We love the thrill of the hunt at weekend antique markets—there’s nothing quite like discovering a treasure just waiting to be taken to its forever home. That said, it’s not an easy process. Early morning call times, dust-covered everything, sifting and sorting through hundreds of items before you find the one. It often feels like professional antique hunters are the only ones who score the really good finds. But there are actually tons of online vintage home shops where you can shop for vintage pieces and antiques from the comfort of home.
For many of us, shopping for vintage while tucked in bed with a cup of coffee is much more enjoyable than rising at the crack of dawn to brave the endless aisles of antique markets. With many antique festivals canceled or postponed, now is a better time than ever to support these businesses who heavily rely on in-person shopping to pay the bills and keep their shops alive and thriving.
Many antique dealers across the country have since taken their shops online to get their inventory out there, and we couldn’t be happier to support them and find some gems for our own homes that we would otherwise miss out on.
Whether you’re looking for a vintage Eames chair, beautiful Turkish rugs, art to add to your gallery wall, or unusual knickknacks, these stores have you covered. Here are our favorite online vintage home shops to help your home achieve its own special style while supporting some great small businesses and antique dealers in the process.
featured image: Jayson Home
Everything from Danish chairs to a French dining table and a Swedish anatomical poster—all rooted in the past—can be found at Eneby Home. Owned by Doug and Carina Jenkins in Nashville, Tennessee, these talented dealers specialize in European pieces primarily from Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, and France. Known for the quality of their goods and their fair pricing, Eneby Home has become a resource in antiques, modern and vintage furnishings for designers, and high-end retail stores. The majority of their business is done with designers, but anyone and everyone is welcome to shop their amazing storefront, their website, or their swoon-worthy pieces on 1stDibs.
Nomadic Trading Company is a Durham, North Carolina-based vintage and antique dealer that’s been hand selecting one-of-a-kind items from around the world since 1995. They’ve stayed true to progressive vintage design concepts and specialize in reclaimed hand-woven rugs, vintage furniture, repurposed industrial lighting, and other practical decorative items for home and commercial projects.
Located just north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, The Corbel specializes in preserving the best of the past. They do this by reclaiming and utilizing antique doors, antique wide plank flooring, and assorted architectural salvage. The Corbel has amazing items stashed everywhere over their 10,000 square feet warehouse, and also specialize in unique lighting, furnishings, and unique decor for your home.
This quaint shop based in Bruges, Belgium serves everything from low-range decorative antiques to high quality and rare design objects. Run by third-generation dealer Pieter Verschaeve, the business runs through his veins. He trots around the globe showcasing his beautiful pieces. I had the chance to meet Pieter at the fall antique festival in Round Top, TX a couple of years ago and have loved following along his journey. He finds beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces, which he regularly promotes on his Instagram as well.
For over two decades, Jayson Home has been scouring the globe in search of furnishings and accessories designed to inspire. Edgy, yet elegant. Sophisticated, but never stuffy. Timeless, but always of the moment. These are their guideposts for collecting an ever-evolving mix of modern-day and one-of-a-kind vintage furniture, tableware, lighting, candles, books, pillows, textiles, and more.
Over the years, they’ve grown from their landmark Chicago shop to include an online store that I could seriously browse for hours—they even have an online catalog that I love flipping through for inspiration. They’re constantly adding new, unique products to their inventory. Jayson Home has everything you didn’t even know you needed—the fun “Vintage Curiosities” category on their site is full of delightfully unique items that will satisfy your flea market fix right from your living room.
A local favorite here in Austin, Texas, Vintage Fresh was born in 2015 out of love for modern design and all things vintage. The brick and mortar shop enabled Vintage Fresh’s owner, Leslie, to share her passion for vintage furniture and bold, bright colors. Always thoughtfully curated and carefully refinished. The storefront in Austin and the online shop features beautifully refurbished furniture and unique pieces, as well as home decor, gifts, and other vintage finds. Antique shoppers will want to put this gem of an online vintage home shop on your shopping radar.
Although Sunday Shop in the Big Easy offers more modern fare furniture and textiles than the others on this list, we had to include it in the roundup as it’s one of our favorite go-to’s for all things home. Unique decor, charming nicknacks, and timeless art pieces fill the walls of this beautiful shop where we could spend well, every Sunday. Their Instagram feed always gives us major heart eyes and continues to be a regular source of inspiration.
Since its launch in 2017, Portmanteaux has maintained a thoughtfully curated collection of gorgeous vintage furniture, objects, apparel, and accessories. Inspired by the founders’ love of design, Pormanteaux has given them the opportunity to work with creatives and clients who love to explore and breathe new life into found pieces. The online shop carries some of the most beautiful decorative touches I’ve ever seen!
Alongside a fabulous online vintage home shop, this West Hollywood-based store offers services ranging from interior styling, rentals, consignment, and of course, in-person sales. It’s a one-stop-shop for everything from home décor, furniture, knick-knacks, kitchen supplies, and so much more.
Looking for the perfect Baroque lounge chair, Gustavian sideboard, or Biedermeier chest? Then look no further than the stunning Lief Gallery. The founders’ upbringing in Sweden was influenced by the tradition of finding unique pieces that ran through generations of their families. They are committed to sourcing items like an object carved out of wood by a farmer during the mid-1800s, a gilded Baroque console from a castle, a rug woven during the 1920s in Marta Maas-Fjetterström’s workshop, or a 1960’s leather sofa by Poul Kjaerholm.
The Dutch Oven Finds online shopping experience is a little different than most. In an effort to recreate the thrill of an antique hunt IRL, shoppers book private browsing appointments online via FaceTime or Zoom. It’s the perfect way to get a special, curated look at the gorgeous items they have in their shop. Nothing like being able to see what pieces are in the shop and get a close look at every nook and cranny before making a big investment!
Lucca Antiques highlights the owners’ passion for fine European antiques, architectural elements, and their love of creating their own limited editions from old materials and found objects. Lucca has some of the most unique and interesting lighting options around, not to mention their gorgeous assortment of furniture and accessories.
Hollywood at Home, is the spot for vintage finds, textiles, accessories, and bespoke furniture. Snag a few goodies from their expansive collection of vintage furniture, lighting, textiles, and objects. I’m particularly charmed by their collection of stoneware pottery and ceramic lamps, they’re utterly unique and beautiful.
Furnish Green is always on the hunt for unique vintage and antique pieces. All their items are well-made and built to last for a lifetime. They’re also extremely reasonably priced, making high-end vintage furniture accessible to more people. It’s a lovely and attainable way to build and maintain a vintage home aesthetic. Even the online shop feels like a friendly local neighborhood joint!
Not only does Big Daddy’s Antiques source vintage and highly unique collections for home and garden from all over the world, but they also work with designers and architects to create one-of-a-kind spaces. It’s a dreamy array of iconic pieces that have to be seen to be believed!
And here is a list of my favorite go-to vintage shops on Etsy:
We couldn’t round up a list of our favorite vintage furniture dealers without including those on Etsy we love, too. It’s a global marketplace that has been connecting shoppers with artists and their unique goods for years. Etsy is hands down one of the best spots to find vintage furniture from all around the world, and I love that you can chat with the owners one on one through the site as if you were shopping in their actual store.
Since the site houses thousands of dealers with a wide variety of items, you can search for just about anything. (Keywords are everything if you aren’t sure exactly what you may want but know the style, color, texture, or vibe of what you’re looking for—here are a few tips on how to find vintage vessels on Etsy) While it gives you global access, you can also search by region if you want to avoid shipping fees to find your perfect match.
CollectionIt will help you add modernist Parisian flair to your home. We are very much fans of this sophisticated French boutique.
Our Vintage Bungalow is one of my favorite shops to find unique gifts and accessories to spruce up bookshelves, etc. They also have beautiful vintage chairs, bookshelves, funky 19th-century art, and all sorts of unique items to add a vintage, well-collected feel to your home.
This French shop is a lighting and décor enthusiast’s goldmine, with items sourced from the 1930s through the 1980s. They also have a fantastic collection of rattan goods as well. Swoon!
This Bulgarian dealer has an eclectic vintage mixture of home goods that will give your space a well-traveled, global edge. I love browsing their delightful home decor, non-mainstream gifts, collectibles, curiosities, antiques, and pieces of nostalgia.
What are your favorite online vintage home shops? Share them with us below!
This post was originally published on September 25, 2020, and has since been updated.