A while ago, I wrote a little guide of vintage in London, with a few links to online shops as well. Obviously, when I do something like that, I can't list all the shops I go to and all the sites I visit, or the guide would be endless. I like to share only the best of the best, places I visit and actually shop at, or at least consistently want to buy stuff from.
Today, I have selected five online stores that I particularly like, for various reasons. They all get the Mademoiselle Robot seal of approval and you can shop there for your vintage gear knowing you will get only beautiful pieces.
Vintage Secret is a little internet gem. The shop owner is my lovely friend Naomi, who has the most impeccable vintage style (always mixed in with very, very naughty shoes!). She got her passion for vintage clothing from her grandmother and it shows. She knows her stuff so well, it is sometimes overwhelming! If you are in a pickle, she will either come to you or invite you in her style boudoir, where you will be able to dive into her selection of dresses while drinking tea (out of vintage cups, of course).
Recently-ish, she branched out and also organizes vintage tea parties and special events, such as Tart at the amazingly decadent 40 Winks.
Click here to see my review of Naomi's vintage styling advice.
Naomi wearing a swimsuit from her impressive collection of 50's swimwear.
I don't think I need to introduce Rhiannon's shop. She makes all sorts of delightful American estate sale finds available to the world, and I can't thank her enough for that! Her blog is an absolute treat as she always has the cutest outfits and the best stories about classic Hollywood starlets and silent film stars. A must for those of you with a penchant for film glamour and modern vintage.
Rhiannon wrote a few tips on Thrifting for me here.
Rhiannon showing off her cute take on vintage.
Natasha is a former fashion buyer and stylist who started her business out of a desire to offer vintage clothing that's better than what's available on the high street. As a result, her pieces are always on trend while staying unique and vintage. She also sells vintage inspired clothing, for those who are not quite ready to step into previously owned dresses, or who simply want an easier shopping experience. Natasha also offers Vintage styling advice.
Here is me wearing a dress from Natasha Bailie.
Natasha (left) with Bogey and Marylin.
Sophia Amoruso started Nasty Gal in 2006. Based in San Francisco, she scours the country looking for the best vintage pieces, with a very strong fashion appeal. All her products are totally on trend right now, even when they are 30 years old. That's definitely her strong point. This is more of a rock chick vintage shop than a cute 50's dress one. But it is perfect for mixing and matching and when you are feeling too lazy to run from shop to shop to find the perfect batwing jumper. The selection is always really edgy at Nasty Gal.
From Nasty Gal Vintage
If you have any favourite online vintage shops or if you have an online vintage shop you think I should check out, either leave a comment below or send me an email!