A Guide to:
Online Vintage & Second Hand Fashion
In cooperation with the listed brands.
This article contains PR Samples.
May we take you along into the pleasuring depths of hunting for vintage and second hand pieces online? We admit: one of our all-time favourite passe-têmps is not just finding treasures at the racks of a hip eco and fair fashion boutique; it’s finding treasures in unexpected places, in unexpected shape and color, discovering high quality pieces on a little budget and meanwhile escaping the cycle of the constant need for something new in the most enjoyable manner – finding the ›new‹ in something ›old‹.
Einer unserer Lieblings-Zeitvertreibe, Mode technisch, ist und bleibt die Schatzsuche nach Vintage und Second Hand Stücken in unerwarteter Form und Farbe, das Suchen und Finden von qualitativ hochwertigen Kleidungsstücken für wenig Geld – und das gleichzeitigen Ausbrechen aus dem Kreislauf des ständigen Bedürfnisses nach Neuem auf die angenehmste Art und Weise: das "Neue" in etwas "Altem" zu finden. Dürfen wir euch heute deshalb in die oh-so-schönen Untiefen der Online-Jagd nach Vintage & Second Hand Schätzen entführen?
Esther's favorite! Why? Because it feels like visiting a huge thrift store. You have to look and search, but when you do, you can find the best treasures, I promise! And sometimes to really surprisingly small prices. Plus they have everything. From vintage treasures to trendy pieces and designer items.
Insider tip: You should check out their style categories as the amount of clothes in they offer can sometimes seem overwhelming - especially if you are looking for something specific.
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Let's start with a new kid in the world wide web over which I have recently stumbled upon online. Berlin based Studio Kôr is the Vintage Online Shop I had been missing out on regarding conscious, modern and a clean curated selection of vintage pieces. (Especially while dwelling in all the oh-so-beautiful selections of stores that are based in the U.S., in France or elsewhere, where shopping seemed somewhat complicated and also a little decadent.)
Now, thanks to the wonderful founder Laura Pausewang who has an eye for discovering and curating pre-loved high quality treasures, we have a most beautiful answer coming from Germany. Can you feel the beautiful quality of the garments by just looking at them, too?
Collection No.2 is probably the first Concept Shop that made me fall in love with the idea of shopping vintage online. I had formerly been searching through every vintage store possible whenever having a little time to look for special pieces that my mind had come up with – while choosing garments with the hands rather than the eyes, because when shopping vintage the touch and the feel is what most often makes you discover the most beautiful treasures.
Then I stumbled over Karoline Degerings Online-Shop-slash-Concept-Store, which the photographer at heart is very carefully curating, choosing only the most beautiful pieces of garments. Do you recognize it from our Slow Fashion Manifest? I promise, the haptic of every garment she choses equals the beautiful pictures she takes.
We've known the team behind VINO KILO, a Mainz based slow fashion start up that's behind most of the vintage kilo sale events all over germany, for a while now and quickly became friends withe the ueber-fun group of people. Not only have we selected and auctioned a few favorite vintage pieces together during our launch party, but also sorted unbelievable amounts of second hand clothing together. While – you probably can imagine – discussing every dimension of the second hand clothing market.
Why we highly recommend their shop? Find amounts and amounts of vintage Levi's denim, pre-loved Burberry Trenchcoats, ueber-fun vintage dresses and everything else you dream of finding in the next vintage kilo shop.