21 Best Vintage Homeware And Furniture Stores Online

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Our vintage obsession stretches farther than our wardrobes because yes, ‘fast interiors‘ are a thing too.

Stop your space looking like everyone else’s and engage in circular shopping with some well-placed second hand, antique and vintage homeware all done from the comfort of your own sofa with some online shopping (we’re not all ones for trawling car boots and auction houses).

If you already know what you are looking for, be it a specific mid-century designer or thrifty up-cycling project, look to eBay, Etsy and 1st Dibs and search their vast marketplaces.

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But if a more curated experience appeals, look to our list of the 21 best vintage homeware and furniture online stores now.

Our top tips for buying homeware and furniture online:

  • Measure, measure and measure again. Imagery and your imagination can play tricks on you, so ensure pieces fit and work well in the space ahead of time by measuring.
  • Ask away. These dealers are used to questions, and should know a lot more than you do about any given object, so feel free to ask about quality, history and return policy ahead of time.
  • Think creatively. Interiors are made only better with considered risks, be it clashing bold colours or using unexpected items for new practical uses.

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1

Zebra Homeware

‘Our mission is to source vintage homeware items and decorative antiques that complement modern homes and period properties,’ owner Rachel McKenna explained.

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2

Pine & Treasure

‘Pine & Treasure aims to promote conscious consumerism and sustainable style not just through clothing, but through beautiful, unique treasures for your home too.

‘With very affordable prices and many items starting from as low as £10, Pine & Treasure makes second hand shopping for homeware and furniture accessible to a wide and frugal audience,’ owner Katie Anderson told ELLE UK.

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3

Jumble London

‘Jumble is a carefully curated collection of all things unique and antique. A great deal of care, thought and time goes into acquiring each item. To us, the pieces are exciting, interesting, one-off, second-hand and sustainably-sourced objets d’art that spark joy,’ owner Ben Allen explained.

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4

Williamson Adams

‘I set up Williamson Adams in memory of my grandmothers Elizabeth Williamson and Kathryn Adams. One the daughter of an auction house runner and the other a dealer herself, both in very male dominated worlds,’ owner Helen Gilchrist told us.

‘My concept is to source mid century modern and unusually crafted antiques.’

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5

The Tarnished Home

‘The Tarnished Home has evolved from a love of interiors, design and all things vintage and antique,’ owner Meagan Donovan said.

‘In a culture which can often be throwaway, I want to offer people an alternative. Pieces that are vintage and antique not only offer a sustainable option but add a warmth and texture to your home that just can’t be replicated with new. For me the most interesting interiors are those which have evolved with time, experiences and reflect the adventures we’ve been on.’

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6

Home Barn

‘Homebarn is often described as “The New Curiosity Shop” its website is packed to the brim with exciting finds from locally built reclaimed dining tables to antique cupboards, vintage coffee tables, mirrors and decorative antiques,’ a representative from the brand told us.

‘If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind item for your uniquely stylish home with a modern rustic aesthetic, then this is a one stop shop with fast nationwide delivery. Everything found within their stylish Buckinghamshire barn can also be found on their beautiful website and delivered nationwide.’

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7

Max Keys

‘I am currently based between London and Paris and have a stand in the Paul Bert antiques market on the outskirts of Paris, open Friday – Monday,’ antiques dealer Max Keys said.

‘I wanted to find a way to emulate what I do on Instagram (daily stock drops at 6pm UK time) in real life, so the selection of pieces changes on a weekly basis. Above all, whether it be online or offline, the most important thing for me was make it accessible and fun – it is the most exciting way to buy and sell.’

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8

Ourika London

‘Recently launched rug company Ourika curates a unique collection of beautiful one of a kind antique and vintage rugs sourced from around the world,’ Ourika told ELLE UK.

‘Founded by Katie Loweth, the East London brand focuses on carefully selected one off finds which are released in regular drops online. Expect to find handwoven Persian and Moroccan rugs made from all natural materials which are chosen for their quality, beauty and craftsmanship. Committed to sustainability and sourcing timeless old pieces over buying new, Ourika rugs come with a story, plenty of character and just the right amount of wear.’

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9

The Antik Store

‘The Antik Store aspires to inject a piece of luxury into the every day, filling your home and wardrobe with unique, one of a kind pieces, making it more accessible for everyone to shop for second hand items for your home and wardrobe,’ Georgia Ranrup, owner of Folkestone-based Antik, told ELLE UK.

‘Every item that is chosen supports a small, independent supply chain of market sellers or charities. You can be happy knowing the money spent is not going towards growing a large corporate company but is being fed back into a small local community.’

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10

Shop Wallis

‘We want be part of the bigger picture in preventing furniture from going to waste by reusing, repurposing and restoring found pieces and objects,’ owner Kat Pottages explained.

‘We provide affordable and unique, vintage and antique items for every home and every budget.’

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11

Bammbamm

‘I started Bamm Bamm to sell all the fab vintage things I find that I can’t fit in my home,’ seller Hannah King told ELLE UK.

‘Now it’s an obsession to source and style the coolest, most beautiful pieces and give them a new home where they can be cherished for another few decades.

‘I have a particular soft spot for lamps, but doesn’t everyone?’

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12

Pato Interiors

‘Pato Interiors is an online shop selling antique furniture. I find mostly pieces dating from the 18th or 19th centuries but it’s not a hard and fast rule’, owner Katherine Westmacott explained.

‘The key thing for me is craftsmanship, I like things that are built to last as well as look good.

‘I am a firm believer that just because an item is used for a practical purpose it doesn’t have to be boring and mass produced; antique plate racks make beautiful towel rails for example.’

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13

Owl And The Elephant

‘Owl and the Elephant is an online vintage furniture and accessories shop based in Surbiton, Greater London,’ Elizabeth Badorn told us.

‘We search the UK and abroad looking for unique, quality vintage pieces and we are influenced by industrial and mid century designs which work well in traditional or contemporary settings. We are passionate about what we do and care about the environment, by having vintage pieces in our homes we are helping against the ‘fast furniture’ culture and are creating unique and interesting home and work spaces.’

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14

Lair

‘Lair is a place where you can find beautiful, unusual, (mostly) 20th century furniture; the sort of pieces that are striking and remarkable, and yet tie a room together, at the same time,’ furniture dealer Ross Finnie explained.

‘When people think of vintage furniture they might think of sturdy classic pieces, teak and wicker. There are plenty of people who do that very well, but Lair is about bright colours and experimental materials (think Eero Aarnio’s ‘pastilli’ chair, shaped like a giant sweet). I love finding objects that are playful, fun and a little weird.

‘Sustainability can have a reputation for being dour; Lair is about helping people find beautiful, fun second-hand furniture of the highest quality. You don’t want the same chair as everyone else.’

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15

Modern Room

‘Modern Room sells 20th century furniture, lighting, art and objects from design classics to anonymous one-off pieces,’ the Modern Room team told ELLE UK.

‘Owner Ben Joyner has over 20 years experience of sourcing vintage design from around the globe and has a particular love for British postwar design, modernist plywood furniture and midcentury lighting.’

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16

Shop Mantel

‘Mantel is a curated selection of one off vintage design objects for the home,’ the team at Mantel said.

‘Each piece has been hand selected for its distinctive, unusual and timeless design. We aim to strike a balance between decorative and functional pieces, many of which will enhance your mantelpiece as well as fulfilling a purpose.’

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17

Eesome Shop

‘Eesome is an online store offering curated vintage smalls for the modern home and conscious consumer,’ owner Hana Bauman-Lyons said.

‘Specialising in vintage ceramics from Europe, we offer a unique selection with a strong focus on organic form and materials. We aim to provide our customers with beautiful alternatives to mass-produced goods, adding charm and character to their homes whilst supporting a small scale supply chain and circular economy.’

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18

John Cornall Antiques

‘John Cornall Antiques is a small family run business who some regard as the leading UK stockist of quality antique and vintage painted furniture, country furniture, folk and primitive art, fine art and decorative items,’ the team told us.

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19

Scout Goods

‘I’ve always been obsessed with treasure hunting, scouring car boots, antique sales and second hand shops for gems, but there were always far too many good finds to keep,’ Scout Goods curator Daisy Payne said.

‘I really love the history each item keeps, the story it holds, and the journey its been on.’

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20

Perfect English Stuff

‘Inspired by my late granny, an antique dealer, and run with my mother, a writer on design and interiors, we recycle beauty by selling decorative antique and vintage stuff for the stylish home,’ Elizabeth Kemp explained.

‘Favourite stock items include candlesticks, majolica leaf plates, and early 19th century hand-painted china. You will also find pictures, including pressed seaweed and oak leaf wreaths, unusual pottery, glass, and textiles. ‘

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Conspicuous Collector

‘I source and acquire unique, antique furniture, art and textiles- items that make you wonder about the life they lived before arriving with you,’ Lisa Gates said of her curation.

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