“Oh, this? It’s vintage”.
As much as there’s frustration when someone pronounces his or her covetable jacket as impossible to replicate, there’s a little thrill in saying it in today’s world of fast fashion. There is a myth that the magic of vintage and sustainability that thrift shopping endorses isn’t possible with the rise of e-commerce. However, at ShopVenture, we know that to be merely a fable! Pre-loved vintage bounty is in its abundance online these days, with private sellers willing to handover their goods to professionals and commercial platforms to ensure they get the best showcase (and the wardrobes) that they deserve.
We've picked our favorite vintage e-tailers to source that one-of-a-kind piece of jewelery or a dress that deserves to relive its 70s heyday. Trawling through musty rails to find your decades gone-by treasure or last season Vuitton is now (excuse the pun) a thing of the past!
Established Reebonz (pronounced ‘ribbons’) is a trusty favorite on the pre-loved luxury fashion scene. Their ethos is built around affordable luxury, so as well as sale prices on Céline, Saint Laurent and Salvatore Ferragamo during their flash events, you can buy and sell last season to decades old Chanel and Mulberry using their ‘Closets’ section. We especially love their pre-owned jade selection! A must for the Asian woman and subtle honoring of their Singaporean-founded roots.
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The name says it all, this is THE place to find those authentic floor-skimming Studio 54 jumpsuits or bejeweled headgear for an upcoming festival. This gem has brick and mortar Aladdin’s caves in London and Stockholm, (a must-stop is the Cheshire Street address in London if you're ever in town), but for convenience, they have an online store with a curation of all their goodies. Our favorite feature of their online space is that you can filter items by decade, so from 1930s tea dresses to the minis of the 60s, fashion’s history is at your fingertips.
Shop Beyond Retro HERE
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Known as the “people’s runway”, ASOS Marketplace collates vintage boutiques, independent labels and individual sellers into a colorful and diverse patchwork for a virtual bazaar! Sellers are located from Indonesia’s Bali to the depths of the English countryside so there’s a veritable variety of wares on display. A wonderful way to while away a lazy afternoon, surfing the marketplace is much like going down Alice’s rabbit hole into Wonderland…
Shop ASOS Marketplace HERE
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A post on thrifting wouldn't quite be complete without acknowledging the wonders that can be uncovered in charity shops, and Oxfam is so high-tech that it even has its own online boutique that ships internationally! The bonus of knowing you’re investing not only in a little piece of sartorial history but a wider humanitarian cause is an all-round win. From vintage Burberry trenches to silk scarves that rival Hermès, their donated pieces are not to be sniffed at! As they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!
Shop Oxfam Vintage HERE
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So go forth and vintage shop! There’s nothing more satisfying than finding a one-of-a-kind beauty from a bygone era, in your size, with the click of a button…