UPDATE: I've created an Etsy Vintage Directory, with housewares & more clothing options. Many sellers below are not in the directory, but I still recommend checking them out.
A few weeks ago, Bethany of Road Trip Journal suggested I check out the vintage fashion on Etsy. I've meant to do that for some time; when I started covering vintage, Etsy was about to shut down their vintage category. Things have changed a lot since then, however, and with eBay hiking its rates up yet again, Etsy has become a popular haven for frustrated vintage sellers.
In this case, what's good for sellers is also good for buyers. Etsy stores have reasonable prices (i.e. no insanity-inducing auctions), and buyers have the advantage of seller ratings & the site's easy-to-navigate format.
1. Ma Petite Amy: A well-edited and extremely well-presented collection (that styling!). Owner Amy said on her blog that she's considering moving from Etsy to eBay, so we'll see what happens (via A Cup of Jo).
3. Dewberry Vintage Fashion: Another cute store, with particularly good shoes.
4. OurLadyoftheUnderpas: Aimed at younger buyers, this store features bold pieces for super-low prices, modeled by a diverse set of body types. They also have covetable items in larger sizes (like the coat and red skirt above).
5. Road Trip Journal: The catalyst for this post happens to have an awesome Etsy store. I particularly liked her write-ups--she details each item's flaws and even goes into the history of certain pieces.
6. Enigma Vintage (CLOSED): Excellent descriptions, good pieces, and dreamy photography. The seller really won me over, though, when I visited her blog & saw that she loves the Tightwad Gazette too.
7. Ramona West Vintage Boutique: Clean styling and a boho-chic vibe.