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The Five Best Vintage Clothing Websites

Updated on February 11, 2008

If you're anything like me, you prefer retro fashion to what's popular today. Pedal pushers and vintage halter tops are much more appealing. Luckily, you won't need a time-travelling DeLorean in order to get a hold of some of that fashion. There are websites all over the internet that provide vintage or retro-inspired clothing. Some are better than others, though. These are the five best vintage clothing websites at which to spend your money, in no particular order.

ModCloth.com

Mod Cloth has a wide range of clothing inspired by old vintage fashions. Their merchandise spans many decades, although they focus mostly on the "mod" sixties era, hence the name. They carry women's clothing, accessories, and shoes. They also have interesting retro home goods, such as clocks and ashtrays.

Some of Mod Cloth's prices are reasonable and cheap, while others are not. For example, you could get the Herringbone Sailor Pants for $49.99, while the Drive-In Dress is $110.99 on sale. This website sells items from many different clothing brands, which is the main reason for the wide range in prices.

ShopPlasticLand.com

Although Plastic Land has cheaper prices than other similar websites, their vintage-inspired clothing comes in limited quantities. Still, you can find a wide range of cute products such as home d├ęcor, handbags, jewelry, outerwear, clothing, shoes, and intimates. They carry sizes up to XXL for some of their products.

A very cute frilly top is the Black Satin Antoinette Top. You can order this for $54.00. If you like adorable retro-style shoes, the Ducks in a Row Flats are great, and they only cost $22.00.

PopinaSwimwear.com

While vintage dresses are great, it's best not to forget about vintage bathing suits. The fifties were a time when less was more. Less skin showing was seen as sexy, unlike today with the micro bathing suits. Until now, vintage-inspired bathing suits were hard to find. Fortunately, Popina has come out with a great line of bathing suits inspired by these decades. They have one pieces suits, bikinis, and tankinis. They all come at a reasonable price and go up to size XL or 16 in women's US sizes.

My favorite in Popina's current line of bathing suits is the Retro Halter - Orange Genie. This beautifully colored halter bathing suit comes at a sale price of $45.00. If you'd rather have a two-piece retro bathing suit, the Mabel Aqua Bubble Tankini Top is perfect at $35.00 on sale.

RustyZipper.com

Most of these websites only carry clothing that is inspired by vintage clothing. While this is fine, sometimes you just want the real thing. Rusty Zipper carries authentic vintage clothing from a wide range of eras, from the 20s to the 80s. There are also a wide range of styles in both men and women's clothing.

Since Rusty Zipper carries authentic vintage clothing, each piece has only one size. In this way, it can be a bit difficult to find what you want. They offer a search engine that lets you weed everything out by size. This can help a lot for finding what you need.

DaddyOs.com

This is my favorite of all retro clothing websites. They specialize in the 1950s and carry clothing and accessories for both men and women. They have on-going sales that can save you money on this already low-priced clothing. They call their website "Where the Coolest Get Their Coolness", and that is certainly true.

There is a lot that I like about Daddy O's. Chiefly, they carry sizes up to XXXL for most of their clothing. They also have great prices on items that I have been looking for for years. Their Crinoline Petticoat is only $39.95. They also have Saddle Shoes, which are a must for any 1950s lady's fashion. They sell these for $59.95.

As you can see, there is still a chance for you to wear those great fashions from decades passed.

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      Loren 2 years ago

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      Vintage 1970s 3 years ago

      1970s clothing and accessories - http://bestof1970s.com

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      Atanu Das 3 years ago from Kolkata

      I hope http://hollywoodclosetrentals.com - this website is also interesting for you guys!

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      Jill 5 years ago

      I love gladysjane.com! New vintage on line clothing and jewelry.

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      LydAydaussy 5 years ago

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      Tweedmans Vintage 5 years ago

      We sell top quality vintage and classic clothing for men @ http://www.tweedmansvintage.co.uk

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      Retro man 5 years ago

      i looked at some of these sites listed but not much of mens stuff, looked further and found

      monstervintage.com there is some very cool stuff there. anyway happy vintageing

      RetroMan In The City....

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      celebritie 5 years ago

      I will have to check these sites out because it is hard to find some of the old hollywood vintage items.

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      RetroVIntageDress 5 years ago from New York

      If you are looking for Retro & Vintage Style Dresses, Skirts & Retro Swimwear, visit http://www.retrovintagedresses.com to view our collections. We offer top brands for less as well as frequent promotions, retro accessories, burlesque heels & more!

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      Brook Lynn 5 years ago

      For cute 80's and 90's affordable resale check out-

      http://www.etsy.com/shop/ClothesCrazy

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      Tweedmans Vintage 5 years ago

      For top quality classic & vintage mens suits, clothing and accessories visit http://www.tweedmansvintage.co.uk

      Tweed a speciality!

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      Valeriya 5 years ago

      Visit my online store at www.marsoboutique.com

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      martinejoy 5 years ago from india

      good collations of clothing site. good job.

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      VCM 5 years ago

      Check out our vintage clothing website for designer and couture clothing and accessories

      http://www.vintagecouturemuseum.com

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      Mark 6 years ago

      Yes, you are correct.....thriftdeal is one of the better stores out there.....

      http://www.etsy.com/shop/thriftdeal?ref=si_shop

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      Pierre 6 years ago

      The BEST vintage store....Hands down.....Cheap and the stock is update daily..

      http://www.etsy.com/shop/thriftdeal?ref=si_shop

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      Rachel 6 years ago

      Hi everybody, I just want to let you know, that I found such a beautiful women's boutique named MARSO BOUTIQUE. They have a lot of stuff:dresses, skirts, pants, blouses,jackets, coats, plus sizes clothes, shoes and accessories. Everything brought from Italy and France. Very unique and stylish pieces. Check out the web-site www.marsoboutique.com

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      Laura 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing these sites! I often get frustrated on Mod Cloth when I find something I love only to see it's already sold. I recently found a new site www.VintageDiggs.com and everything they post is available for sale, love it!!!

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      alicia stegall 6 years ago

      check out Mutha Love Vintage on ebay, really cool clothes & excellent customer service

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      Courtney 6 years ago

      Here is a fun new vintage inspired clothing website that has dresses and aprons. www.kinnyandhowie.com. :)

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      formal dresses 6 years ago

      I have been reading out many of your posts and it’s pretty good stuff. I will surely bookmark your site.

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      alexis 6 years ago

      mystery dollhouse is one of my favorites,and her shipping is free!

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      Cassandra 6 years ago

      Luanne Vintage is one of the best in my opinion.....check them out!!

      www.luannevintage.com

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      Vickie Parr 6 years ago

      I just love vintage clothing. I have purchased a few items from this shop

      http://www.etsy.com/shop/sharktank?ref=pr_shop_mor...

      I always love her tastes and friendly service.

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      Adel Fountain 6 years ago

      I have just launched my new website "Fox Vintage" I have a good range of vintage clothing and classic country wear

      Adel

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      Fatandyz Vintage 6 years ago

      Huge fan of vintage! I collect and sell vintage tee's and more online. Check out my blog! http://fatandyzvintage.wordpress.com/

      KEEP VINTAGE ALIVE!

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      Terry 6 years ago

      I LOOOOOOOOVE VINTAGE! my favorite new store is Avid Accents Vintage. I found this while browsing etsy.

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      affordable ladies retro vintage dresses 6 years ago

      I have visited all four sites and really very inspired by all of them. Modcloth has wide variety of clothes,while popinaswimwear is very cheaper. However i would like to recommend one of great site,which has wide range of affordable clothes. It is Dhstyles.com. I am really impressed by the variety of clothes, dhstyles provides.

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      affordable ladies retro vintage dresses 6 years ago

      I have visited all four sites and really very inspired by all of them. Modcloth has wide variety of clothes,while popinaswimwear is very cheaper. However i would like to recommend one of great site,which has wide range of affordable clothes. It is Dhstyles.com. I am really impressed by the variety of clothes, dhstyles provides.

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      Eileen 6 years ago

      Hi

      I am looking for vintage wholesalers.

      Anybody know of any good ones?

      Eileen

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      vintage clothing 6 years ago

      Last week I bought a piece of vintage coat at a vintage website, The coat is so good and the style is perfect for me

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      Karen 6 years ago

      I have recently shopped at Miskonduct Klothing www.miskonduct.com they are only new but they have a great range of vintage inspired frocks. I have bought 2 so far.

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      Karen @ Mystique Vintage Clothing 6 years ago

      Shop for hand picked fashions from the 1940s through the 70s at Mystique Vintage Clothing, loads of vintage sewing patterns too! Free shipping to US & Canada. Shop for more vintage clothing and unique items at mystiquevintage on Etsy - www.etsy.com/shop/mystiquevintage!

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      Karen @ Mystique Vintage Clothing 6 years ago

      Shop for hand picked fashions from the 1940s through the 70s at Mystique Vintage Clothing, loads of vintage sewing patterns too! Free shipping to US & Canada. Shop for more vintage clothing and unique items at mystiquevintage on Etsy - www.etsy.com/shop/mystiquevintage!

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      muhammad latif6663 7 years ago

      im Leather Wholesale, we focus on providing high quality leather apparel and accessories that is achieved through our vast experience & technical knowledge of leather from raw skins to finished leather. Our strengths include uniform quality, fair prices & happy customer

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      Jennifer Chadwick from Rusty Zipper 7 years ago

      Thanks for all the kind words about Rusty Zipper -- we appreciate it.. we'll be celebrating our 15th anniversary next month & are just amazed at the support we've received from our customers over the years. We love the clothes and our customers and the whole team here is so thankful to be doing something truly different each day.. hardly feels like work!

      If you're not on our mailing list, get your butt on it pronto - we're likely to do something crazy in November for our 15th anniversary :)

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      Poor Girl Vintage 7 years ago

      Love, love, love Rusty zipper. They are the very first site online I ever purchased from! Now Im starting my own. Follow me at "http://poorgirlvintage.blogspot.com". Thanks!

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      Tamara 7 years ago

      Babushkas Vintage Clothing is an online ladies vintage boutique with new treasures added regularly. All items come with free postage and lovingly hand tied packaging! If you love vintage clothing and accessories.....then you must check out http://www.babushkasclothing.com xoxo

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      Julie Her man 7 years ago

      http://themisvintage.com/

      has really cute one of a kind vintage!!!!

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      bennies fifties 7 years ago

      www.fiftiesstore.com is an awesome retros site

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      Oh So Vintage 7 years ago

      We have fabulous authentic vintage fashions and accessories for both men and women in our store on the Isle of Wight, and in our online shop.Come and have a rummage!

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      Milk Vintage 7 years ago

      We handpick vintage dresses 50s thru 90s, sell all starting at 9.99!!!! SUPER cheap xxx

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      mill crest vintage 7 years ago

      Just launched this past Jan... Check us out at http://www.millcrestvintage.com

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      Margret 7 years ago

      Check out the latest summer collection and buy online at:

      http://www.dress4less.com

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      Stylehaute 7 years ago

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      Sarah 7 years ago

      This is a good list!

      If anyone is interested, pop on over to http://www.replayconsignments.com. It's a new online consignment/vintage store. New items added weekly!

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      Nelda's 7 years ago

      Visit my online store at http://www.neldasvintageclothing.com Large Selection for Men and Women, Excellent Customer Service, Secure Online Payment Options.and Worldwide Shipping.

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      opendoorclothing 7 years ago

      Check out a new vintage clothing store!

      Distinctive Vintage Clothing For Men and Women

      www.opendoorclothing.com

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      antimodern 7 years ago

      We sell cute vintage stuff for very cheap. Come check out our little shop. Hope you like it:)!

      antimodern.etsy.com

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      Denise 7 years ago

      We are a MENS ONLY online vintage shop. Selling only the very best mens vintage. Suits, clothing, tweed jackets and vintage accessories. Worldwide shipping. Please pay us a visit.

      www.vintagewhistles.co.uk

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      House of Le'Moore 7 years ago

      What a wonderful list. Many I have never heard of.

      http://www.houseoflemoore.etsy.com

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      Vintage clothing websites 7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing. Very nice list, I like it.

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      JoyElizabethVintage 7 years ago

      If you want a great selection from sellers who care- check out the many vintage shops on Etsy.com!

      Some to start with:

      http://www.etsy.com/shop/joyelizabethG

      http://www.etsy.com/shop/jessjamesjake

      http://www.etsy.com/shop/modhuman

      http://www.etsy.com/shop/brownbagvintage

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      Nelda's Vintage Clothing 7 years ago

      Checkout my vintage clothing online store. We have a huge selection, super fast shipping and secure online payment options. http://www.neldasvintageclothing.com

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      MMA Clothing 7 years ago

      Is mod back? Really?

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      erica  8 years ago

      Hi..check out our shop as well if you like..mention you saw this and get an additional 10 % off...we also do great deals on wholesale orders...all eras- over 5000 pieces of clothing and so many accessories!

      www.artfunklesvintage.etsy.com

      www.vintagegirlsjewelry.etsy.com

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      Debbie 8 years ago

      I think Timeless Vintage Threads has the most reasonable prices and their customer service is Great! True vintage finds : )

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      Nahal  8 years ago

      mod cloth isn't actually vintage

      they design stuff based off of vintage items

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      Distinguished Dame 8 years ago

      Brand-new site and constantly adding retro & vintage-inspired clothing, plus LOTS of other cool stuff!

      Let us know what you think ;-)

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      Retro Recycled Vintage 8 years ago

      Check out Retro Recycled Vintage. We take special requests and would love to hear what you think.

      RetroRecycledVintage.com

      http://stores.ebay.com/Retro-Recycled-Vintage

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      Sharon 8 years ago

      Hi Tbartle,I thought I should let you know aboutIrelands only complete online vintage store

      www.perkupvintage.com. We also have an amazing selection of dresses for the party season - from 1950's glam to 80's discoand are selling gift vouchers online for all those fashion savvy and ethical shoppers on your Xmas list! For all those ladies who like to shop from the comfort of their sofa or the confines of their desk - please check us out today!

      Kindest Regards,Perk Up! Vintage & Select Clothing

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      xok scene clothing 9 years ago

      Some great sites for indie and scene clothing! Thanks for sharing tbartle!

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      tbartle 9 years ago from Missoula, Montana

      I'm glad you like those sites!

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      myvintageconnection.com 9 years ago

      I have shopped at Mod cloth and rusty Zipper and highly recommend both of them