There are four reasons why I choose to buy second-hand over fast fashion: it’s budget-friendly, I find one-of-a-kind pieces to wear, it’s friendlier to the earth (and landfills), and there are thousands of amazing, small online vintage clothing stores to give some love and support to.
Etsy is the small business headquarters, so to speak, where you can find an endless number of handmade goods, vintage clothing and accessories, furniture and so much more.
The trick to navigating Etsy is to be as specific as possible in the search bar. Otherwise, you’ll get lost in an endless sea of options. If you’re an aimless shopper, not searching for anything specific, that won’t be an issue. I’m a fanatic of all things ’90s, and I’m always on the hunt for the most unique pieces. If you’re also into fashion from the past, check out these Etsy shops.
NightAfterNight is an LA-based shop that embodies the “I look great without putting much effort” spirit of the 1990s and 2000s with their garment selection. From graphic tees and comfy jeans to playful miniskirts and dresses, this shop’s got something for all tastes.
Solano Vintage is an LA-based shop that sells carefully selected pieces. They have a wonderful selection of chic purses, dresses, and coats that are ideal for a night out!
EchoClubHouse is an ode to the colorful and glitzy accessories that were trendy in the early 2000s. Their collection of butterfly clips, bucket hats, and other classic accessories will spice up any outfit
If sweet and preppy is your style, Nabumah has you covered. They have a varied selection of delicate skirts, dresses, and accessories.