If you're a vintage hunter, you know the feeling of spotting a mind-blowingly gorgeous rug in someone's home only to hear the dreaded "oh, yes, it's vintage and I found it in Marrakesh/a far-off flea market/I'm never telling you" when you inquire with its owner about where it came from. And while it feels like getting your hands on a bonafide vintage treasure requires investing in a plane ticket across the globe (and a month's rent after you fish out your find from a bazaar), it doesn't have to be that way! That dreamy vintage rug is but a click away and cheaper than you think! Check out some of our favorite purveyors here. (But feel free to pretend your journey involved far more than opening up your laptop — your secret's safe with us.)
Two sets of people continents apart — Kurt and Joyce in Turkey, and husband-and-wife duo Ben and Amber in California — felt very strongly (like the rest of us) that buying vintage shouldn't put you in the poor house, and you shouldn't have to travel the globe in search of an unbelievable deal, either. So the pairs teamed up to create Revival Rugs, eliminating the middle man to provide affordable, one-of-a-kind vintage rugs delivered right to your doorstep.
Part of the reason we're so enamored with vintage anything is because the pieces come not only with great design, but with a rich history and story behind them. This is exactly the sentiment that brought vintage rug site Canary Lane to life. High style and eternal wanderlust prevail for this stellar vintage brand.
eCarpetGallery really knows the warp and weft of the vintage rug world. This trusted purveyor has been offering killer vintage rugs for over 20 years and their selection of everything from Persian, Oriental, modern, floral and more will keep your options in constant overflow.
They say necessity is invention's mother, which was precisely the driving force behind super chic vintage rug brand Sister Golden. After Vicki and Brooke, the mother-daughter team who run this e-com site, couldn't find vintage rugs in the vibrant colorways they were looking for, they decided to find them themselves. (AND, share them with us!)
Derived from her first-hand account of indigenous crafts in the making by global artisans, Laura Hebden of Maven Collection put all her efforts into creating social consciousness through ethically sourced products.
You might be familiar with this brand, formerly known as Pink Rug Co., and although their name has changed, their killer rugs have remained the same. If you're in the market for a vintage-washed Beni Ourain that won't break the bank, consider it found!
By now we know we can all count on Chairish to deliver an ever-expanding marketplace of great design finds. And, vintage rugs are no exception!
A one-stop-shop for great vintage kilims and rugs, Kilim Studio is super easy to navigate and ordering through them is a total dream. They provide a lot of information and details behind each one of their extraordinary finds.
Perhaps one of Seattle's best kept secrets (at least when it comes to rugs!), Homestead Seattle is a gem for eclectic, hard-to-find vintage rugs.