The 30 Best Online Thrift Stores, Vintage Shops & Second-Hand Marketplaces
Thanks to the overflowing amount of barely used clothes, the work of climate warriors, and broke millennials, shopping second-hand and vintage clothes has never been so popular. While it’s no question we have an abundance of old, but cute clothes looking for new and loving owners, there’s one big obstacle we have to face every time we decide to reduce, reuse, or recycle. And that obstacle is: convenience.
As with any other bad habit, the appeal of buying fast fashion clothes comes down to how freakin’ easy it is. We don’t even have to use our brains while shopping, we just pop into a store, and somehow, 30 minutes later, we leave with 2 full shopping bags of clothes and go home to uncover what we bought during that time we were completely blacked out.
Or we order five pairs of shoes on our phones from our beds while struggling to fall asleep, you know, just to pass the time…
Compared to this, buying second-hand seems like so much work. You might actually have to go out of your way to find a store, and then, there is just so much stuff that’s not even your style, you have to look through ALL those clothing racks because the clothes are not always displayed neatly and sexy. And then you also have to try the clothes on because they’re from some alien brand you’ve never heard of and who knows what are they up to when it comes to sizing…
I mean, come on, who has the time and the energy for all this after work, working out, eating healthy, catching up with friends and family, stressing out about still not being rich and famous yet, walking the dog, cleaning the house, and the random things life decides to throw at you at the moment? For what? Reducing some minuscule amount of textile waste from the environment which probably doesn’t even make any difference?
Well, I’m here to tell you that it DOES make a difference! Every little bit does. And luckily for us, we don’t have to choose between our will to help the environment and convenience anymore. We can buy second-hand and vintage clothes online! I mean if I had to choose one thing to love about the 21st century so far, it should be being able to thrift online, from the comfort of my home.
So without further ado, here are 30 second-hand and vintage online stores for every style or budget! They’ll help you save money on clothes, lower your impact on the environment, and they’re just as convenient to shop from as shopping fast fashion…
Popular brands: Nike, Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, Lululemon, Pink Victoria’s Secret
Country: United States, Canada, Australia
Can you sell on Poshmark? Yes.
Poshmark is the most popular platform for buying and selling second-hand clothes and accessories online in the US. They have a HUGE selection of clothes from a wide variety of brands. If you have something specific in mind, there’s a chance you’ll find it on Poshmark.
Popular brands: North Face, Nike, Oh Polly, Balenciaga, Zara
Country: most popular in Australia, Germany, France, Italy, United Kingdom, and the United States, but some sellers offer international shipping
Can you sell on Depop? Yes.
Wouldn’t it be amazing to have an Instagram feed of second-hand clothes that are exactly your style? Well, Depop does just that! Besides the usual search- and filter-based online shopping experience, Depop lets you follow your favorite sellers and creates a feed featuring their latest drops.
Popular brands: Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Dior
Can you sell on Vestiaire Collective? Yes.
Vestiare Collective is a platform for buying and selling pre-loved luxury fashion. You buy directly from other people, but the items are first authenticated by Vestiaire. If you find an item you love, you should check out the seller’s vestiaire (the other items they’re selling) because usually, they have more items in the same style.
Popular brands: Free People, Lululemon, Madewell, Nike, Patagonia
Country: United States, Canada
Can you sell on ThredUP? You can consign with ThredUP if you live in the United States.
ThredUP is great for unexpensive, contemporary clothing, and I would be honestly surprised if you didn’t find anything you like in its online shop. ThredUP also have a super convenient consignment service to help you rehome your old clothes.
Popular brands: Anthropologie, Nike, Free People, Lululemon, Levi’s
Can you sell on eBay? Yes.
Ebay has a huge selection of clothes. Plus, you can bid on auctions which can be extra thrilling. Just make sure to pay attention to the shipping cost of the item because long-distance shipping can be very expensive! It’s probably better to shop locally and filter by country!
Popular brands: Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin, Prada
Country: international shipping from the US
Can you sell on The RealReal? You can consign with The RealReal and earn up to 85% of the selling price of your items.
The RealReal is another online shop for second-hand designer clothing and accessories everybody needs to know about. They sell on a consignment basis, meaning that people send in their clothes and when they’re sold, they get a percentage of the price. The RealReal only accepts the most stylish items which makes shopping on their site so convenient… And addictive…
Popular brands: Adidas, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, Champion
Can you sell on Asos Marketplace? You can set up a boutique on Asos Marketplace and start selling, however, you have to pay a 20% commission to Asos for every purchase made on the platform. Asos Marketplace is best suited for professional vintage resellers.
On Asos Marketplace you can find one-of-a-kind vintage clothing from all around the world. Awesome selection and great value for the price.
Popular brands: Zara, Asos, and other brands your neighbors wear
Can you sell on Facebook Marketplace? Yes.
Facebook Marketplace is great for shopping the wardrobes of your neighbors. You can skip the cost of shipping, buy local, and make real-life connections. Plus, you can often make great deals because you shop from real people who are just downsizing and not necessarily want to make the biggest profit like professional resellers.
Can you sell on Patagonia Worn Wear? You cannot sell your used clothes on Patagonia Worn wear, but if you live in the US, you can trade in your old Patagonia clothes for store credit that can be used for purchasing either new clothes on the Patagonia webshop or used clothes on Patagonia Worn Wear.
Patagonia is a sustainable outdoor clothing company that is loved all around the world for its quality pieces. With Patagonia Worn Wear you can buy pre-loved Patagonia items for a discounted price. What could be more sustainable than that?
Popular brands: Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Hermès, Christian Louboutin
Country: international shipping from the US
Can you sell on Luxury Garage Sale? You can consign with Luxury Garage Sale if you live in the US.
Luxury Garage Sale is a luxury consignment online store based in the US. Shop pre-loved designer items for much less than the original retail price, and do something good for the environment! It’s a win-win!
Popular brands: Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, Prada, Hermès
Country: international shipping from the US, and from local boutiques located in Australia Canada, France, Japan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
Can you sell on LePrix? You can consign with LePrix if you live in the United States.
LePrix is home to 600+ of the best luxury consignment boutiques in the world selling 100% authenticated pre-owned pieces. browsing through designer clothes from all around the globe has never been so easy!
Popular brands: Maggie Sottero, Essence of Australia, Pronovias, Made With Love, Morilee
Can you sell on Stillwhite? Yes.
Stillwhite is an online platform for buying and selling pre-loved wedding dresses online. You can find your dream wedding dress from the biggest wedding dress designers for every budget. Then, after the wedding, resell it for the same price, and your wedding dress was basically free!
Can you sell on Thrilling? You can sell on Thrilling if you own a vintage or secondhand store in the US.
Thrilling is an online marketplace for vintage and second-hand clothing that hosts more than 300 independent thrift stores from across the US. 95% of the boutiques on Thrilling are POC- and/or women-owned to celebrate diversity!
Mirth is a New York-based vintage boutique and online store focusing on classic, well-made, and timeless pieces. Mirth’s collection is so well-curated that if you only shopped from them, you could get dressed in the dark and still look stylish every single day.