Do you love vintage as much as I do? If you do then you might already be aware of number two and number three on my list, but I’m sharing some of my favorite finds from these places, and teaching you how to find the good stuff! And if you live in LA, then you are in luck because my number one favorite vintage home decor store is located in Venice, CA.
The Mart Collective located at 1600 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291. The Mart Collective is one of my favorite places to source vintage pieces in person. This is one of those stores that has an online shop, but please trust me when I say, it is much better in person because they probably only have about 1/8 of their inventory online. Every little corner of this 16,000 sq ft warehouse is covered in vintage treasures. Strolling the aisles, you’ll find everything from mid-century modern furniture, to iconic designer goods, and unique decor and accessories. They have a huge volume of collectibles, postcards, artwork, cultural artifacts (like typewriters, cameras and books), one-of-a-kind gifts, oddities, curiosities and much more.
2. Chairish is my go to place for online vintage shopping. It has a wide selection of unique vintage decor, furniture, and art. What I like about Chairish, is that you can make an offer on any item, which means there is often room to negotiate on the price. I love searching through their Fall 2019 section, because it usually has stuff that is on trend at the moment, like this Danish modern cane bed frame that I just found for only $400.
What I also like about Chairish is that you can custom search for things, and narrow it down by color, style, price, etc. You can also search locally, so if you don’t want to pay for shipping you can pick it up yourself. Basically Chairish is like a curated craigslist for home decor and furniture. They also have an amazing art selection. You can find original paintings, framed art, and even unique prints. Below are a few pieces that caught my eye.
And just like that, I think I just created a fun gallery wall for someone ;)
3. 1stdibs is another amazing online marketplace for vintage and new treasures sourced from around the world. They have some of the worlds best dealers, and finest shops. A lot of the items are pretty pricy, but you get what you pay for. Unique, one of a kind items that are accessible with the click of a mouse.
Lighting is one of my favorite things to source on 1stdibs, because they have such a unique curated selection. I usually start by narrowing down the search by clicking on what type of lighting I am searching for, I.E. sconce, or table lamp, and then I will enter the maximum price I am willing to spend. From there I usually find so many great options.
Furniture is usually pretty pricy, but if you want to splurge 1stdibs is a great place for that. I love mixing high end pieces with more affordable options. It ends up making the overall space feel really expensive, even though you make sneak in some pieces from target, or Ikea here and there.
1stdibs is definitely high end, but as you can see from what I found, there are some reasonable pieces on their too. You just have to narrow down the search by entering the max amount you want to spend on things. This makes it much easier to find things with in your budget. Do you have any online vintage stores that you love? Any specific Etsy shops I should know about? Please let me know in the comments below.