Vintage shopping is one of our favorite pastimes, but if you do it as often as we do, it’s easy to exhaust the offerings of your go-to local shops. Besides, a proper vintage treasure hunt takes the one thing we are most often short on; time. So, sometimes you need to multitask by shopping from your office desk (at lunch, of course) or in bed at the end of a long day, and that’s where these digital racks come in. We’ve compiled a list of 10 under-the-radar vintage shops which you likely haven’t yet scoured, so you can source your next gems without ever having to turn off your Netflix.
The 10 Best Under-The-Radar Online Vintage Stores
This site is no joke, and it will definitely put even your most treasure-heavy local shop to shame. William Banks-Blaney has been called "The Vintage King" by everyone from British Vogue to The New York Times. Fans of his curated selection of impeccable pieces sourced from all over the world include Kate Moss, Amal Clooney and Rachel Zoe. Come here for once-in-a-lifetimes pieces you'll have to save all year to snag.
London-based Peekaboo supplies retailers such as ASOS and Topshop with their vintage selection. We love them for everyday pieces such as vintage tees, 70s dresses and one-of-a-kind jackets.
If vintage tees are your obsession, you may want to consider signing up for Nifty Thrifty's $5 Mystery T-shirt subscription as well, through which you'll receive a surprise vintage tee each month.
Bustown Modern is great for eccentric designer pieces and stand-out-in-a-crowd finds. The best go super fast—and the owners aren't great at updating their Instagram regularly—so we suggest you check back to the site as often as possible so not to miss out on its best gems.
Bohemian girls will go gaga for Spanish Moss, which looks like somewhere Florence Welch might shop. They're no slouch in the Penny Lane-perfect outerwear department either—some of the site's kimonos are out of this world.
If you're planning a trip to Joshua Tree or an otherwise dusty desert destination, you may want to hit up Backbite before you hit the road. This site takes the patch trend to new levels, and you can occasionally find some phenomenal 70s jackets under $200.
Farfetch's vintage curation is impeccable, so we suggest you enter this online shop at your own risk. Instead of hunting for one or two gems, you'll be on the phone with your credit card company trying to up your limit, stat, so you can take home the whole store. Look for YSL, Celine, Chanel, Dior and all the rest.
Vintage is where Sophia Amoruso got her start, so the site's oft overlooked old-school selection is certainly no slouch. Come here for vintage curation with a Nasty Gal vibe.
What Goes Around Comes Around
What Goes Around Comes Around offers famously good vintage curation. Look for amazing rock tees and "it bags" from decades past.
If you like sweet, Adored Vintage offers it in spades with modest dresses from as far back as 1910. Prices tend to cap out around $100, too, and if that number feels right to you, but you're looking for a totally different vibe, you may want to check into Rusty Zipper or Beyond Retro as well.
Etsy's got so many stores, it can be difficult to search at random. We use the site to search for specific items—vintage Levis, raffia bags, or the like.