The 10 Best Vintage Style Online Stores

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016

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When it comes to vintage, some of us are born to hunt in thrift stores and estate sales for a great find. The rest of us? Not so much. But with the price of true vintage clothes perpetually on the rise, it's gotten hard to get that perfectly retro ensemble without shelling out big time.

To the rescue: Vintage reproduction! Which include online stores and sites like Modcloth and Ruche. These companies specialize in modern vintage styles (and usually, more modern fits). They usually carry indie brand clothing and generally, the garments cost less. What's not to love?


We realize our list of 10 Best retro stores has more than 10 choices on it, but we had a hard time stopping.

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The Brand: Tatyana

With styles that suggest outfits from the '30s to the '60s, Tatyana features outfits with big buttons and pleats as well as glittering, hip-hugging ensems. You'll find rockabilly, skirts and pin-up dresses and more. If you want to show off your curves they probably have something you'll love.
Our pick: Queen of Dots top $32 and skirt $49 at Tatyana

 

Vintage Style Mint Dress
The Brand: ShopRuche

You know how some vintage-inspired clothing can be a little too costume-y? That's not the case at this popular vintage-style boutique. The collection is along the lines of what you'd find at Anthropologie: Timeless but a little feminine.
Our Pick: My Darling Chambray Dress, $59, ShopRuche.
Vintage Style Dress - The Best Vintage Style Stores
The Brand: ModCloth

If Ruche is Anthropologie, ModCloth is Urban Outfitters. A little younger in sensibility with an amazingly large inventory, this popular brand is your go-to place for party dresses and weekend wear. They have an increasing amount of options for petite and plus size girls too, not to mention their home decor section. Modcloth also offers authentic vintage pieces that you can scoop up if you are fast enough. Their customer service is great as well... so no holding back! 
Our pick: Pull Up a Cherry Dress in White, $65, at Modcloth
unique vintage polka dot dress
The Brand: Unique Vintage

Unique Vintage is a bit of a misnomer, since all of the offerings are reproductions. But there's a lot to love here, especially if you need a formal dress or a vintage-style bathing suit. Though there is a blindingly large selection of Prom and Homecoming gowns, you can find fun day dresses that are acceptable for grown-ups.
Our pick: Garbo Navy & White Swimsuit $64, from Unique Vintage.
red alika pencil dress by bettie page clothing
The Brand: Bettie Page Vintage

Bettie Page Vintage is one of the most frequently-spotted brands in small retro-oriented boutiques. The styling is absolutely '40s-'50s in feel, trending towards Rockabilly. Totally think the line is cute and classy. If you are looking to channel Joan Halloway from Mad Men, this is your place.
Our pick: Dance With Me, $129, Bettie Page Clothing.
Gorgeous Vintage Dress - Top 10 best Vintage Stores
The Brand: Stop Staring

Made in Los Angeles by designer Alicia Estrada, Stop Staring dresses and tops have been worn by celebrities such as Eva Mendes and Kim Kardashian. This is your place to go for a higher-quality pencil dress that won't fall apart after a wash. This is also the place if you are looking for timeless curve hugging dresses that will get you looks without showing off skin.
Our pick: Malonia Fitted Dress, $175, from Stop Staring.
gatsby style dress from blue velvet vintage
The Brand: Blue Velvet Vintage

Though Blue Velvet Vintage offers styles from the '20s-'70s, this brand excels in authentic-inspired dresses. If you love the Gatsby or Downton Abbey early 1920's style you'll be very happy. But, you'll have to invest to impress, with prices that tend to go over the $150 mark.
Our pick: 20s Style Beaded White Lace "Gabrielle" Dress, $175, from Blue Velvet Vintage.
60 mod fashion summer dress
The BrandAnarchic Fashion

On the lower end of retro reproductions, Anarchic Fashion dabbles in numerous styles, including punk, new wave, hippie, mod and more. The quality may not be on par with some of the other designers on this list, but if you only want a piece for a season or two, it's a great choice to find a fun piece you won't feel guilty about buying. 
 
Figure Flattering Color Block Vintage Dress
The Site: Pin-Up Girl Clothing

One of the first companies to build an online presence, Pin-Up Girl Clothing has been offering "curvy and cute" vintage-style dresses to the masses since 1999. Which is like 50 in internet years. Though some of the styles can skew costume-y, there are some incredibly adorable ensembles that call our names.
Our pick: Deadly Dames Strange Love Dress, $148, Pin-Up Girl Clothing.

 

bohemian retro style
The BrandRose Gal

Rose Gal focuses on a wide range of styles, from the 1920s to 1990s, which means the choices on the site end up being notably varied. There are some common influences, an appreciation for subtlety, grabbers, timelessness and budget friendly.
1930s Dress
The Brand: reVamp Vintage

This brand boasts limited edition vintage reproductions that are gorgeous and handmade. They have expanded their line and it includes fashions from the 1910's through the 1950's.  If you're into cosplay or the theater or if you just want a 'going into town' day dress in the 1950's style, this is your place to be. And if you're a little less adventurous, go for the lovely (though limited) selection of retro swimsuits.
Our pick: 1930's Daphne Dress $200reVamp Vintage.
Super Spy Vintage Style Dress
The Brand: Heart of Haute

You know you're in the right place with a name like Heart of Haute. They have developed a classic line of dresses that encompass the figure-flattering retro style of the 50's and 60's. They offer fun prints and even have a cute spin off line called "Ava Adorable" for little girls. 
David Bowie Retro T-shirt 1973
The BrandOriginal Retro

Original Retro Brand mostly focuses on T-shirts, so there's no need to look for dresses or skirts on that site. But if you want a cool, classic T-shirt to go with some jeans, overalls or capri pants, Original Retro Brand has some great choices.



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  • by mandiebee
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    mandiebee

    Oh Hi!!! I'm the owner of Heart of Haute! Thank you so much for including our site in your post! <3

  • by sallyannadair
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    sallyannadair

    yes! Just what I need! more places to shop!