Vintage fashion: E-commerce sites you should bookmark now

Reta Lee
Editor-in-Chief, Lifestyle

Throughout my travels in New York and Los Angeles, if there’s one thing to learn from thrift-shopping, it’s strategising your time and effort in trawling through racks and racks of haphazardly arranged clothes to pick up a bargain. And the adrenaline rush will leave you wanting more, once you land your hands on a coveted piece with a price tag that won’t burn a hole in your wallet.

But if you’re homebound like many people around the world due to the pandemic, but need to satiate your desire for a vintage piece without all the hassle, you can visit these online sites where experts have sourced, verified and categorised fashion finds. Here are a few vintage re-sellers you should bookmark now.

The Fifth Collection

As someone who had experienced being both a seller and buyer on this site, I find the concierge service professional and friendly. Founded in 2014 by Michael and Nejla Matam-Finn, the company curates a wide range of luxury finds across categories like clothing, handbags, shoes, watches and jewellery. You’ll be sure to make luxury finds like Chanel, Gucci, Christian Dior, Gianni Versace and more.

Vestiaire Collective

Fanny Moizant and Sophie Hersan founded Vestiaire Collective in 2009, and the idea was born out of observing family and friends who had beautiful luxury goods they were no longer using. The company charges a fee to verify products sold by sellers on their platform to filter out fake goods. The resurgence of heritage designs makes for a major draw, as sellers flock to the platform in search of handbag brands like Dior, Hermes, Chanel and more.

Farfetch Pre-Owned

(PHOTO: Farfetch)

Not just a platform for the newest luxury finds, Farfetch has also launched a platform for sellers to sell their clothing and accessories. For serious collectors, you could even find an Hermès 1990 pre-owned Sac a Malice shoulder bag and Chanel 1990s quilted CC belt bag.