A staggering (and well-organized) selection is what really impresses about this site, where sleek signet rings from the '40s are offered up alongside quirky, pretty charms and ladylike watches. Filigree rings can run up to $2,500, but the majority of its wares are more gently priced.
This buzz-worthy store in New York's SoHo neighborhood focuses on hard-to-find pieces from heavy hitters like Yves Saint Laurent, Donna Karan, and Gucci. The site offers the best of the designers' signature looks, like a long, pleated Mary McFadden gown from the '70s or a shapely structured '80s dress by Norma Kamali.
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Featured in the April 2009 issue.
One of the most common frustrations of shopping for antique accessories on the Web is the lack of clear photos. At Hi + Lo, it's visual overload: Every item—from a graphic 1964 World's Fair scarf to a Mexican enamel bird pin—can be clearly viewed at nearly full-page size, which makes it easy to shop with confidence.
Bright colors and prints are the stock-in-trade at this California store. The items here focus on iconic looks from the late 1960s through the 1980s: a slick Charlie's Angels–worthy turquoise blue trench, a bohemian high-waisted floral skirt, or a flouncy, printed corset dress. Sign up for the store's newsletter to get a sneak peek at the upcoming arrivals.
Along with a well-stocked supply of perfectly worn-in jeans and button-downs, you'll find a pitch-perfect section devoted to incredible designer finds. The selection isn't as comprehensive as some other sites, but each piece—from a graphic '80s YSL blouse to a silver Courreges coat—feels handpicked and one-of-a-kind.
This easy-to-navigate site has wonderfully vivid fashion photography and is packed with a unique blend of on-trend vintage goods—from a cozy cable-knit sweater with batwing sleeves to a canary yellow swing coat—alongside a few well-chosen contemporary pieces. Its blog keeps visitors up-to-date on new arrivals and owner Sophia Amoruso's latest obsessions.
Intricate patterns and subtle details are what make the carefully edited pieces from this Hollywood-based retailer so unique—and the site shows them all from numerous angles. As an added bonus, the dresses and skirts are all professionally hemmed, and anything you don't love can be returned.