The Portlander's Guide to Online Vintage Shopping

You want to score the perfect vintage outfit/necklace/planter from the comfort of your couch? Here's where to look.

By Eden Dawn

Three looks from Live Forever Vintage’s huge inventory

The time for an energizing brunch with friends over bottomless mimosas, followed by hours of leisurely combing the racks at your favorite vintage stores is currently on pause. But thanks to Al Gore's invention, the internet, you can still do that leisurely vintage shopping from the comfiness of your couch. Behold some of our favorite brick and mortars that have taken it online as well as some new gems that are strictly e-commerce. You're going to need something fancy for all the parties we've been planning once the world opens back up.

Live Forever Vintage

A new shop on the scene, owner Holly Coombes opened her color fantasy midpandemic, and it's the perfect visual escape. Surf through her extensive collection separated out by decades or by categories like "Wild Wild West" and "Pretty Paisleys" and "Ponchos for Days." liveforevervintage.com

Na Ne Na Vintage

Puffy blouses, chunky cable-knit sweaters, and pretty leather loafers—Na Ne Na is a go-to for classic pieces that slide into your everyday wardrobe. depop.com/nanenavintage/

 Xtabay Vintage

If you're into vintage this one is probably already on your list. One of the great pillars of our scene, owner Liz Gross doesn't just find cool old things, she curates some of the finest examples of 20th-century fashion craftsmanship. Her pieces often go in minutes, so act fast. shopxtabay.com

Magpie Vintage

Another longtime Portland name, Magpie left downtown for Southeast four years ago, taking its embroidered cowboy shirts, vintage tees, and accessories galore along for the ride. Now you can access all that, and more, on its Etsy site. etsy.com/shop/MagpieVintagePDX


Find suede capes and silk pants mingling with Sonia Rykiel scarves and Betsey Johnson dresses. While you're already adding to the cart you can throw in some of the bath bombs, fanny packs, and socks Banshee sells, too. shopbanshee.com

Yo! Store

For the better part of 10 years, shopkeeper Sarah Radcliffe has kept Portland ladies outfitted in vintage. From the now-departed Yo! Vintage in the Blackbox Building off West Burnside to her current Yo! Store in the Film Exchange building, Radcliffe knows how to score ready-to-wear vintage. yoportland.com


Full 1950s frocks, plaid jumpers, and lovely velvet numbers for when you really want to pop on those Zoom calls. The thing we appreciate about Wanderlust is the up-close detail shots of the goods, which are key for online buying. etsy.com/shop/wanderlustmobileshop


Whether in the mood to buy or just to ogle, we love to look at Reliquary's Instagram, where hands pile up with delicate antique rings, audacious bejeweled pinky rings, and lovely little bracelets. instagram.com/reliquary___

Hester's Vintage

Portlander Julie Rogers founded Hester's Vintage to honor her grandmother (Hester), who was an avid collector of beautiful things. The site is full of unusual pieces like a crushed turquoise and coral Zuni Eagle Dancer brooch and antique Czech glass cabochons necklaces. hestersvintage.com

Maven Collective

An Instagram darling, it is impossible to not double-tap Maven Collective's vintage jars, beautiful mirrors, and general make-your-house-so-much-cooler-with-this-one-thing photos. mavencollective.com

The Bohemian Find

Loading up the Bohemian Find's page is akin to stepping into digital teak heaven. There are midcentury chairs and sleek record cabinets surrounded by stylish wicker chairs and rattan end tables. thebohemianfind.com

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