Your Guide To The Best Vintage & Thrift Shopping In India

    Whoever said vintage is timeless surely knew a thing or two about fashion. With more of us embracing a sustainable lifestyle and making choices that are great for the Earth, vintage shopping is the new grand shift! And you know it — these pieces hold a certain value because of the story they tell. 

    Gone are the days when eBay was the only choice for vintage and thrift shopping. So conscious consumers — here's a list of the best Indian vintage stores to shop from. 

    Bodements

    Bodements

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    Bodements is a true delight for any fashion fanatic. Stocking an exclusive range of preloved pieces, find yourself gawking at their range of jackets and skirts. These pieces are carefully handpicked across Europe — so whether it's a printed top picked in Madrid or a jacket from Paris, you know you're in for a treat. We've got a thing for their earrings. '70s psychedelic earrings to '60s golden clip-ons — these accessories will add a unique value to your wardrobe. 

    You can also follow Bodements on Instagram to discover their latest drops and sales.

    Carol's Shop

    Carol's Shop

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    Founded by Carol Humptsoe, Carol's Shop is truly a dream. This Instagram store is based out of Nagaland, and Carol handpicks her collection from Nepal, New York, Delhi, Bombay — basically everywhere she travels to. As a result, her collection is refreshing, buoyant, and often moody. 

    For those of you who cannot get enough of prints, Carol's Shop has a lot to offer. 

    Aima Vintage

    Aima Vintage is another Instagram store that has stunning preloved clothes. Most of their collection reminds us of the 60s and 70s fashion. And if you are someone who thrives on prints and florals, you'll find plenty to shop from. The best part is that Aima also does sustainable and eco-friendly packaging. Looking for more reasons to shop from Aima? Well, their product range isn't whoppingly expensive. 

    RedEmpress

    RedEmpress

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    Eccentricity is in — you are bound to get a taste of it with RedEmpress. This Instagram-vintage store was founded by Asu Longkumer and Aesha Merchant. Genderfluid shirts to gold-chain linked pattern shirts — this store is all about a burst of colours and style that stands out. The duo handpicks these pieces during their sojourns and they have pieces for both men and women. The price ranges between INR 2,500 to 8,000. Time to make a bold sustainable statement.

    The Salvage Story

    To stalk The Salvage Story on Instagram is so therapeutic. With a great collection of denim and bright shirts — this vintage store was founded by Afifah Siddique. Known for upcycling preloved garments and hand me downs, this store sells out like crazy. So watch out for those new drops. Afifah works with a tailor who fixes these garments which are then put out in the world for us to shop. And what's the deal you get? Denims from brands such as Mossimo, Original Dapper Jeans, Lacarino Jeans, Cambio, etc.

    The price range begins at INR 1,200. 

    Viange

    Viange

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    From Samantha Ruth Prabhu to Priyanka Chopra — Viange has found space in every celebrity closet. And why not? It's India's first vintage designer jewellery store. Pieces from Dior, Valentino, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, and several other iconic designers can be bought from Viange. If you've been waiting to invest in a designer piece, this store has to be on your list of haunts.

    The other thing that Viange is known for is its comprehensive collection of vintage Chanel. Find their ever-famous CC earrings too.  

    Folkpants

    The moment we spotted oversized white shirts on Folkpants, we were sold. Founded by Lumri and Linno Jajo (a sister duo), this Instagram store sells second-hand clothes of great quality. Curating products from local stores and during their trips, Folkpants is home to both bold and minimalistic fashion. Spot florals, gingham prints, and a whole lot of pieces with dramatic collars and sleeves. And the best part? Folkpants is all about affordable fashion. 

    Mirinwon

    Whether you like casuals or chic formals — Mirinwon has something to appease everyone. From printed shirts to bags — this store has a lot of beauties worth grabbing. This store has both vintage and thrift pieces ranging from INR 500 to 6,000. The store has designers and brands like Louis Vuitton, Vans, Miu Miu, Sisley, Coach, Ralph Lauren, etc. The best part is they've got bags too. 

    We recommend following them on Instagram because most of their stuff gets sold out within hours.