Shop It Like It’s Hot: The 10 Most Popular Vintage Items, According to Sellers

published Aug 27, 2017
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There’s no denying that vintage and antique wares for the home are loved by all generations. Whether you’re working with a full-on antique-infused aesthetic or you’re a contemporary minimalist looking to add a little timeless flavor to your look, it appears everyone is embracing vintage decor to one degree or another. And because we were curious about what was hot right now, we picked the brains of five purveyors of vintage goods to see what people can’t stop buying. Read on for the top 10 most popular vintage items on the market right now.

Brass Everything

According to Shelly Haywood and Lisa Cameron of The Modern Vault, vintage brass everything — particularly brass wall sculptures — are super hot right now. This warm metal is a great way to add inviting texture.

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Sunburst Clocks

Haywood and Cameron are also finding that this mid-century classic is seeing a major resurgence in the vintage-obsessed scene, bringing sunshiney vibes to homes far and wide.

Danish Credenzas

Given Scandinavian style’s massive popularity, it’s no surprise that Haywood and Cameron are having a hard time keeping Danish credenzas in stock.

Mid-Century Dining

The folks over at popular vintage Etsy shop Littlecows said that classic mid-century collectibles are in high demand lately for the dining room. With the amount of Saarinen-style tables and Eames dining chairs we see, we’re sure they’re right about this one.

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Vintage Glass Bottles

Old-timey bottles like the ones pictured here via MidWestLiving are super popular according to Jaclyn of 86 Vintage. They’ll immediately add a layer of visual intrigue while functioning as a creative alternative to conventional vases.

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Ladder Back Chairs

86 Vintage is also seeing a ton of interest in the ladder back chairs of yesteryear from decor enthusiasts looking to spice up their style with this vintage staple.

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Stoneware Jugs

If you’re having trouble figuring out what to do with a vacant space on your countertop, consider incorporating the antique stoneware jugs that are in high demand at 86 Vintage.

Sculptural Candlesticks

Lisa Hashima of the swoon-worthy shop Her Vintage Crush, is finding that a lot of folks are looking for quiet ways to tuck a bit of luxury into their aesthetic with brass sculptural candlesticks.

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’70s Glam Barware

Hashima is also seeing a lot of people glam it up on the barware front with items like Imperial Shoji glass and vintage brass bar carts (we’re coveting the Maison Bagues cart AM Dolce Vita scored on Craigslist shown here) gaining popularity.

Velvet Upholstery

Kalyn McCutcheon of the Brooklyn-based Etsy shop Gallivanting Girls said that despite the heat of summer, velvet upholstery is still making major waves in their shop. Everything from velvet sofas to pillows to chairs are continuing to garner the attention of buyers.