Can’t get out to go antiquing or thrifting? Let me share with you how to shop for vintage decor online easily and affordably with a few tips & tricks.

Here’s my guide for you on where to buy vintage decor and second-hand treasures online, from my favorite small shops to fabulous online auction sites. I’m also sharing my best tips to effectively vintage shop online.

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How to Vintage Shop Online

Tips to Effectively Vintage Shop Online for Decor & More

Walking into a thrift store can be overwhelming if you’re not sure what you’re looking for. Now imagine setting out to find vintage decor online, with so many places to shop and so many pieces to explore! If you want to vintage shop online but do it effectively, it’s a good idea to go into it with a plan.

Here are some of my best tips to find vintage decor you love online:

Know What You’re Looking For

It can be really fun to just browse and explore all the vintage finds available online. But if you’re in the market for a specific type of decor or home product, it’s a good idea to get clear on what exactly you’re looking for.

Read up on specific brands, designers, collections, or styles you want to find. This will not only help narrow down your search, but it will also help you determine whether something is authentic (if that matters to you!).

Know What Condition You’re Willing to Accept

Do you want something without cracks or other flaws? Or are you willing to take a piece that needs a little TLC? The condition you shop for is completely up to you, but it’s a good idea to know what you want going in. This will make it easier to narrow down your options or say goodbye to vintage decor pieces that may not be right for you.

Know Your Budget

Prices for vintage decor can really be all over the map. You might be able to find some vintage dishes for a few dollars a piece on Etsy or Facebook marketplace, while other dishes can cost hundreds of dollars. Give yourself a budget before you start vintage shopping online to easily filter out items that don’t align with your spending.

Leverage Search Platforms

No matter where you decide to look for vintage decor online, leverage the search features of each platform. From Google and Etsy to Instagram and even Pinterest – they’re all built with search algorithms that can help you find exactly what you’re looking for. If you know what you want, get specific! Search for the piece, the brand, the color, the material, the condition, and any other factor you want.

Now that you’re armed with tips for better vintage shopping online let’s explore some of the best online vintage decor shops out there.

10 Best Places to Shop for Vintage Decor Online

Etsy

The most popular and the largest online shopping that I know today is Etsy. It is an amazing platform for finding vintage decor, vintage dishware, and more.

What is Etsy?

“Etsy is a global marketplace for unique and creative goods. It’s home to a universe of special, extraordinary items, from unique handcrafted pieces to vintage treasures.” Source: Etsy

When I’m looking for something specific, I usually start with Etsy because it’s easy to search for exactly what I want!

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eBay

eBay, of course, is another popular online shopping site. Lots of people sell collectors’ items on eBay, and vintage home decor is no different!

What is eBay? How does eBay work?

eBay is an online shopping site that is best known for its auctions and consumer-to-consumer sales. It’s also extremely popular for online merchants to use as a sales channel. eBay is available in many different countries. However, you can search for products available in your local area by entering the zip code. Alternatively, you can search for products available nationally or internationally.” Source: E-commerce Platforms

I will use eBay from time to time to find specific affordable vintage pieces.

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Auction Ninja

Auction Ninja has fabulous online antique auctions by estate liquidators. It’s a great option if you enjoy the experience of an auction but don’t want to have to leave your house to vintage shop.

You may find all their local estate sales HERE.

I also recently had the pleasure of being their “Guest Curation Blogger,” You may see the feature HERE!

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Everything But The House

“You can go to an estate sale without leaving your house at this bidding site, all authenticated by experts with bids starting at a dollar.”

Facebook Marketplace

“On this social media site, you can search by category for vintage items people are selling in areas close to your home.”

Facebook Marketplace is a great way to find affordable vintage pieces locally. Many times, sellers simply want to get an item out of their house to make space for other things, so it’s not uncommon to be able to negotiate on pricing, too!

Replacements LTD

Replacements LTD helps people create experiences that last a lifetime by providing the world’s largest selection of vintage and new tableware and collectibles.

Need to replace that one-of-a-kind broken vintage dish? This is the place to go!

How to Vintage Shop Online

One Kings Lane

One Kings Lane is a really interesting site because well-known vintage dealers can sell their latest vintage finds online. You’re able to shop a variety of vintage shops all in one platform! Their site is broken down into clear categories, so you can shop online for vintage art, lighting, furniture, bedding, and even outdoor goods.

Chairish

If you’re in the market for high-end vintage goods, then Chairish is a great place to shop online. With thousands of vintage and antique items, you can find art, furniture, lighting, decor, and more.

Ruby Lane

Ruby Lane is a platform where sellers can host their vintage goods, and shoppers can find unique finds. If you want to shop vintage decor, silverware, art, and jewelry online, Ruby Lane is a wonderful place to look.

Vintage Books by the Foot

Do you love the look of vintage books in your decor? Shop the look with this “Vintage Books by the Foot” site. Whether you need 1 foot or 1000, with over 5 million books on hand, they can do it! Prices start at $6.99 per linear foot. They love custom projects, too, with their clients ranging from DIYers to Fortune 500 companies.

Keep It Local

Do you have a favorite flea market or vintage show that you love? Next time you attend, make note of the names of sellers and shops you love (or just get a list of vendors from the market website) and then find them online. Many antique and vintage shops have a presence on social media and even their own websites, so you can vintage shop online anytime!

Small Vintage Shops Online You Need to Try!

Looking for even more places to shop for vintage decor online? Check out some of my favorite small online shops:

Please let me know if you have any favorites that I may have missed here, and I’d be happy to add them to this list.

I plan to keep this post updated, so be sure to bookmark and pin it for your later reference.

How to Vintage Shop Online

Join me over on Instagram, too, for all the weekly thrifting along with our monthly blog hop and on our blogs for “Thrifting with the Gals,” too.

You may also enjoy the 13 + Best-Loved Vintage Antiques and Uniques post.

Happy Thrifting!

How to Vintage Shop Online

You may also enjoy this Antiquing 101: A Guide From the Trail post.

A Vintage Affair

If you have any thoughts, comments, or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you. Please share in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with your friends who are also vintage enthusiasts.

Do you have a flair for all things vintage, too? I would love to see and feature you in our Reader’s Showcase Series. A place for you to share and be recognized for your talents and passion for all things thrifting, vintage, and antique decor-related inspired by your time here with Dabbling & Decorating. Email me at annck@dabblinganddecorating.com

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3 Comments

  1. A great list of online sites! I especially like your list of small shops with an online presence!

  2. I’ve learned something new today Ann. I usually find my online vintage pieces on Etsy and Facebook Marketplace. Now I have some other places to check out than to you.