How to Shop Vintage Furniture Without Leaving Instagram

published May 24, 2019
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If you’re like me, you’re constantly scrolling through Instagram to gather home inspiration and stalk stay up-to-date with your favorite designers. But lately, I’ve loved browsing everyone’s favorite photo-sharing platform to keep up with amazing accounts selling gorgeous furniture.

While shipping charges are something to consider, these accounts are the perfect way to shop vintage pieces from all over the country without having to navigate flea market after flea market. These accounts sell swoon-worthy vintage and refurbished pieces.

Many of my friends have purchased pieces from this account, which—as the name suggests—is based in Charleston but ships to interested buyers across the country. Their style is chinoiserie heavy, with tons of faux bamboo pieces (think Chippendale chairs and beautiful Palm Beach style dressers), and they also offer lacquer services.

Follow this account if, like me, you love all furniture that’s Jonathan Adler-esque, can’t say no to a good cane chair or mirror, or need some burl wood in your life. Turn those post notifications on: Items on this page move quickly!

Laura’s preppy, chinoiserie-style items are shipped to buyers across the U.S. Her products offerings are similar to One of a Find Charleston’s, so if you happened to miss out on a gorgeous item there, odds are she may have something similar. Laura also posts her fair share of campaign chests, bamboo mirrors, and more. I’m lusting over the navy dresser pictured above.

I wasn’t familiar with this store when I lived in Philadelphia, and I’m so bummed—they offer truly great pieces at unbeatable prices. Unfortunately, many of their items are for in-store purchase only. But Retrospect Vintage has an Etsy page and will ship things like clothing and baskets—just note that bulkier pieces are solely for local pickup.

This page is great to follow if you live in the greater Philly area and want to furnish a stylish home or apartment on a budget. I’m already planning on visiting their storefront when I head up to the city next month.

Miss Pixie’s is my local D.C. fave. The store doesn’t ship items, but staff members will hand-deliver to nearby residents for a fee so you don’t strain your back lifting that six-drawer dresser up three flights of stairs.

Items range from classic to quirky—on any given day, you might find a set of faux-bamboo chairs alongside sassy artwork and colorful pottery—and prices run the gamut. The store will hold items if you spot them on Instagram and can’t duck over until after work, but like many of these other places, sales happen quickly.

Can’t get enough of all things #MCM? (Mid-century modern, not Man Crush Monday, duh!) This is the shop for you. Selling everything from Bentwood chairs to funky mirrors and light fixtures, this shop errs on the quirkier side and is geared toward those who truly appreciate authentic mid-century design. You won’t find these items in today’s chain home stores, that’s for certain.

This account offers stunning mid-century and boho gems. If you’ve always wanted that wicker desk, brass pharmacy lamp, or pair of MCM night stands, you’ve come to the right place. This shop is mostly brick-and-mortar, but some smaller items ship (like these super cool pillows).