Top Ten Online Vintage Stores
Itchy gets its hands dirty to bring you the best of online vintage shopping
Vintage /vɪn tɪdʒ/ Adjective used in conjunction with clothes to imply "smells of moth balls"
However, with all the high street shops now being more or less clones of each other, vintage is one of the few sure fire ways you can guarantee yourself a unique look, and, best of all, it's cheap (NB: although escaped mental patient or dangerous fugitive are also unique looks, Itchy doesn't recommend you try them – unless you want to end up in the slammer, or you have a fondness for dropping soap.)
With this in mind Itchy brings you the top ten vintage online shops, so you can go vintage in the comfort of your own front room. Never say we don't spoil you.
This site's got more original designs than Donald Trumps' toupé cabinet. With clothes from the 1920's to the seventies, their designs have been worn by Elijah Wood, style icon of, er, The Shire.
We at Itchy knew we were onto a winner when we found a site that not only does beautiful vintage clothes, but in tribute to nostalgia also allows you to play Space Invaders on their site whilst browsing. Genius.
This nifty site allows you to swap vintage and new clothes too. Members are from around the world so there's plenty of choice. The site includes a free personal shopper and access to a members forum.
This site has a good selection of clothes and accessories and even stock designs by British legends such as Vivienne Westwood. With free postage on orders, you've got no excuse. www.oxfam.org.uk/shop
There isn't anything cooler than buying vintage and knowing your money is going to a good cause to boot. Check out Oxfam's excellent online selection. www.vintagetrends.com
Their clothes are sourced around the world to help you find something even more different. Seal fur from Antarctica? Fingers crossed. They even have a lingerie section, should you be ok with wearing a used girdle. www.vivavintageclothing.com
Theres' a mighty fine selection of stuff on this site, to satisfy even the most hardened vintage hunter. Their clothing has been used in the films I, Robot, and All the King's Men. Maybe you'll pick up something with a touch of Hollywood. www.myvintage.com
This is a nicely designed site, unlike some vintage sites which seem to incorporate vintage design in their website too... not a good look. There is a good mens' section on here too, featuring Lacoste clothes amongst others. www.fashionspace.com
Another buy, sell or swap jobbie. This site isn't strictly vintage as you can buy new stuff too, but you can locate clothes from all over the world, and by condition and item required too, with their powerful search bar.
Ok, ok, so its an obvious one, but the fact remains that for buying obscure vintage stuff, Ebay is still one of the best places on the net to get yourself a bargain. Beware though, it is also the best place for buying fake "vintage" tat.