The 9 Best Places to Shop for Vintage Furniture Online

Collage of vintage furniture from online shops

Vin­tage home decor is one of the hottest trends in home decor right now. Some of the best places to find vin­tage fur­ni­ture and home decor are flea mar­kets, but these will be far and few between as sum­mer winds down. That doesn’t mean you’ve total­ly missed out.

Search­ing for that per­fect vin­tage piece for your apart­ment is equiv­a­lent to a mod­ern-day trea­sure hunt. New York City is home to plen­ty of shops where you can find rare and unique vin­tage fur­ni­ture. But, if you’ve hit up the best shops and still haven’t found what you’re look­ing for, or you sim­ply want to hunt in your spare time, we’ve scoped out the sites where you can final­ly find that antique piece your heart desires. 

1. AptDeco

Collage of vintage furniture found on AptDeco

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The Low­down: Apt­De­co is designed to give used fur­ni­ture a new life. It sim­pli­fies the process of buy­ing and sell­ing fur­ni­ture by pro­vid­ing pro­fes­sion­al pick­up and deliv­ery of all items for a small fee. Even some of the top vin­tage sell­ers in the area sell on Apt­De­co. To find the vin­tage goods, you’ll want to fil­ter results by select­ing the brand ‘vintage/antique.’ 

Price: $$ — You can find some­thing in every price range on Apt­De­co, with prices rang­ing by brand, sell­er, piece, and con­di­tion. You can always search using a price fil­ter to see what’s avail­able in your bud­get if you’re look­ing for some­thing in a spe­cif­ic price range. Exam­ple pric­ing: A vin­tage cre­den­za for $682

Rec­om­mend­ed for: Brand name lovers, vin­tage afi­ciona­dos, and deal hunters

2. Etsy

Collection of vintage furniture found on Etsy

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The Low­down: Look­ing for a wide vari­ety of vin­tage fur­ni­ture or that one real­ly obscure piece? Etsy should def­i­nite­ly be a stop on your trea­sure hunt. With both indi­vid­ual sell­ers and deal­ers sell­ing on the plat­form, you will find loads of vin­tage decor and fur­ni­ture. It’s the per­fect place to see what’s avail­able, what kind of pric­ing you’re look­ing at, win­dow shop, and day­dream. Etsy also has that folksy appeal that rein­forces why you may be look­ing for a vin­tage item. 

Price: $$-$$$ — There are all kinds of prices, just as there are var­i­ous sell­ers and items. While indi­vid­ual sell­ers may be a wild card in terms of pric­ing, many shops ded­i­cat­ed to vin­tage and antique fur­ni­ture and decor offer pieces at going mar­ket rates. Exam­ple pric­ing: Vin­tage French Empire Long Dress­er for $1,195.

Rec­om­mend­ed for: casu­al shop­pers, deal seek­ers, and hard­core connoisseurs 

Tips: Here are some of our favorite vin­tage sell­ers on Etsy CaribeCa­su­al­Shop, Bibelo­tique, Sav­age­Cac­tus­Co, and Glit­tery­Moon­Vin­tage

3. Chairish

Collection of vintage furniture found on Chairish

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The Low­down: Chairish is a com­bi­na­tion of style and vin­tage. Using the site, you’ll have access to an expert­ly curat­ed inven­to­ry at your fin­ger­tips. The best part is that, unlike oth­er sites, the ship­ping is tak­en care of, so you can rest assured that the piece will arrive at your doorstep in excel­lent condition. 

Price:  $$$ — It caters to the design­er inside you, so expect to pay extra. You’ll find some pieces on sale from time to time, so keep your eyes peeled (such as a 1920s Vel­vet Uphol­stered French Louis XV Daybed for only $650, down from $3,000). Exam­ple Pric­ing: Vin­tage 1970s/1980s Can­ing, Brass, and Wood Din­ing Set for $600. 

Rec­om­mend­ed for: Vin­tage design experts, inte­ri­or design­ers, and tastemakers

4. 1stDibs

Collage of vintage furniture from 1st Dibs

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The Low­down: 1stDibs is all about the beau­ty in vin­tage. Don’t have the time to peruse a Parisian flea mar­ket? Then 1stDibs is the place to go. Here you’ll find the most extra­or­di­nary items. The sell­ers at 1stDibs are pre-vet­ted pro­fes­sion­als that add new items week­ly, so you’ll find some­thing new each time you visit.

Price: $$-$$$ —- Beau­ty and rar­i­ty come at a pre­mi­um, with items often list­ed at a high price point. How­ev­er, 1stDibs also has prod­uct auc­tions where you can get a good deal. Exam­ple Pric­ing: Mid-Cen­tu­ry Bru­tal­ist Side­board for $6,200. 

Rec­om­mend­ed for: Shop­pers with an eye for beau­ty, high-end col­lec­tors, big spenders 

5. Everything But the House

Collection of vintage furniture found on Everything But The House

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The Low­down: Hunt­ing for some­thing uncom­mon? Want to comb through a curat­ed col­lec­tion? Look no fur­ther than Every­thing But the House, where you’ll find a wide selec­tion of vin­tage fur­ni­ture, home decor, and more. The site is easy to use, and with such a good selec­tion, it’s easy to get lost in the world of possibilities. 

Price: $-$$$. Find some­thing at every price point with var­i­ous sell­ers and cre­ators for all sorts of ranges. Keep in mind that this site is set up like an auc­tion, with bid­ding start­ing at only $1, so you may be able to get a good deal. Exam­ple Pric­ing: Mid-20th Cen­tu­ry Wick­er Eng­lish Tea Cart for approx­i­mate­ly $115. 

Rec­om­mend­ed for: Busi­ness-mind­ed con­signors, deal hunters, and auc­tion lovers

6. Home Union

Collage of vintage furniture found on Home Union online

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The Low­down: Home Union is all about vin­tage fur­ni­ture — in every style- lots and lots of it.  Unlike oth­er sites that bring togeth­er numer­ous sell­ers, with this site, you’re only deal­ing with a sin­gle curat­ed col­lec­tion. Each piece is high-qual­i­ty, and since they have a show­room, you can vis­it them in per­son to check out the item you want before buy­ing it online. 

Price: $$$ — You’re deal­ing with a brick-and-mor­tar shop with an online pres­ence. This means you’ll find only the choic­est items and a high­er tick­et price than oth­er sites based on auc­tion­ing or sell­ing in vol­ume. Exam­ple Pric­ing: 1960s Dan­ish Teak Free Stand­ing Floor Mir­ror for $2,200. 

Rec­om­mend­ed for: brand-name buy­ers, vin­tage lovers, and New York City shoppers

7. Furnish Green

Collection of vintage furniture found on Furnish Green

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The Low­down: Fur­nish Green bills itself as Man­hat­tan’s res­i­dent vin­tage fur­ni­ture store. This folk­ish store updates its inven­to­ry dai­ly with new items and is very much a part of the com­mu­ni­ty. Though there are no returns, they facil­i­tate mean­ing­ful addi­tions to your col­lec­tion. Some items may be mod­i­fied post-acqui­si­tions for fix­ing and clean­ing reasons. 

Price: $-$$ —- Prices are rea­son­able as Fur­nish Green wants to keep inven­to­ry mov­ing quick­ly. Plus, they know they will have 20–30 new items dai­ly. Exam­ple Pric­ing: Lane Mid Cen­tu­ry Shut­ter Cedar-Lined Chest for only $246.   

Rec­om­mend­ed for: New York­ers, design­ers, and vin­tage connoisseurs 

8. Sotheby’s Home

Collage of vintage furniture found on Sotheby's Home

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The Low­down: Sotheby’s is a bril­liant online mar­ket­place that brings togeth­er pri­vate col­lec­tions, deal­ers, and show­rooms sell­ing pre-owned any­thing. While you can find pret­ty much any­thing you are look­ing for at Sotheby’s, you’ll want to nav­i­gate towards their vin­tage and antique sec­tion of the site. 

Price: $$ — $$$ — Sotheby’s name is syn­ony­mous with big­ger auc­tions and tick­et prices.  How­ev­er, Sotheby’s Home is afford­able. It’s not set up quite like your tra­di­tion­al auc­tion house, as you would expect. You can either pur­chase an item at cost or make your best offer. Exam­ple Pric­ing: Amer­i­can Mid-Cen­tu­ry Mod­ern Bam­boo Night­stand for $1,750. 

Rec­om­mend­ed for: high-bud­get shop­pers, brand name buy­ers, high-qual­i­ty fanatics

9. Rejuvenation

Collection of vintage furniture found on Rejuvenation

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The Low­down: Reju­ve­na­tion is both a man­u­fac­tur­er and a mar­keter of home decor prod­ucts. They have a small­er vin­tage sec­tion that fea­tures arti­cles on clear­ance from time to time. Recla­ma­tion of vin­tage prod­ucts was the orig­i­nal busi­ness mod­el, and Reju­ve­na­tion is quite good at it today. Items are arranged as per his­tor­i­cal style with plen­ty of vari­ety. Most items have been care­ful­ly restored in Port­land but have been sourced from all over the country. 

Price: $$-$$$ — Prices reflect pro­fes­sion­al restora­tion ser­vices pro­vid­ed by Reju­ve­na­tion. You may find bet­ter deals with indi­vid­ual sell­ers, but you may spend more on restora­tion or pur­chase a spu­ri­ous prod­uct. Rejuvenation’s inven­to­ry is cer­ti­fied for authen­tic­i­ty and qual­i­ty. Exam­ple Pric­ing: 12-Draw­er Watchmaker’s Desk (cir­ca 1900) for $2,399. 

Rec­om­mend­ed for:  vin­tage afi­ciona­does, big spenders, and designers

Plenty of Options

Online mar­ket­places for vin­tage prod­ucts don’t have to be fraught with risk if you deal with a respon­si­ble mar­keter or restor­er. But it’s impor­tant to remem­ber that not all have a return or exchange pol­i­cy. If none of these options work for you, there is no say­ing what you may find on your local Craigslist, Face­book Mar­ket­place, Krrb, or at your local flea market. 

Know of anoth­er online gem where we can snag some vin­tage home goods? Let us know in the comments. 

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