No home is complete without a few well-curated vintage pieces. They add a sense of character and history that a brand-new item simply can’t, but scouring flea markets and antique malls can be exhausting, and you may not have any within a short drive of where you live. Fortunately, there are some seriously viable sources for buying vintage furniture online, so sit back, relax, and click your way to your next favorite heirloom.
Any site that Marc Jacobs says he “can’t imagine living without” is one to bookmark. Launched in 2001, this powerhouse site connects you with the world’s best antique dealers, shops, and galleries. Shopping tip: Know what you are looking for before you head to 1st Dibs, otherwise, the endless inventory can be overwhelming
There is definitely no shortage of places to buy and sell furniture online (see: Craigslist), but Chairish’s curated collection is perhaps the most fun to shop. You’ll be amazed at the treasures you can find.
If the piece you want happens to be in the same town as you, you can pick it up as soon as the purchase button is clicked, saving you the shipping fee.
You never know what you’re going to find on eBay, be it an inflatable flamingo or a pack of old Polaroid film, but if you do some searching for your favorite pieces (we typed in “brass chiavari chair”), you’re sure to find a vintage piece to bid on. If it's something you can't miss out on, you can choose to buy it now at full price, or if you're willing to risk losing out, bid auction-style to get an even better deal on it.
Although the Chicago retailer’s vintage inventory may be smaller than some, it’s so well-curated we guarantee you’ll find what you are looking for. From vintage Oushak rugs to marble dining tables, it’s all here.
Once you’re done looking for a new needlepoint cat mobile, take a peek at some of the unique, vintage furniture finds on Etsy. You can score a deal on some of your favorite vintage pieces if you just do a little searching.
One Kings Lane
You could furnish a whole house using One Kings Lane’s extensive vintage inventory. All you need is a few bucks (ok, maybe more than a few) and a house to fill. They’ll do the rest. Note that One Kings Lane does regular sales and promotions, so if you sign up for their email list, you can be notified when that slipper chair you just have to have gets marked down.
Sotheby's Home boasts pieces that are just as grand as the homes they're famous for selling. Like the world’s fanciest consignment store, Sotheby's Home will provide you the pieces you’ve been coveting, but at a fraction of the cost. You can even make an offer on products to score them for even cheaper.