While we're not saying to give up on your flea-market hunt for good, we do suggest you take your search online, too. With the recent launch of Hunters Alley, along with a variety of other online consignment shops to choose from, finding vintage decor is now easier than ever. Rounding up a few of our favorites, here are four websites that are delivering (no pun intended) the best antiques and previously owned pieces around the country.
Fleapop: Fleapop has made it easy to turn your collections into a boutique and discover the unique finds of others, both old and new. There is no price to set up shop (although there is a six percent commission fee), and once an item sells, you can ship it to the buyer or have them pick it up. Since everything is tagged, discovering products is just as easy too. The layout is clean and addicting, making shopping feel more like a catalogue experience than a flea-market dig.
Previously Owned by a Gay Man: This isn't your average home consignment concept. The site's well-curated vintage and modern gems resemble what you might find in a reputable antique shop or design boutique. Created for San Francisco locals (shipping outside the Bay Area is also possible), sellers benefit by getting a hefty cut of whatever is sold, including a full-service option, which includes the storage and delivery of items you want to sell. The site's unique combination feels both highbrow and accessible, perfect for those with expensive taste who may not have accommodating bank accounts.
Hunters Alley: Created by the team behind One Kings Lane, Hunters Alley takes the legwork out of profitable purging, online treasure hunting, and, most importantly, finding your next style muse. The collection of one-of-a-kind offerings includes vintage, handmade, and preowned goods, all approved by a design-focused team. The site has an editorial touch that makes shopping almost too easy, and there are several perks, like simple shipping and featured sales.
Chairish: If you're a decor-lover, then you'll want to bookmark this shop. A full-service and trustworthy site, it's an easy place to discover and purchase previously owned furniture and accents. Although you can buy or sell throughout the US, most exchanges do take place in San Francisco. There is also a 20 percent commission fee for sellers. If you're looking to sell before a big move, consider the concierge service that will photograph, measure, and list each item. Best part? Everything mentioned above can be done using the Chairish iPhone app!