Vintage page for ideas and as a starting point for your vintage search. When you pinpoint what you're looking for, use key search terms for specific items—for example, “vintage fringe hobo.” "Follow" your favorite shops on-site for beautifully curated collections, and track the best shops by making them a "Favorite".
How To Ensure You Get What You Expect
Read through the description of the item you're interested in and contact the seller if you have any questions. Be aware that vintage sizing differs from contemporary sizes, so be sure to check the measurements. Additionally, have a garment measuring tape on-hand wherever you tend to online shop (your desk at work, at home). Measure yourself or a similar piece of clothing you already own to make sure it’s the right fit.
Trending Etsy Shop: Vanguard Vintage
What You'll Find: Lots of dresses—floral-printed frocks, LBDs and beyond.
Trending Etsy Shop: Morphew
What You'll Find: Rare and designer separates from the '40s onward.
Trending Etsy Shop: Cara Mia
What You'll Find: Bold, statement pieces across ready-to-wear and accessories categories.
Trending Etsy Shop: The Rabbit Hole
What You'll Find: Dresses with shoulder pads, pussybow blouses and an array of other period pieces from the '60s-'80s.
Trending Etsy Shop: Luv Stoned Vintage
What You'll Find: Bohemian, printed tunics perfect for festival season.
Trending Etsy Shop: Noir Ohio Vintage
What You'll Find: Unique outerwear and kimonos, and a great selection of on-trend flared pants.
Trending Etsy Shop: Southwest Vintage
What You'll Find: Southwestern-inspired RTW and accessories—and lots of turquoise.
Trending Etsy Shop: 20th Obsession
What You'll Find: Sculptural, unique pieces of jewelry.
Trending Etsy Shop: Pinguim
What You'll Find: Precious gems set in beautiful rings, earrings and pendants.
Trending Etsy Shop: Leola Revives
What You'll Find: Art Deco and Victorian-style baubles.
Trending Etsy Shop: Alistir Wood Tait
What You'll Find: Vintage engagement rings and statement brooches and pendants.