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"With sellers offering goods from around the world, you can find tons of upcycled and vintage items for any room in your home."
"This site offers quality vintage and new decor in themed collections to make it easier to find items that fit your decor."
"Shoppers can browse a curated collection of unique Turkish and Moroccan rugs in addition to this site's collection of one-of-a-kind pieces."
"This bidding site has an almost endless amount of vintage items so you are sure to find something interesting to fit your decor."
"Known for their collection of classic new home goods including lighting and hardware, this site also has a dedicated section of antiques."
"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."
"On this social media site, you can search by category for vintage items people are selling in areas close to your home."
"In addition to their collection of new rugs, here you can search for the right vintage rug for your space by age range, size, and price."
"On this site you can bid or make an offer on a large selection of unique vintage items including furniture, artwork, and more."
"This online auction site offers one-of-a-kind vintage treasures in a variety of prices in addition to items like currency, paintings, and stamps."
No style ever dies, it just lays low for a while. But why buy that mid-century modern look-a-like when you can invest in the real thing? While flat-pack furniture has its perks, when time and money allow, it’s often better to reuse a striking piece of furniture you can have for years to come. Luckily, there's an increasing number of shops that make finding the best vintage decor more convenient than ever.
Read on for our top picks.
Maybe one of the first places that comes to mind when looking for vintage furniture, Etsy has become a global destination for unique home items. It remains one of the best spots for antique and upcycled decor pieces, thanks to its wide variety of specialized sellers and internationally sourced items.
This is not necessarily a site for the casual browser, but a marketplace for those with a keen eye for detail and a taste for vintage adventure. You can find everything from vintage Moroccan rugs to sleek midcentury modern pieces.
One thing to note: Be prepared to pay high shipping fees if you’ve purchased sizable furniture. You can always search by sellers in your area to see if you can arrange a local pick-up.
One Kings Lane
One Kings Lane is known for its high-end furniture offerings, with a vintage section that's hard to beat. Firms and sellers that specialize in vintage pieces sell on the site, and although items are a bit on the expensive side, these would more likely be considered once-in-a-lifetime antiques than tag sale castoffs. To make shopping easier, the site provides themed collections of items, including Brooklyn Brownstone, Country Kitchen, and just about anything in between.
Vintage rugs can be hit or miss, and just looking at a photo online might night give you all the information you need. To ease your mind about questionable rug purchases, go with Revival Rugs. Specializing in vintage Turkish rugs, the price tag on many of these floor coverings won’t leave you with sticker shock.
As the original online marketplace, eBay remains a great destination to find the right vintage piece to satisfy your home decor needs. However, it goes without saying that shopping on the site takes patience and determination. But whether you’re in a bidding war or strictly sticking to the Buy It Now option, the task of shopping on eBay almost always pays off.
Another resource for resurrected relics is Rejuvenation. Similar to other upscale vintage outlets on our list, Rejuvenation doesn’t cater exclusively to those looking to acquire antiques. But if you’re someone looking to vintage shop without feeling like you’re leaving the comforts of a more familiar home brand, this site nails the vibe.
All items found on Rejuvenation are photographed in-house, and the attention to detail shows. If an 18th Century Italian corner cabinet with an original painted scene is going to set you back almost $5,000, it deserves a little more than an iPhone photo.
Everything But the House
Estate sales can be gold mines for unique treasures. However, much like digging for gold, these places can also be where a bunch of garbage gathers. Enter Everything But The House. Simply create an account, then take a look around at the myriad estate finds available on the site, all authenticated by experts. Bidding starts at only $1, and they offer both international shipping and local pickup. Think of it as the estate sale setup of the future.
Facebook Marketplace has attracted more and more users of late, in part due to its proximity. If you have patience and don’t have your heart set on one specific piece, it might be worth checking out while scrolling through the social media site. Sort your search by categories such as home goods, games, and even free stuff — all within an easy drive from your IP address.
Short of painting or adding wallpaper, a new rug is one of the most dramatic changes you can make to a room. So it makes sense that finding the right vintage rug is a pastime even longtime vintage collectors are prone to enjoy.
The beauty of Rugs.com is its vast offerings: not limited to one particular style, shoppers can sort by age of rugs, from 10 to 25 years, 25 to 40 years, and older. Some room-sized rugs surpass the 100-year mark while costing below $1,000.
If you’re looking to really get your search engines going, 1stDibs might be just what you need. You can either purchase on the spot or make an offer, allowing you to buy that item you’ve been eyeing for a lot less. Get your vintage shopping rush through choosing a time period and checking out furniture, artwork, and especially decor objects from your favorite era.
With almost 300,000 items for sale at any given time, Live Auctioneers will be your next favorite destination for vintage goods. Home decor is by far the category housing the most treasures, but much like the auctions at famed Christie’s or Sotheby’s, Live Auctioneers has those hard-to-find, one-of-a-kind items such as coins, currency, stamps, and of course, paintings. However, don’t go in with an eBay state of mind: even if items here often fetch thousands, there are still many frugal finds among them.
If you’re looking for reclaimed or refurbished conversation pieces, Factory 20 is arguably the best place to start. This is a no-nonsense, straightforward vintage site. What it lacks in frills, it makes up for in stunning pieces, including hard-to-come-by vintage lighting, antiqued mirrors, apothecary display cases, and much more. Prices are listed, but to purchase, you’ll need to send a secure email inquiry about the item to seal the deal.
Once just a brick-and-mortar store, Jayson Home has grown to an impressive online showcase of vintage pieces. These items tend to be pricey, but not without reason. They have been expertly curated and are in excellent condition — many of the pieces might be considered better-than-new. Search the site for one-off, antique artwork, or cruise the Curiosities department as well to find glass bottles, woven baskets, and more.
Why Trust The Spruce?
This article was written by Barret Wertz, a freelance writer for The Spruce since 2020. Living in what some might call the flea market capital of the world — upstate New York — he enjoys putting his finely tuned eye for quality vintage finds to good use.