No home is complete without vintage pieces, which 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. Fortunately, there are some seriously viable sources for vintage furniture online, so sit back, relax, and click your way to your next favorite heirloom.
1st Dibs Leggera Chairs by Gio Ponti for Cassina ($5280)
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 is a doozy.
Chairish Vintage Steel Industrial Oval Coffee Table ($825)
There is surely 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. Also, if the piece happens to be in the same town as you, you can pick it up as soon as the purchase button is clicked!
eBay Elegant 1950's Italian Brass Chiavari ($282)
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.
Previously Owned By a Gay Man Green Restoration Hardware Lamps ($300)
The forte of a gay man is not just good shoes, but also impeccable taste in furniture (usually). Raid the homes of some of the most stylish gents by shopping this new site. Trust us, it’s fabulous.
Jayson Home Antique Trestle Table ($3495)
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.
Etsy 1960's Gio Ponti Occasional Table ($450)
Once you’re done looking for a new needlepoint cat mobile, take a peek at the best places to buy furniture on Etsy. You can score a deal on some of your favorite vintage pieces, if you just do a little searching.
One Kings Lane French Directoire Chairs ($655)
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.
Second Shout Out Old German Desk ($1499)
Signing up for an account with Second Shout Out may be the best decision you make this year. As soon as you take a quick look at their collection, you’ll feel like you stumbled upon the best little neighborhood antique store.
Viyet Azucena Catilina Chair ($1245)
Ever wonder what happens to all that designer furniture that comes out of showrooms and designer homes when being redecorated? Wonder no more: It’s on Viyet. Like the world’s fanciest consignment store, Viyet will provide you the pieces you’ve been coveting at a fraction of the cost.
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