Last Updated on November 18, 2020 by haveclotheswilltravel
Visiting physical secondhand and thrift shops is not something I especially enjoy. I simply don’t have the patience to sift through endless racks and bins and hope to find a garment I like in my size. It always feels like some sort of contest I never seem to win. Thankfully, there are tons of online thrift shops out there these days!
With online second stores, you simply sort by your size and clothing item and BAM! Tons of options to choose from without ever leaving your house.
Plus, online thrift stores are great not only because you will save money in comparison to buying an item new… it’s far better for the environment if we are reusing clothing and buying secondhand. (And as I mentioned in my list of favorite sustainable online clothing stores – that is something I making an effort to be more aware of now.)
This list begins with the best online secondhand stores for higher-end and designer items and ends with sites that are wonderfully budget-friendly. The last one on this list is my absolute favorite online thrift store too! If I missed any of your favorite shops, please let me know in the comments at the end of the post.
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27 Online Thrift Shops for the Best Vintage & Secondhand Clothing
Luxury & High-end Secondhand Stores
1.) Vestiaire Collective
Have you always dreamed of owning a Birkin bag or your very own Chanel ballet flats? Vestiaire Collective has you covered with secondhand designer clothes for up to 70% off their retail price! Every day, they add more than 3,000 carefully selected new clothing items. Each product is also inspected by their expert team for authenticity before it’s listed for sale on the site.
They make it really easy to also sell your designer duds on their site too. It takes less than a minute to upload an item you’re wanting to sell. (Click here for more info on how to sell on Vestiaire Collective.)
2.) Luxury Garage Sale
Luxury Garage Sale is similar to Vestiaire Collective – they have an incredible selection of used designer clothing and accessories for both men and women. They also offer personal styling services – which I think is awesome. You fill out an easy questionnaire, and they’ll match you with a stylist in your area.
3.) The RealReal
The RealReal has the same type of extraordinary designer stock as Vestiaire Collective, but with the addition of luxury kid’s clothing and also home decor. All items are also verified for authenticity.
Rebag is the ultimate destination for secondhand luxury bags. (No clothing here.) Their designer handbag selection is incredible, though! They have also expanded to now include accessories like scarves, sunglasses, belts and much more.
5.) The Fashionphile
The Fashionphile is an online thrift shop that specifically carries luxury designer used handbags, accessories and jewelry. (No clothing here either.) I, personally, like The Fashionphile’s website too because it feels a lot more organized and is easier to navigate them most secondhand online shops.
Farfetch is an online luxury fashion retail platform that sells products from over 700 boutiques and brands from around the world. They also have a section dedicated to preowned designer pieces – and it is quite the unique selection to choose from too!
- Click here to shop Farfetch’s preowned section.
- Click here to shop the preowned Valentino skirt and blouse set above.
7.) What Goes Around Comes Around
What Goes Around Comes Around carries an incredible selection of women’s authentic luxury vintage. Their buying team travels internationally, hand-selecting the rarest and most desirable pieces. I love that they show their apparel pieces on actual people and not mannequins too!
Resee is “re-commerce site that focuses on iconic moments that revolutionized fashion.” They’re based in Paris and have a delightful selection of designer pieces.
Leprix offers a wide variety of secondhand designer clothing and accessories. Their prices are on average lower than the previous luxury secondhand stores listed above too.
While most of the shops listed above are geared toward the ladies… Grailed is specifically for designer men’s clothing and accessories.
Budget-Friendly Secondhand & Vintage Online Thrift Stores
Etsy has an incredible wide-variety of secondhand and vintage clothing and items on their platform. It’s almost overwhelming the amount of clothing and goodies you can choose from. (Not to mention all the wonderful handmade pieces on Etsy too!)
You can’t make a list of online thrift stores and not include eBay! eBay is what I have been using for years to buy all kinds of secondhand pieces. (I’ve gotten my share of handbags from eBay over the last decade.) They’ve been the staple when it comes to secondhand fashion online.
14.) The Closet Trading Co.
The Closet Trading Co. specializes in current and on-trend styles from designer and premium labels. And while they do have their share of Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and other designer labels… they have plenty of affordable merchandise as well, with a great selection of their clothing being less than $100. Even for their designer pieces, I think their prices are more than fair!
15.) ASOS Marketplace
Many shoppers are likely familiar with the wide variety of fashion ASOS offers… but did you know they also have an awesome online marketplace dedicated to vintage boutiques? It’s an awesome selection! They feature small boutiques from around the world.
Tradesy offers a ton of secondhand accessories and clothing at many different price points. They also have an awesome return policy – which is not so common with online thrift stores. If you don’t like it, you don’t have to keep it!
Swap.com is one of the most budget-friendly options on this list. They feature sales frequently and are even having a $3 sale right now! (Seriously, everything is only $3.)
18.) Urban Renewal
Urban Renewal is the vintage clothing section of Urban Outfitters. These are vintage pieces that have been given a facelift or “upcycled” by Urban Renewal experts. This ranges from the pieces being dyed or altered.
19.) Patagonia Worn Wear
I am really excited about this one! Patagonia Worn Wear is a site that features used Patagonia hiking clothing. While the majority of online shops on this list cater to fashion clothing and not activewear – Patagonia Worn Wear is here for us hikers who would rather not buy our clothing new. I love it!
Thrifted sells only the best 80s and 90s brands and styles. They pride themselves on being a place to shop for standout festival clothing and carry brands like Nike and Champion but also have high-end designers such as Versace and Fendi.
21.) Beyond Retro
Beyond Retro is similar to Thrifted and carries vintage clothing from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. They also have a great sportswear collection.
22.) The Vintage Twin
The Vintage Twin is owned by two twin sisters – Morgan & Samantha Elias. They hand-pick and rework the most badass, relevant and clean collection of vintage on earth! (Little did I know, but vintage Harley Davidson tees are really having a moment right now.)
23.) The Break
The Break features a beautiful collection of vintage clothing and accessories as well as incredible homeware goods.
Depop is a peer-to-peer social shopping app based in London, with additional offices in Milan and New York City. Depop is a global platform – unlike many peer-to-peer apps that only focus on the US.
- Click here to shop Depop.
Vinted is also a peer-to-peer selling app that lets you easily buy and sell secondhand clothing and accessories. I like both buying and selling on Vinted.
Poshmark is one of my absolute favorite peer-to-peer selling apps for selling my used clothing. I use Depop and Vinted to also sell clothing – but neither of these apps compares to how quickly clothing moves on Poshmark (for me at least). They have a lot of great features for sellers – such as hosting sales and offering private discounts to people. It helps to get more sales, in my opinion. They also have an amazing selection of inventory from all over the US – it’s awesome!
My absolute favorite online secondhand store, though, is undoubtedly thredUP. I have had the best luck over the years buying used clothing and accessories that fit my personal style from thredUP.
Their cleanout option is awesome too if you’re looking to get rid of your clothes in bulk. They send you a big shipping bag you load with your clothing and send to them. They then go through and tell you what each thing is worth and pay you. And if they can’t list it on the site, they’ll donate it to a local charity.
Now, I’m curious, which of these online secondhand stores are your favorites? And which ones did I miss? Let me know in the comments!
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