Where to Buy Vintage Clothing

"Where to Find Affordable Womens Vintage Clothing"


Don't you agree that vintage fashion is exciting because of the hunt and the unexpected? You never know what you might find!

Vintage cardigan by Funkin Junkie
Courtesy of Funkin Junkie (eBay)

Here I've listed some of best resources on where to buy affordable womens vintage clothing. From the best vintage dresses, t-shirts, handbags, jewelry, bags and more! Most of the vintage fashion shops here offer cheap vintage clothing which is a great thing if you want to infuse originiality into your wardrobe without breaking the bank! :-)

Essential Vintage Fashion Tips:

Knowing what you want ensures that you'll buy vintage clothes that you'll actually be wearing. If you haven't taken the time to review my fashion tips shopping advice on how to wear vintage and how to shop for womens vintage clothing, check them out and boost your vintage shopping savviness:

Now let's take a look at your two main womens vintage clothing sources - Offline and Online:

Womens Vintage Clothing Online

Buy vintage fashion online
Let's start with the online option which is the darn best fashion resource since sliced bread!

The Web serves 3 great purposes when it comes to shopping for fashion: Gazillion of choices, some of the best prices and saving time.

What more can you ask for?

Although womens vintage clothing online isn't usually as cheap as the ones you can find in your local charity shop, you can still find a very affordable and a vaaast assortment of second-hand and mint-condition garments. The beauty of the web is that you can skim through hundreds and thousands of vintage clothing in one place. Think about all of the forgotten gems you'll find :).

Vintage eBay Stores

In my opinion, some of the best vintage fashion shops are on eBay.

Note: Have in mind that the quantity of items in eBay stores vary from time to time. Some eBay stores "disappear" after ended listings and come back in the game a few weeks later with fresh vintage clothing.

Here is a list of the best (in my opinion) eBay stores selling unique vintage clothes and accessories:

Little star icon Mama Stone Vintage

Super-cute and hip garments. Great finds!

Little star icon VioletVille Vintage

For Rockabilly girls. You'll love their dresses! Prices are a little higher than most stores but they're affordable. They only select superior high-quality womens vintage clothing.

Little star icon Mauri's

Lots of antique, designer and exotic jewelry. Worth a look!

Little star icon Meat Market

Super-chic and psychedelic womens vintage clothing!

Little star icon Mint Mall

Another hip and trendy vintage store!

Little star icon Firefly Vintage Clothing
A huge collection of European/French vintage collection, from 18th-1970's. Their store started in 1973 and they claim that they have collected over 200,000 vintage pieces, but only small portion (10,000) have been listed in their eBay store. :-o You'll definitely find something that suits your taste and style! You'll find a mix of both affordable and expensive womens vintage clothing.

Little star icon Baubles by Becky Vintage Jewelry
Totally love her wide selection of fashion jewelry. Low-priced yet unique items. She sells quality vintage jewelry by designers such as Trifari, Miriam Haskell and Lisner. You'll find vintage necklaces, bracelets, brooches and earrings.


Other Vintage Stores

Other awesome online stores that are worth mentioning are:

Little star icon Etsy

Here you'll find handmade crafts by independent artists, but there are heaps of small shops that specialize in unique and reconstructed vintage clothing.

Little star icon Rusty Zipper

It was the the web's first vintage store (opened in 1995) and holds today over 23,000 one-of-a-kind vintage clothing items from the 1940's through 1980s. It's definitely a must-look!

Little star icon Vintage Vixen.com
Now may I say that they have one of the Web's largest vintage fashion selection. What I really like about their website is that they include washing instructions, rarity scale and wear recommendation in their item descriptions. In that way you can see how rare the piece is and if it's wearable (some vintage pieces are collectibles only). Plus, you'll know how to take care of the item.

They offer vintage clothes for both women, men and children at reasonable prices.

Drop by their site and discover the vast choices- ranging from day dresses, jewelry to underwear.

Little star icon Some Like it Vintage.com
Their online store has a limited but great selection.

I like how colorful and cute their website is. It makes it a lot fun to shop! They also have a Fabric Care-section which gives nifty tips on how to wash and take care of your vintage garments.


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Womens Vintage Clothing Offline

Where to buy vintage fashion and clothes
And then there's the offline alternative which is the cheapest-possible-close-to-free vintage fashion you can get!

Flea markets and yard sales are excellent sources for old vintage clothing at low prices.

Make sure to get there early in the morning (preferably right before they open) and get your hands on the most popular vintage items. Once they're gone, they are gone. It's about getting there first.

And you can also stop by your local thrift store. There you can find shirts, skirts, jewelry etc. for just a couple of bucks.

Fashion note icon What's a Thrift Store?

A thrift store is a shop where you can buy clothes, accessories and other stuff that other people no longer want. It's like a shop where people donate stuff they don't want without receiving any money for it.

Examples are Goodwill, charity shops.


If you're broke, you can always volunteer to clean out your grandma's attic. I'm sure she has lots of vintage goodies from the 20's-50's. You might receive a couple of free stuff as reward :)

Or how about something closer to home: Dive inside your mother's closet. You would never believe how many beautiful earrings I found in my mom's jewelry box. She inherited most of them from my grandma. That's two flies in one smack!

If you buy vintage clothes offline you have the chance to inspect the garments closely and check if everything's ok. You can also try it on to be sure.




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