If you’re a fan of vintage shopping, you may be fond of sifting through racks and racks of clothes at the local second-hand store. But if you’ve ever lamented over the lack of options or the physical exertion taken, you’ll be happy to know that vintage and secondhand shopping has become more accessible and exciting than ever before.
Enter the vintage instagram store, which makes searches for that perfect ‘50s sundress you’ve been waiting to snag just as easy as a daily scroll with your morning coffee. And apart from the obvious thrill of finding something unique and one of a kind, vintage shopping is an eco- and wallet-friendly option to refresh your wardrobe.
Here are 9 of the best vintage Instagram-based stores to follow now.
Local vintage store Dustbunny Vintage (@dustbunny_vintage) has been in operation for over a decade, offers a well curated selection of Singapore weather-appropriate ‘70s sundresses, lightweight blouses and more, with many pieces coming with a local slant, such as with their ornate batik wrap dresses.
A glance at Lucia Zolea’s Instagram feed reveals her strong aesthetic: dreamy, vintage-tinged photography, with her clothes that come with a similarly dreamy element – a curated selection of unique vintage pieces such as pearl jewellery, cocktail dresses, and lacey sheer tops, many in delicate lace and silk. The store stocks brands such as Christian Dior, Manolo Blahnik, Givenchy, and more.
I Am That (@iamthat_shop) is a Portland, Oregon-based shop with a brick and mortar shop of the same name. Their stylish, curated ranges of vintage clothes are vibrant and minimal, making them well suited for the modern wardrobe. Expect a range of ‘90s clothing from brands such as Y2K, Jil Sander, Ralph Lauren, and more. Plus, they come affordably priced as well.
Vintagewknd (@vintagewknd) is a Singapore-based online vintage store that stocks a wide variety of garments from the ‘50s to the ‘90s, with frequent thematic clothing drops, such as solids or tiny printed blouses, to look forward to. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that their feed is replete with creative outfit coordination for inspiration, too. You can also keep a lookout for their occasional physical pop ups, for those who prefer to sieve through clothing IRL.
In need of a unique, fun second-hand designer piece? CBN Vintage (@cbnvintage) may be just the online store for you. Started by model Caroline Brasch Nielsen, who has modeled for the likes of Valentino and Chanel, she has travelled the globe for a trove of designer pieces now available for sale. Think Hermes silk sweaters, Saint Laurent party vests, and more.