You all ready for Round 2 of my Holiday 2019 Gift Guides? This one is coming at you just in time for Cyber Monday, and I’m very much hoping that many of you will shop from this list (or one just like it!), rather than hitting up those big box stores. I always feel good about helping a small business owner get by, instead of lining a big executive’s pockets. And just another quick thought before we get to the good stuff. If you’re out doing some in-person Black Friday or Shop Small Saturday shopping, consider that fun fact recited in the American Express commercials: when you shop small, 67 cents of every dollar stays in the small business owner’s local community.
OK! So now onto the good stuff. This week’s guide is going to focus on one of my favorite types of small shops: VINTAGE. This gift guide, more than any other I will make, is near and dear to me. As someone who has been dealing vintage for more than five years, it may not come as a surprise to you that I have a lot of vintage shop owner friends. But, even more importantly, shopping vintage this holiday season is one of the best ways you can show support for Planet Earth. This age of rampant materialism has fueled the greenhouse gas emissions that are ravaging our planet. Buying vintage will not only keep these pieces from contributing to climate change by decaying in a landfill, but will also keep new goods from being produced (in light of the fact that you didn’t buy that cheap crap from Target).
Narrowing down the list of my favorite vintage shops to show you was a near-impossible task. And since vintage pieces are one-of-a-kind, and I can’t guarantee any of these will still be in stock when you click, be sure to click the links to visit the shops to see all of the other treasures they have in store. Oh, and last thing before we take off: Kate Pearce Vintage is quickly coming back to life with vintage offerings right here on the site.
OK, here you have it. My favorite vintage shops of 2019…
FROM TOP LEFT TO BOTTOM RIGHT:
HAUS MATTER – Katie’s shop is filled with vintage treasures, mostly from the mid-century and 1980s deco, and she has a killer eye for design, too.
FAT DACHSHUND DESIGNS – This set of McM glasses is just a small snippet of the vintage treasures Heather Quigg Macrlje sources and kindly offers up, much to our delight.
LUVE WANT SHOP – Regina’s shop is filled with beautiful brass and vintage glassware that will make you want an excuse to pour that extra glass of wine.
WHITE ELEPHANT CO. – Sharon Phantha’s shop is a carefully curated selection of boho home decor and earthy pieces that will fit right in to just about any style home.
INDIGO TRADE – Iylana Nassiri is living the dream: she travels to the world’s most dreamy locations and brings back all the vintage goods, which she then quite generously offers us over at Indigo Trade.
MOCHAGIRL MARKETPLACE – Tracey Hairston not only offers an amazing collection of worldly goods through her shop, MochaGirl Marketplace, but her stunning home is also filled to the max with the dreamiest plants in all of Appalachia. Get ready to swoon – and head on over to her Instagram.
DRESSING ROOM INTERIORS – Ariene Bethea is a new-to-me friend. It’s rare that I’ll press “FOLLOW” these days on Instagram as there is so much of the same old, same old. But Dressing Room Interiors offerings are more like “GAH! I NEED THAT…AND THAT…AND THAT AND THAT AND THAT!”
AMY’S VINTAGE DECORIUM – Amy Hitchon has been a long-time favorite of mine. I think the best way of describing her selection of vintage goods is they all seem to be those pieces that you dream up in your mind and can never actually find. Yet, Amy always finds them.
So, there you have it. Some of the best vintage slingers of 2019. If you’re looking to shop local vintage in New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, or Chicago, be sure to drop me a line. I have some great shops who like to keep their pieces tucked away in their beautiful storefronts and off of the world wide web.
And be sure to tune in for my last Gift Guide of 2019: ART!