Sometimes I find myself getting frustrated when shopping for vintage. I have something in mind, yet I can't quite find just what I'm looking for. Before, I searched brick-and-mortar shops, eBay, and Etsy endlessly until I found it. That was until I realized I was forgetting a certain "underground" market: Instagram. To my surprise, I discovered an almost untapped vintage market on Instagram, beckoning me to scroll through. This small but mighty mecca is filled with millions of vintage jackpots that can be yours with a DM and a PayPal invoice. Shopping vintage from Instagram makes adding new pieces to your closet easy and effortless. There is a variety of curators ready to sell their finds with you at the touch of a button. With sellers from all over the country, who knows what you'll come across! Not to mention, owners are helpful and ready to answer any questions quickly and honestly. Unlike other platforms such as eBay and Etsy, vintage stores on Instagram have fostered more of a community feel.
Here are some of the best of best, ready to be scoured and loved by you.
1. Na Nin Vintage @naninvintage
What I love about Na Nin is that it is so heavily curated and is cohesive to a certain minimalist aesthetic. Browsers can tell a lot of thought has gone into choosing each piece that they post for sale. Items are in pristine condition and are usually rare “favorite finds.” Na Nin features plenty of natural fabrics, like silk and linen. Not to mention, their denim selection is truly off the charts. However, items do go fast. I would suggest turning on post notifications and having your email ready for invoicing!
2. Petra von Kant @petra.von.kant
Technically, this vintage store isn’t exclusively on Instagram, as they have their own website for purchasing. However, they do post their new arrivals on their Instagram page, so it’s good to follow in order to keep up. What makes Petra von Kant unique is that their pieces look straight out of a magazine editorial shoot— something you can’t find everyday. Considering the fabric quality and one-of-a-kind style, pieces are well worth the price tag!
3. Threadgoode @threadgoode_nashville
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Threadgoode is dedicated to finding pieces made out of natural fabrics and selling them at a fair price. The owner and founder, Caitlin, does a great job at finding great vintage pieces with beautiful silhouettes. In addition, Threadgoode’s denim mostly consists of highly coveted Levi’s and Wranglers! Caitlin is also very dedicated to her work, so if you need help finding a specific piece she is the one to go to!
This might be the perfect linen button-down. Classic cut with French cuffs and a slightly exaggerated collar | SOLD . . . . . #vintagelinen #vintagestyle #vintage #shopvintage #vintageshop #minimalfashion #minimalstyle #minimalistwardrobe #capsulewardrobe #whiteonwhite #monochromestyle #linenlove #allwhiteeverything #nashvillevintage
4. Maganda Pa @shop_magandapa
Maganda Pa is an Insta-store with beautiful photos and even more beautiful pieces. Most of their product photos are shot with 35mm film, and give a true 90s vintage feel and aesthetic. There really is something in this vintage store for everyone. Bags, shoes, trousers, tank tops— you name it. Featuring a lot of 80s and 90s pieces, Maganda Pa is perfect for edgy yet timeless garments. Likewise, buyers can tell that time and effort has gone into finding unique, rare pieces for the shop.
5. Butter Vintage @butter_vintage
If you’re in the market for some great vintage designer shoes, this is the Insta-store to take a look at. Butter Vintage features some great designer shoes from the 80s and 90s in near mint condition. In addition, this shop features some vintage outerwear with wonderful 90s silhouettes (Think chic but comfy!), and rare accessories like sunglasses and bags. Their pieces go quickly, so I would also suggest turning on post notifications.