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The Best ModCloth Alternatives in Europe With Retro & Vintage-Style Clothing

If you’re a lover of vintage-style and indie clothing like I am, then I’m sure you love Modcloth, too! When I originally wrote this post many years ago ModCloth was not available in Europe, as their website was not yet GDPR compliant. But as of September 2020, ModCloth is available in the UK and Europe.

However, since ModCloth has changed owners over the years, they have changed their stock quite a bit and have had some serious snafus along the way. The most recent issue was when they switched warehouses and didn’t ship any of the products people ordered for more than THREE MONTHS with little to no communication! Needless to say, many people are still looking for ModCloth alternatives in Europe (and the U.S., for that matter).

So, this post is for all my European and UK friends who are looking for fun vintage-style and indie clothing options, too! I’ll share these shops below – and how friendly they are for shipping to the UK and European addresses (as some are better for shipping if you’re in the UK and some are better for the rest of Europe, etc.). I know there are loads more out there, so feel free to let me know some of your favorites in the comments! Enjoy!

Are you from the US and wondering what other stores are out there like ModCloth? Then check out my ModCloth Alternatives post for the US!

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Modcloth Alternatives in Europe: 30+ Clothings Stores Like Modcloth Available in Europe & the UK

A model wears a vintage style black and white polka dot dress, accessorized with a skinny red belt and red high heels.


“Each of Collectif’s vintage and retro clothing lines is created by combining the latest fashion trends with classic vintage styles, with that good sprinkle of the rock and roll spirit that our vintage-loving pals are known for!”

Collectif is a UK-based brand that I was introduced to through ModCloth. They pride themselves on designing and producing all of their own 1940s and 1950s-inspired clothing in their Collectif Mainline collection.

I own a lot of vintage-inspired outerwear from Collectif that I absolutely love. (My favorites that I own are this red cape and this burnt orange swing coat.) I get so many compliments on them, and the quality is fantastic!

Shipping is reasonably priced for the UK (£4.50)  but Europe is getting a bit pricey (£6.50 – 12.50). Click here for current rates

A model wears a Navy Pinafore dress over a green patterned long-sleeve blouse from Modcloth alternative clothing store Jeanie Clothing.

Joanie Clothing 

“Joanie was born out of a desire to create a vintage-inspired style for the modern wardrobe, with fun, flirtation, and femininity at its heart. Our brand is inspired by our Designer’s Great Aunt, Joanie, a glamorous woman who tapped and twirled her way through the fifties and sixties. She was always well-turned out with perfectly coiffed red hair, and to this day, Joanie enjoys nothing more than an afternoon of tea dancing, indulging in high tea with friends, and an ice cold glass of ginger beer.”

If that startup story doesn’t make you want to spend all your money on Joanie clothing… then maybe their affordable prices will! Most items on their website are less than £50, and they even have a section dedicated to dresses that are all less than £30! Joanie Clothing’s quality is fantastic for their prices too.

Delivery is free in the UK on orders over £75. And the rest of Europe is £8.95 for shipping. Not too bad at all! Click here for more info on their delivery fees.

Three young models wear neutral colored vintage outfits from Miss Patina - a Modcloth alternative clothing store. The models pose with their arms around each other, wearing skirts, blazers, tights, patent leather shoes, and handbags.

Miss Patina

“Vintage-inspired fashion with a modern twist for women who enjoy the little things in life.

Miss Patina also launches a new cat theme every season. From angel cats to mermaid cats, musical cats to book kitties, and even a variety of David Bowie and Beatles tribute cats. The inspiration for Miss Patina’s designer, Holly, came after she found and fell in love with a poor pregnant street cat and gave it refuge in the Miss Patina studio. (And the 4 kitties who were born shortly after!)”

Miss Patina’s entire website is brimming with gorgeous designs that make my heart go pitter-patter. And as a fellow stray cat lover… I can’t get enough of their adorable kitty cat designs. If you can browse this website and not buy anything… you have far more self-control than I do!

Even celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Elle Fanning, Sienna Miller, and Emilia Clarke (just to name a few) are fans of Miss Patina’s delightful designs.

UK delivery is £3.99 (FREE for orders over £50) and the rest of Europe is £13.99 and free for orders over £100.

Vanilla jacqurd full skirted dress

Ted Baker

“From the beginning, Ted has had a very clear, unswerving focus on quality, attention to detail, and a quirky sense of humour; so much so in fact that the first stores used to provide a laundry service for every shirt purchased – something that gained the quickly growing brand the title of ‘No Ordinary Designer Label’. Everything produced under the Ted Baker name has his personality woven into its very heart.”

Ted Baker is a London-based designer that is quickly filling my closet. His designs are unique, whimsical, and classic. Ted Baker’s bodycon dresses are also the only bodycon dresses I’ll wear. I’m also the proud owner of several midi skirts from him (I even one featured in my 5-year blogiversary post). And I absolutely love the feminine touches to Ted’s heels… like these bow heels from him.

And while I would by no means say his designs are inexpensive… they are relatively affordable in comparison to other designer labels. Ted Baker also runs sales frequently (sometimes as much as 60-80% off!). That is how I have bought all of my designs from him… just by looking through the sale section.

Standard shipping is free to the UK and Europe.

A model wears a knee-length white dress with colorful floral embroidery all around the skirt and up the bodice. The dress is from Modcloth alternative clothing brand Unique Vintage from Europe.

Unique Vintage

“Created by a woman for women, Unique Vintage celebrates the iconic, flirty fashion of the past with modern, ready-to-wear designs for today’s woman.”

Unique Vintage carries a great range of retro-inspired designers with everything from swimsuits to swing dresses, wiggle dresses and wedding attire and shoes. I love all their quirky prints and their wide variety of tops and swimwear.

The quality of their clothing is absolutely fantastic too. I own entirely too many Unique Vintage pieces to list, however, this post this Spring/Easter outfit inspo post features my favorite dress from UV and this beach vacation post features my favorite swimsuit by them!

For shipping to the UK it costs £8.00 for flat rate express shipping & you can get free standard shipping with purchases over £125 or $150 USD. The rest of Europe varies by country and shipping weight… beware it can get pricey!

A model wears a pink corduroy skirt paired with a darker maroon red long-sleeve patterned top and black tights. She stands with her hand on her hip, looking away from the camera.

Emily & Fin 

“Emily and Fin is an independent clothing brand for creative women that is rooted in friendship and complementary talents. Co-founders Emily Whittle and Fin Armour-Brown started on London’s famous Portobello Market by creating clothes from beautiful fabrics sourced from far-away destinations. “

I have not personally tried Emily & Fin yet, but many of my friends and fellow bloggers swear by their clothing (especially their dresses). My blogging friend, Karen from Wanderlustingk is based in the Netherlands and recommends them for comfy cotton dresses. Their knitwear looks right up my alley too!

ModCloth and Unique Vintage both sell Emily & Fin clothing on their websites as well.

Shipping for the UK is free when you spend over £100 and for the rest of Europe, it’s free when you spend over £150. 

A model wears a colorful knee-length black dress with all-over gold, red, and blue vintage floral patterns.

Chi Chi London

“Chi Chi London is a leading retailer of ladies’ fashion, specializing in cocktail, prom and evening dresses.”

This is a brand I was introduced to via ModCloth. I actually tried some of their dresses on when I visited the Modcloth Fit Shop in Washington, D.C. They are so gorgeous in person and fit beautifully! However, I don’t personally own any Chi Chi London dresses, yet. I do know girls who have been married in their wedding dresses, though (specifically their Flora Dress). They have had nothing but great things to say about them!

UK is free shipping for orders over £100 or otherwise, it’s £3.99. The rest of Europe is also free if your order is over £100, otherwise, it’s £9.99.

Hearts and Found

“Hearts and Found was created from an obsession with 40s and 50s photos, dresses and novelty prints. We have one goal in mind: We want to create the highest quality clothing, from the most unique textiles, at fair prices to our customers and partners.”

Hearts and Found is a fabulous little shop known for their beautiful vintage-inspired clothing – and all of their items can be made to your exact measurements! Even better, they have a mission to support local businesses and tailors and source all of their fabrics from local Vietnam markets. (They’re currently supporting an independent tailor in Vietnam named Co Thanh (Auntie Thanh). She has a small tailoring shop in an area called District 5 and currently employs 3 people.) How awesome is that?

Shipping on average – whether it’s going to the UK, USA or anywhere in Europe is quoted at $25. This does vary slightly, though, from country to country.

A model wears a gold colored velvet Corduroy Overall dress over a long-sleeved stripped shirt and black leggings. The outfit is from European Modcloth alternative clothing brand Voodoo Vixen.

Voodoo Vixen

“Voodoo Vixen is a gorgeous vintage-inspired fashion brand specializing in the 20s to 60s style clothing. Taking inspiration from these eras of glamour, Voodoo Vixen infuses classic retro, pin-up and rockabilly designs with subtle contemporary styling to bring you garments that not only reflect the elegance of Marilyn Monroe but ooze the modern-day glamour of Dita Von Teese! “

Voodoo Vixen is another brand I haven’t tried yet, but I am really missing out according to my fellow, vintage-reproduction-loving friends! Their quality is fantastic, and so are their prices.

Voodoo Vixen offers free shipping on all UK orders over £20. Standard shipping to Europe is £7.50.

A model wears a vintage a red and black polka dot vintage style dress. She's posed in a dark, warmly lit-room in front of a mirror and walls covered in patterned wallpaper.

Top Vintage

“Online Shopping. No make-up, no pants, no problem! Every day, we expand our collection with new items and with restocks, in all available sizes from XS – 4XL. Our mission is to make you look beautiful and feel feminine.”

Top Vintage started in 2008 in the company founder – Angelique’s –  living room. It started first as an exclusive vintage webshop and gradually blossomed to one of the leading online retro boutiques in Europe.  They carry many of the same brands found on ModCloth and Unique Vintage (such as Mak sweaters – my personal favorite maker of cardigans and also Banner Retro.) And they carry many more gorgeous European-based brands such as Miss Candyfloss and King Louie.

Free Shipping to the United Kingdom, United States, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Austria and France. 

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“Boden exists to create joy – joy for all our global customers, young and old.  We believe in creating stylish, beautifully made clothes that make our customers feel uplifted whilst we remain down to earth and grounded, never taking ourselves too seriously.”

Boden’s clothing can best be described as “timeless.” Their clothes will last you a lifetime and never be out of style. Boden also has clothing for the entire family – not just women!

Standard delivery varies but on average is £3.95 or € 4.95. 

A model poses wearing a cocktail-length navy blue velvet mini dress, with long sleeves and a white collar. She stands in front of a wall of mauve velvet curtains.

Sister Jane

“No day is the same: we aim to refresh your wardrobe by bringing you a new capsule collection every 6 weeks – making every piece a limited-edition gem.”

Sister Jane is a London-based fashion brand that creates unique, vintage-inspired designs. They combine whimsical eccentricity with a distinctive style signature. Pieces emphasize unique, unexpected details that are colorful, fresh, and trend-led while carrying a retro nod.

Standard delivery rates range from free to £5.99.


“eShakti has disrupted women’s fashion with personalized clothing made to the customer’s size and height, and her preference in style. “

eShakti has a great range of cute dresses, skirts, and pants in a wide variety of sizes. They also have started adding a lot of quirky prints! Oh, and if that’s not enough, they also have the option to customize your sizing and the style of the clothes you order! It’s pretty nifty, actually. I have really loved my dresses from eShakti (and they have pockets)!

Shipping to the UK is £10.50. Shipping for the rest of Europe, though, varies from $9-$24USD.



“Chicwish caters to the younger generation with a distinct sense of chic style, while keeping with our great quality and affordability. We appreciate vintage-inspired and handmade collections while establishing our online store as a mecca for those who with an eye for fun fashion. Our team works in the U.S., U.K., and Asia, where dynamic lifestyle and cosmopolitan outlook blend the best of East and West. It provides our indie designers with an abundant supply of new ideas on which to draw to express their talent and creativity.”

Chicwish has such whimsical styles. And they have THE cutest skirts out there, in my opinion. Plus, they’re affordable, with most skirts coming in at less than €40. (They also have plenty of pretty dresses and tops too!) You can check out my full Chicwish review, if you’re interested!

Free shipping for everyone! Although, shipping can take up to a few weeks to reach you then…

A model poses among hanging tree branches, wearing a wine-colored satin dress with a thin brown leather waist belt. The vintage style dress is paired with vintage hair and makeup.


I was only recently introduced to ZAPAKA, and I can’t believe I hadn’t heard of them sooner! They’ve been around for a while and are similar to ModCloth in the sense that they carry many different retro designers on their website, but they also have their own ZAPAKA private label. Their retro dresses are absolutely stunning and the prices are far lower than what you would pay on ModCloth! (The majority of dresses are less than $40! I also think this is a great alternative for everyone who is missing LindyBop, too.)

Standard Shipping($8.99) takes 7-14 business days for delivery to UK & Germany & EUROPE

Modcloth Alternatives: Honorable Mentions

Ok, so the stores listed below I am either not as personally familiar with (but I can see that their websites carry similar clothing items). And some are not exactly “similar” to ModCloth clothing in their entirety. However, you can find some similar products from time to time.

Which stores would you add to this list? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. I really would not recommend buying from eShakti anymore, their reviews from the last year and more are increasingly negative because they just don’t ship orders on time or at all. I’ve previously loved them but on my third order (placed in November 2023) I only actually received the package after reporting the transaction to PayPal five months later. Their Trustpilot score has nosedived too!

  2. Voluptuous Vintage is my go to

  3. It’s listed on the “FAQ” that’s linked to in the footer (https://zapaka.com/pages/orders). It doesn’t specifically refer to ordering multiple sizes, just to ordering multiple items: “We can not accept orders which buy multiple pieces to choose one, this is not part of our return policy.”, followed by “Zapaka will only issue a full refund for damaged, defective, or mis-shipped items, other situations will not be part of our return policy.” From that info, it sounds like it wouldn’t be possible to get a refund on any other items, even if it was just something that didn’t fit because of the cut, for example. I guess I’ll make sure to clarify with them before/if I order anything :\

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      I would reach out to their customer service team: [email protected] It seems they have some conflicting/confusing info on how their return policy works.

  4. Have you ordered from Zapaka yourself? I found some dresses I like and was thinking about ordering, but then I read their FAQs, which say that they don’t accept orders where someone buys multiple things in order to choose one (eg as I understood it, if you were to order two sizes of the same dress to see which fits). They also say they only offer full refunds if your order is damaged/defected or if they sent you the wrong thing. So while I like the dresses, I’d be hesitant to order from them if this is actually their policy, since I have a hard time finding things that fit me properly and often need to return things.

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Hi, Emily. I’m sorry I am not familiar with their return process. I’m having a hard time seeing where it says that on their return policy, though (regarding ordering multiple sizes)? I do see that customers are responsible for paying shipping for returns, though (so, no free returns).

  5. Suze Humani says:

    All pieces are really Awesome!!! I love the white floral print Swing Dress.

  6. Joanie and Emily & Fin are GREAT comparable brands to modcloth! I’d also suggest eShakti is also a goodie, which I believe you’ve shared before! I keep meaning to take a look at their site for new stuff.

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Oh yes, that is right! I think Eshakti has shipping to Europe as well. I’ll have to look into that. Thank you, Sara!

  7. Some of these pieces are so cute you have me wondering if they ship to Australia, haha! Thanks for sharing!

    Hope that your week is going well! 🙂

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      So glad you like them, Mica! I do know a few of them for sure ship to Australia – such as Top Vintage, Unique Vintage, Miss Patina, Collectif and Ted Baker even has an Australia specific website. 🙂 Hope your week is going well too!

  8. I had no idea that Modcloth couldn’t be ordered in the UK. I have become a big fan lately especially their swim suits. But you always come up with great options!!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Oh yes, I LOVE their swimsuits too! Thank you, Jodie.

  9. Courtney Byers says:

    These brands sounds great! I didn’t realize Mod Cloth wasn’t available in Europe. I especially love Ted Baker, one of my favorites. Did you update your website some? It looks amazing.

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you, Courtney! And doesn’t Ted Baker make the most beautiful clothing? And yes – I just gave the website an update! So glad you like it.

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