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14 vintage fashion shops and influencers to follow
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14 vintage fashion shops and influencers to follow


Curate your Instagram feed with these accounts to explore a captivating tapestry of fashion’s glorious past

In the whimsical world of vintage fashion, vibrant colours and intriguing textures reign supreme, and Instagram has become the digital haven for showcasing these cherished styles.

Whether it’s the frilly frocks of the 1920s, groovy bell bottoms from the ’70s, or bold prints (and shoulders) from the ’80s, our handpicked selection of vintage fashion accounts aims to ignite your imagination and inspire new ways to wear old clothes.

These accounts not only promote ethically conscious styles, but unveil a treasure trove of high-quality pieces, each with its own unique story. Together, they create a captivating tapestry of fashion’s glorious past.

1. @vintage_jungle | Amsterdam

Dig into a wonderful world where vintage elegance meets contemporary cravings and prepare to be tempted by the allure of every piece. Or, hide your wallet.

Vintage Jungle offers an array of candy-coloured cotton dresses, beautiful antique silk blouses and exquisite beaded tops that transport you back in time.

Unveiling enchanting new arrivals every few days, it’s no wonder this meticulously curated vintage shop has captivated over 14K followers on Instagram.

2. @a_musevintage

This creative collection of vintage clothing embodies the essence of timeless elegance with a contemporary twist.

Amuse Vintage is where curated vintage and handmade garments play together, creating a boutique of frilly feminine styles that are equal parts daring and darling.

Through lacy blouses, whimsical ruffled pinafores, and seductive corset girdles, this account showcases the sultry side of slow fashion and celebrates the art of styling pieces in creative and unconventional ways. Follow along and prepare to be captivated.

3. @lapoubellevintage | Brooklyn, NY

Join over 22K vintage enthusiasts in following this fun, flirty and totally fabulous Instagram account.

La Poubelle Vintage in Brooklyn invites retro fans all over the globe to delve into a whimsical world of deadstock vintage designer labels and premium women’s clothing and accessories.

From Diane Freis dresses to Gunne Sax and Norma Kamali, this Brooklyn-based boutique unveils captivating treasures with mesmerizing prints and luxurious fabrics almost daily.

4. @mamalovesyouvintage | Toronto

Welcome to Mama Loves You Vintage, a popular Toronto-based boutique with a devoted following of 23K vintage enthusiasts.

Founded by mother-daughter duo Melo and Mahro Anfield, this account is a gateway to the rich tapestry of fashion’s history.

From the early 1900s to the late 1990s, they bring forth a curated selection of vintage treasures right from their Queen Street West doorstep.

Brace yourself for daily updates filled with vibrant hues and timeless styles that breathe new life into fashion’s past.

5. @luckycharm.vintage | United Kingdom

Explore the endearing styles of the 1900s to the 1950s, carefully curated by Lucky Charm Vintage to create a visual delight.

From innocent Edwardian night dresses to foxy floral frocks, and ’40s beach sets, each piece in this collection is a picnic for the eyes.

Prepare to be captivated by remarkable vintage finds that preserve the essence of timeless fashion. New treasures are posted weekly.

6. @cacklingcapscollective | San Diego

Get ready to groove as this California-based Instagram account takes you on a tantalizing trip through retro bliss.

Cackling Cap Collective is a kaleidoscope of fashion history, where every pair of chiffon pants, playful romper and stylish robe tells a story and brings the past to life on the daily.

7. @demetravintage | Pawtucket, RI

For clothing that captivates, visit Demetra Vintage. This Instagram features exquisite dresses, whimsical jumpsuits and delicate skivvies curated by the visionary Sofia Michaelides.

Her extraordinary collection of silk, chiffon, and lace garments fuse timeless elegance and impish charm, showcasing the exquisite craftsmanship of bygone eras. It’s no wonder this Instagram account has 23K+ followers.

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8. @69_vintage | Toronto

Do you want to wear vintage clothing but have no idea how? Then drop by the dazzling Instagram account of 69 Vintage, curated by the renowned and multi-talented Kealan Sullivan.

Her account is a treasure trove of style, where romantic white cotton lace dresses waltz with 1970s Wrangler jeans and leather moto jackets.

Besides a wide range of vintage clothes, followers are kept up to date on a variety of vintage shows and pop-ups happening around Toronto, including her own Hippie Market.

9. @twodeadgals | Washington, DC

Travel to a 1970s wonderland with this eclectic vintage account. Charming crochet tops, sweet playsuits with stunning psychedelic prints and stylish silhouettes come together to beautifully illustrate fashion’s most unforgettable decade.

Follow along for iconic brand names and exemplary styles that guarantee to inspire.

10. @dustydaisyvintage | Utah

With an awe-inspiring collection of pretty pastel dresses, beautiful blouses and other whimsical women’s garments, Dusty Daisy Vintage is a haven for retro fashion fans all over the world.

Each and every vibrant piece in this collection is celebrated and brought to life against a pristine white background, offering over 22K Instagram followers a fresh and captivating perspective on the finest styles of yesteryear.

11. @readwritethrift | Toronto

Read Write Thrift is where fashion, sustainability and storytelling intertwine.

With a profound passion for slow fashion, this eclectic Instagram account shares secondhand shopping tips, guides followers in finding their unique style, explores the social and environmental implications of fashion and showcases the talents of Toronto artisans.

Join the journey and discover the power of fashion in shaping a brighter future for both people and the planet.

12. @guts_club | Vancouver

Discover Guts Club, an amusing account showcasing curated vintage fashion from the 1940s to Y2K.

Followers will find one-of-a-kind jerseys, western shirts, shaggy coats and floral blouses that cater to all genders.

The account also invites fans to explore innovative ways to style vintage and reworked clothing, blending different eras.

Can you imagine pairing ’80s snakeskin boots with a white prairie dress? Guts Club makes it work.

13. @thelittleshopmtl | Montreal

La Petite Boutique in Montreal gives new meaning to the term "street style" and captures the allure of real individuals who walk into the store.

Amid a collection of retro clothing and accessories, the boutique's Instagram accounts presents happy customers whose smiles inspire followers and celebrate the beauty of vintage fashion. Follow along and discover timeless treasures to work into your own personal style.

14. @valleyvintage902 | Lunenberg, NS

Based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, this newer-to-the-’gram vintage clothing account regularly offers a diverse range of eclectic finds to its followers.

Vintage lovers can expect to find a multitude of looks, from old-school Snoopy tees to fancy floral dresses. Bell bottoms, plaid jackets and ’70s puffer vests cater to everyone’s taste. The store even has options for kids.

Tune in for regular updates and thrilling thrift hauls as this sweet and stylish boutique readies for a studio opening.

Karen Lloyd is a New Brunswick-based freelance writer and founder of Park Plaza Vintage.

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