Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Online Vintage Stores……..

Ages ago someone asked me to recommend some good Online Vintage stores for UK customers and to be honest I didn’t really know any! So I just said erm Rokit and Ebay….Probs not the answer they were looking for but to be honest most of the ‘Vintage’ I buy is from Oxfam, Demelza and Red Cross. A Lot of what I buy is simply second hand rather than ‘Vintage’ despite the word ‘Vintage’ popping out of my mouth whenever I am asked where something is from. It’s a natural reflex I spose………

According to my friend Wikipedia ‘clothing which was produced before the 1920s is referred to as antique clothing and clothing from the 1920s to 1980s is considered vintage.’ Though to be honest wikis not always spot on is he and I personally would say the 90’s is now vintage too.

Today I am going to share with you my top 3 vintage online stores, they are slightly more expensive that the £2 pound skirt and £1 shirt I often showcase on my bloggy, but you can do it from your own home without trawling through rails and rails of crap, you wont be sneezing every 5 minutes from the strange damp perfume smells and some of you probably even work too late to get the chance to rummage around second hand shops……..And lets face it Vintage is best as you wont have to worry that someone has the same dress on as you…..


RawEdgeBoutique

RawEdgeBoutique has only been around since 31st Oct 2010. I didn’t actually find this one myself I was emailed the press release but ILOVEIT. The prices are the lowest out of any I have found online so far. I’ve seen worse things go for higher prices on Ebay!! So this is a real Gem!


Yayer


Yayer has a mix of Vintage and New though personally I just go on there for the Vintage! The price is slightly higher than RawEdgeBoutique (Still inexpensive though!). They have a really large selection of things on here all wonderfully selected to suit their cool boho vibe (Their stuff reminds me a bit of NastyGal actually) Most importantly of all their mohair cardigans are A-MAZING seriously A-MAZING!



Last but not least my guilty pleasure which is Rokit. Probs do not need to say much about this one as it’s so pop. But I will say there is a huge amount of clothing on here I could look for hours. Probs the most expensive of the 3 but they always have something that I want so much that I’d pay however much for it anyway!!

x

24 comments:

  1. great info my dear

    u look amazin below as well

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  2. vintage is definitely best! I loooove Yayer, and always check out Rokit, I'm about to browse Raw now too. I always check ebay and have found some lovely things there, you just have to put the effort in xxx

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  3. Great post! Will definitely be checking out the first two now x

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  4. Vintage is the way to go! Half the fun is trawling through racks and racks of horrible bits and pieces at the charity shop, ones that make you giggle and wrinkle your nose at, only to eventually find that one amazing piece that makes your heart soar! Well worth the effort. But shopping online is sooo convenient!

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  5. ah i love Yayer one of my fave stores too!

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  6. Oh thanks for sharing these links, ive never been on any of them, like you I stop at ebay! I have to say that fuzzy red cardi is calling to me!
    I have a little shop on my blog selling some vintage, Ive found other peoples blog shops a great way to find cheaper vintage online x
    http://shoppearlswardrobe.blogspot.com/

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  7. Great information, will definately be checking these out! xx

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  8. Only went into a vintage store for the first time the other day but definately so much more fun than buying new things!!
    xx

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  9. Thanks for these links, there are some lovely things on Raw Edge Boutique! Do you ever shop on the Beyond Retro website? They have some beautiful clothes and bags and the prices are reasonable xx

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  10. Sameera. O I didnt realise Beyond Retro sold clothes online now! I usually just visit their stores in Soho and Brick Lane.

    Last time i checked their website (years ago) they didnt sell online!! Thanks for pointing out that they do now!

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  11. I love yayer. Never have enough money to get everything I want though :( Thanks for the heads up on the others, I'm going to have a little browse! God help my bank balance.

    And the beyond retro website is crammed full of goodies :) Also have you heard of dixi? Not everything is vintage, but they have some really nice stuff

    http://www.shopdixi.com/

    x

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  12. oh i'll check these out :)
    http://stylishoverflows.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  13. lovely, definitely gonna check these out!
    x

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  15. so agree with yayer, they have some dope stuff! love your blog, wish the writing was a bit easier to read tho! will be following :)


    http://paulaisblogging.blogspot.com/

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  16. Some really nice dresses here, great post! x

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  17. Ooh I've never heard of the first too so must check them out - love a spot of online shopping :) Thanks for the heads up. Sally x

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  18. Charlene, I think its only recently that they've started putting things on there. I was on the website a couple of months ago and there was no online store. I live in the North, so the Beyond Retro site is perfect for me! Great blog btw, you have wonderful style! xx

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  19. cool post! I havent heard of some of them, so will take a look! lovely blog :)

    The Flower Girl

    XXX

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  20. Thanks for sharing dear.

    I only know Rokit, my Wrangler shorts are from their shop in Candem!

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  21. Ohhh, thanks for posting these, i have to go check them out i'm always looking for places to find vintage clothing :D hehe, aw yes, charity shops are the best when you can hunt something good down!
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  22. those last dresses are beautiful, so soft x

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