SQ’s Favorite Online Vintage Thrift Shops

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Vintage goods are the ultimate eco-friendly purchase, but we are the first ones to admit that thrift shopping is not what it used to be. Many of our shopping trips to vintage boutiques or resale stores end in disappointment, after hours of sifting through cheap-looking goods that have no personality or appeal. When we think of vintage, we think of the great fashion eras when clothing was well made and expertly tailored. We think of charming garments and accessories whose shape, style and materials tell a story of days gone by. Unfortunately, fine vintage garments are hard to come by these days, and when you do find them, they tend to be outrageously over-priced. Out of our frustration, we were determined to find the best online friperies. Today we present them to our readers, to inspire you to take a second look at second-hand goods. Here are our favorites:

Buttons & Bows is a resale boutique located in downtown Los Angeles that offers designer garments and accessories for men and women. The store is owned by reggae legend Bob Marley’s daughter Karen Marley and Monique Aquino. The store has a very stylish and current selection of high-end designers like Chanel, Christian Dior, Celine, Miu Miu, Fendi, Valentino, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci. The item description pages provide multiple photos and measurements to ensure a proper fit. We love the Givenchy Cut Out Booties, the Proenza Schouler Diamond Print Dress, and the Hermes Prunkvolles Zarenreich’ Koln 1996 Silk Scarf. Unfortunately, this boutique does not ship outside the United States.

Spanish Moss is an online vintage boutique for artists, It-girls and trendsetters that was founded in 2006 by stylist and designer Suzanne Ford Carafano and her photographer husband Vincent. The Los Angeles-based friperie carries interesting vintage garments that have a laid-back California vibe. The eras range from Victorian to hippie to grunge, with a gorgeous selection of long flowy dresses and dreamy kimonos. The store also has Cali-cool jewelry and accessories, as well as an adorable selection for young girls called Little Moss. We recommend the Sasha 1970’s Nude Maxi Dress, the Blackhawk Fringed Leather Jacket, and the Moss Light Green Turquoise Cuff. Another bonus? Spanish Moss ships worldwide.

These Odds is a thrift store located in Atlanta that has an ever-changing selection of clothing and accessories for both men and women. The selection includes easy to wear separates and fun accessories that can be shipped internationally. The boutique features popular retail brands like Zara, ASOS, Topshop, Free People and Armani Exchange, in addition to no-name brands and chic vintage pieces. The garments are recycled and upcycled, and the goal is to salvage retail treasures while showing people the value of thrift store shopping. Because the prices are so low, things sell out quickly so you have to act fast. Do not miss out on the Free Bird Vintage Pants, the Coach Purse, and the Handcrafted Drop Earrings.

Adored Vintage is a charming Portland boutique launched by Rodellee Bas that sells hand selected garments from the past. The feminine selection includes vintage dresses and separates from the 1920’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Many of the garments feature luxe fabrics like silk, wool and vintage lace. They also have an impressive selection of jewelry, accessories, retro swimwear, vintage lingerie, a bridal collection, and even home decor items. The easy-to-shop website is organized by item type or era, and the boutique ships worldwide. Our favorite picks are the Antique 1910s White Cotton Lace Over Jacket, the Vintage 1970s Violet Micro Suede Wrap Skirt, and the Vintage 1940s Quilted Rose Print Robe.

Truce is a online thrift and resale boutique that sells clothing, shoes and accessories for both men and women. The goods are from popular modern designers like Theory, Club Monaco, Diane von Furstenberg, Sandro, DKNY and Alice + Olivia. They also have a large selection of denim from brands like J Brand, True Religion, Diesel, 7 for All Man Kind, Earnest Sewn, Juicy Couture, Rock & Republic, Paige and Citizens of Humanity. We want the Rugby Blue Wool Sailor Blazer, the Rebecca Minkoff White & Gold Chain Crossbody Bag, and the VPL Black Sheer Knit Blouse. The store has a 30 day return policy, even for sale items. They also buy clothing and accessories, allowing you to earn up to 70% cash back on the resale.