Thrifting 101 Series


Though your neighborhood thrift store may have led you to discover your now favorite fringed jacket, it may occasionally disappoint as well. Even worse is when you are looking for a shirt like the fashion blogger you love wore in their latest Instagram post, but you just can’t seem to find it anywhere.

This is when online shopping becomes your best friend! You can still keep your thrifting crown while on the search for the perfect shirt. Not only will you be able to find the perfect shirt – you’ll be struggling to decide which perfect shirt to buy!

On top of that, online prices are often just as sweet as places like Goodwill. Here are the 5 best online vintage-friendly stores – and why you should love them just as much as we do.



Of course you probably already know all about Etsy – but do you know what really makes it so great? Etsy houses hundreds of different uniquely awesome vintage stores that make it super easy for anyone to find that one (or 17) special items. From thrifted pins to True Religion jeans that still smell like the 70s, this site is a must for avid thrifters.


ModclothThough Modcloth sells mostly vintage-inspired clothing and accessories, they do have a great selection of genuine vintage goods. It’s important to keep in mind that these items are usually a little on the pricey side and they tend to sell fast.

Beyond Retro

Beyond retroBeyond Retro is beyond cool – why? This label sells second hand items at sweet prices AND uses recycled fabric to make equally sweet pieces. There are also several brick and mortar stores across Europe and rumors swirling around that the next chain of stores will be hitting the U.S. within the next few years. For now, though, we can settle with surfing the web to find our next vintage fix.

ASOS Marketplace

ASOS marketplaceLike a true marketplace, this virtual one can be overwhelming when taken in all at once. When you’re having trouble finding a particular dress you’ve been weaving in dreams, ASOS Marketplace can help you find it. Buyers beware: this site is highly addictive.

Nasty Gal

Nasty GalBecome a true #GirlBoss when you discover all of the vintage designer goodies on this fashionable favorite. If you know anything about Nasty Gal at all, you know that uttering those two words can bring about a feeling of feminine power. Maybe you didn’t know Nasty Gal had vintage options – that’s okay! You can make up for lost time by scrolling through pages of anything from designer digs to authentic band tees.