You know Etsy can be counted on for unique jewellery, homemade soaps, handcrafted cards and bespoke stationery, but have you ever considered the online shopping rabbit hole as a destination to outfit your wardrobe? Among its millions of items up for sale are some covetable fashion finds—you just have to do some sifting.
Skip the trip to the vintage shop and click through to a treasure trove of fashion pieces from your favourite decades—vintage and upcycled denim, statement jackets and tops straight from the '90s, delicate separates that have French-girl style written all over them and made-to-order dresses to suit all your wardrobe needs. To streamline your search for the perfect piece your closet's been missing, we've rounded up the nine best Etsy shops fashion girls have bookmarked.
Head below to check out the best Etsy shops for all your soon-to-be-favourite fashion finds.
Handmade in Newcastle, Bikiniboo specialises in these sassy adjustable one-pieces that have shoppers raving. One customer says: "I absolutely love the quality and vintage style of the suit. I am a larger, curvier woman, and it hugs all the right places and hides the wrong ones!" Count us in.
High-Waisted Swimsuit (£43)
Etsy is a great source for traditional craftsmanship—case in point, you'll find many Ukranian brands specialising in the kind of needlework boho dresses that usually cost a fortune when translated into luxury designer sites. We'll snap these up ahead of next summer.
If you're looking for the coolest "new" vintage denim, head over to this Austin-based treasure trove of Levi's in every possible wash. Finish off your new pair with an impossibly cool T-shirt from the '80s or '90s and you'll be convinced you've just found your new one-stop shop.
Levi's 501 Jeans (£78)
You know those days when you're regular Louis Vuitton bag just doesn't feel, well, boho enough? Then step up to the bar VintageBohoLovesLoui—customs handbags created by a lady called Gloria who specialises in repurposing vintage LV bags by flourishing them whipstitching, tassels, crystal and stone embellishments, embroidered handles and so much more.
The World Traveler Bag (£877)
Made-to-order dresses are certainly not commonplace nowadays but this Brooklyn-based brand offers exactly that. In addition to beautifully crafted custom orders, you can shop shift silhouettes, maxi dresses and gingham styles that are perfectly suited for the season.
Nana Shift Dress (£86)
Caveat: You have to ignore the dated imagery and look at the fact that these Bulgarian sweaters are completely genius. From rainbow zigzags to that giant burgundy cable-knit you've been searching for, this niche label has all the jumpers a cold girl could wish for.
Nordic Sweater (£151)
What else is on Etsy? The sunglasses we're buying in every colour for summer.
This piece has been updated by Hannah Almassi