11 Gifts For Vintage Fashion Lovers You’ll Honestly Want To Keep For Yourself
Everybody has that one friend — you know, the person who lives for finding a cool vintage store before anyone else and always wears pieces that leave you wondering how they possibly found something that unique. It's fun to have someone in your life like that, especially if they're kind enough to share their shopping secrets. But when it comes to finding gifts for vintage fashion lovers? That's a different story.
If you're starting your holiday shopping and have something for everyone but your friend who loves to thrift, relax — there are stores out there that'll make it a breeze to find a present so good, your gift recipient might even ask you where you found it.
If you're not familiar with any vintage stores, you may not realize that you can actually do your thrifting on the internet these days. And even if you already have that knowledge, chances are you haven't fully explored the treasure trove of vintage stores the web has to offer.
Lucia Zolea is one of those treasures, and though its offerings aren't huge, the quality and impeccable style of the pieces it sells, including clothing, jewelry, and accessories, make up for the smaller selection. If your friend has been riding the pearl wave taking over Instagram, present her with these $180 Vintage Fine 14k Yellow Gold Pearl Hoops. And if she's not so much a jewelry fan, gift her this unreal Timmy Woods Wooden Tassel Bag for $320, which she'll undoubtedly treasure forever.
Some people just rock a coat like nobody's business — but trying to find a unique coat to gift that they don't already have can be impossibly tough. In that case, turn to Time's Up Vintage, a Copenhagen-based store, for a selection that'll leave you wondering how you're ever going to choose just one piece. Out of all the outerwear it sells, the '70s Hooded Rabbit Fur Coat With Fox Trimming definitely stands out as a gem. There are tons of other option to choose from, too, if that's not the style you're looking for, including a $427 red Burberry coat and a Yves Saint Laurent Orange Mongolian Lamb Fur Coat from the '90s for $3,993.
If you're working with a smaller budget, Wayward Collection has plenty of pieces at affordable prices. The 1980s Neiman Marcus Blue Snakeskin Bag is a very on-trend choice that'll prove your fashion knowledge, and it's a steal at $52. And if you're looking for something that'll stand the test of time, the 1990s Espresso Croc Baguette for $42 is a wallet-friendly, classic piece that won't ever go out of style.
If you've been stressing about the perfect gift for that person in your life whose vintage collection can't be beat, worry no longer. Ahead, 11 gifts (along with the vintage stores they came from, because good vintage finds go fast) that'll impress even the most discerning shopper.
Y2K Snakeskin Gucci Handbag
Mirth Vintage carries an assortment of designer vintage clothing and accessories, so choose from pieces like this Gucci bag or Robert Clergerie platform sandals for your friend who lives for an old designer piece.
Vintage Polka Dot Tie Blouse
Polka dots are back in a big way, so give this shirt to the print lover in your life. Or, choose from Lucia Zolea's beautiful, unique collection of vintage separates, dresses, and accessories — there's always an Instagram-worthy piece to be had on the site.
1940s Clear Frame Sunglasses
Whether you opt for this pair of clear framed glasses or one of the chic vintage clutches on the site, there's no denying that accessories are Vaux Vintage's bread and butter. No matter what you choose from this site, it's pretty much a given your vintage-loving friend will treasure it always.
Lust By Zola
Lust By Lola Carries the prettiest (but very small) collection of vintage jewelry, including these stunning earrings. Just remember — the store ships from Australia and international shipping can take up to five weeks (so don't wait if you want your present to arrive on time).
Lucite Tortoise Mules And Clutch
Even the most devoted vintage shopper will have a hard time coming across a set of accessories this amazing, so a gift like this will leave your friend wondering how you found this. And if a size 8.5 doesn't fit her, Michaela offers tons of other unique accessories and clothing to choose from as well, all just as unusual and impossibly cool.
Christian Dior Vintage Christian Dior Mesh Collar Necklace
Peruse FARFETCH's wide selection of vintage designer jewelry for an extra special gift for that someone who appreciates the very, very fine things in life.
A 70s Hooded Rabbit Fur Coat With Fox Trimming Size S
Time's Up Vintage
Whether your gift recipient spends her days searching for the perfect winter coat or the most unique vintage dresses, Time's Up Vintage's selection of clothing and accessories is truly one-of-a-kind.
1920s Painted Silk Robe
This vintage robe will look beautiful over jeans or just worn around the house, and the person you give it to can be sure no one else will have anything of the sort. And if robes aren't their thing, the rest of Devore Vintage's lingerie selection is just as pretty as this piece.
1980s Neiman Marcus Blue Snakeskin Bag
Wayward Collection's selection of purses can't be beat, and neither can the prices. Give this or another chic vintage purse to the person in your life who can never have too many accessories.
Vintage Crocheted Mohair Scarf
Sometimes cool vintage accessories for winter can be hard to come by, but Pickled Vintage makes it easy with pieces like this unique crocheted mohair scarf.
Chanel Black Velvet Coin Pouch
One Kings Lane
Even the friend who has it all will appreciate this Chanel purse from One Kings Lane's unparalleled collection of vintage jewelry and accessories.