online thrift stores uk

Looking for the best online thrift stores in the UK? I have put together a list of 20 online secondhand stores that are accessible to everyone. Whether you are wanting to buy one-of-a-kind pieces or sell your pre-loved clothing, there are plenty of options to choose from. I have included resellers that specialise in vintage clothing, designer pieces and beloved charity shops with great taste.

The UK has a rich history in charity shop culture. One of the very first charity shops was established in 1899 by the Wolverhampton Society for the Blind ( which is now the Beacon Centre for the Blind). During World War I, such fund-raising efforts were well-known and brought communities together to help the less fortunate during these difficult times.

However, it wasn’t until during World War II did charity shops become more mainstream. The Red Cross played a big role in popularising charity shops by opening over 350 stores across the UK, the first being at 17 Old Bond Street, London in 1941 (I was excited when I went for a visit to check it out, but it’s now a Prada…so I drooled over their window display instead). Now, aside from the clothing rails at our loyal charity shops, secondhand clothing has become a booming industry.

I’m always asked why I have such an obsession with Vintage fashion. And I could explain for hours why. But my main fascination is simply because vintage is unique. No one else will have that same piece as often only one of them, or a small collection, was ever made.

Vintage items are often treasured for years and praised for their incredible craftsmanship and design. They were designed to last and be loved for generations. Something we can never say about fast fashion. Each vintage item is a piece of history and tells a story of a past decade and individual who owned it. When I see a colourful swift dress from the 1960’s, I can imagine a woman in knee-high white boots and big hair dancing in a nightclub, doing ‘The Twist‘ to a Chubby Checker record.

1960’s Fashion icons Edie Sedgwick (left) and Brigitte Bardot (right).

20 Best Online Thrift Stores | UK Edition

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Depop – $-$$

Depop is one of the most used online thrift stores in the UK. They have a user-friendly app to buy and sell preowned items where sellers can make their own profile, set up a shop and ‘like’ other’s listings. A social media inspired spin on Ebay for fashionistas.

Best for | Affordable Clothing, Vintage, High-Street Brands
APP | Yes
Physical Store | No
Buy & Sell | Yes
Location | UK (Update – Now International)
Shipping | International
Insta | @depop
Ethical Extras | None Known.

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Beyond Retro – $-$$

My personal favourite! Their business model is innovative and creative. This company takes vintage very seriously and only selects the best pieces, sourced from around the world. They claim that only 1 in 1000 items they pick from makes the cut for their trend-led collection.

Best for | Vintage, One-of-a-kind Pieces, Upcycled Items
APP | No
Physical Store | Yes
Buy & Sell | Buy
Location | UK (And Sweden)
Shipping | International
Insta | @beyondretro
Ethical Extras | They upcycle items through their ethical, circular fashion programme Beyond Retro LABEL

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One Scoop Store – $-$$

An online community for thrifters, selling affordable clothing for both men and women.

Best for | Affordable Clothing, Menswear, Accessories, Vintage
APP | No
Physical Store | Yes (Hackney, London)
Buy & Sell | Yes
Location | UK
Shipping | International
Insta | @one_scoop_store
Ethical Extras | None Known.

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Hardly Ever Worn It (HEWI)- $$-$$$

A luxury fashion consignment website for designer goods, ranging from £40 to beyond £1000. Sellers can create their own profiles and list items, then await the HEWI authenticity approval.

Best for | Designer, Shoes, Menswear, Kids & Baby
APP | Yes
Physical Store | No
Buy & Sell | Yes
Location | UK
Shipping | International
Insta | @hardlyeverwornit
Ethical Extras | None Known

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We Are Cow – $$

An ethical vintage store with locations across the UK. They are enthusiastic about up-cycling and have their own on-trend, handmade label made from reworked items. One of the most unique online thrift stores in the UK.

Best for | Clothing, Menswear, Home, Custom Pieces
APP | No
Physical Store | Yes
Buy & Sell | Buy
Location | UK
Shipping | International
Insta | @wearecow
Ethical Extras | Has a Rework collection from ethically sourced materials and sustainably produced.

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Re-Fashioner – $

An online charity shop for pre-loved items from popular high-street brands. Bonus – every purchase raises funds for charity and sustainable causes.

Best for | Women’s Clothing
APP | No
Physical Store | No
Buy & Sell | Donation based
Location | London
Shipping | Not Mentioned
Insta | @refashionuk
Ethical Extras | Purchases raise funds for charity

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Loopster – $-$$$

Loopster is on a circular fashion mission to reduce the environmental impact of clothing. You can sell your unwanted clothing in bulk and buy seasonal baby clothing bundles from popular brands.

Best for | Kids & Baby, Women’s Clothing
APP | No
Physical Store | No
Buy & Sell | Yes
Location | UK
Shipping | UK
Insta | @loopsterltd
Ethical Extras | Donates clothing to the Traid charity that supports sustainable projects

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Thrift+ – $$-$$$

An online thrift store selling thousands of items from High Street, Premium and Designer brands. They stand out for their charitable donations.

Best for | Designer, High Street Brands
APP | No
Physical Store | No
Buy & Sell | Yes
Location | UK
Shipping | UK
Insta | @we_are_thrift
Ethical Extras | Gives £20 to charity for every ThriftBox donations

Shop Thrift+

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Oxfam – $

The well known charity Oxfam has an online shop selling thousands of second hand, new and ethical items. Oxfam sells everything from clothing and books to homeware and vinyls.

Best for | Just about everything..
APP | Yes
Physical Store | Yes
Buy & Sell | Donation based
Location | UK
Shipping | UK
Insta | @oxfamonlineshop
Ethical Extras | Registered charity

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Still White – $

Looking for your dream designer wedding dress at an affordable price? Still White has thousands of second hand dresses in pristine condition, just waiting for it’s day to shine.

Best for | Designer Wedding Dresses
APP | Yes
Physical Store | No
Buy & Sell | Yes
Location |  UK (Also International)
Shipping | International
Insta | @stillwhite
Ethical Extras | None Known.

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House of Vintage UK – $-$$

A London based vintage store in the creative district of Shoreditch (also in Hackney). They specialise in items circa 1920’s – 1970’s.

Best for | Just about everything…
APP | No
Physical Store | Yes
Buy & Sell | Buy
Location | Shoreditch, London
Shipping | UK
Insta | @houseofvintageuk
Ethical Extras | None Known

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Mother Vintage – $$-$$$

An online vintage store that specialises in gorgeous bohemian dresses and 1960’s-1970’s inspired pieces. Release your inner flower child! Mother Vintage truly stands out from other online thrift stores in the UK.

Best for | Vintage, Boho Dresses, Floral Prints
APP | No
Physical Store | No
Buy & Sell | Buy
Location | London
Shipping | International
Insta | @mothervintageldn
Ethical Extras | None Known

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Rokit – $-$$$

Rokit boasts the UK’s biggest vintage warehouse catering to style savvy Londoners. Their history and start-up story is impressive, dating back to 1989.

Best for | Vintage, Designer, Denim, Reworked Vintage
APP | No
Physical Store | Yes
Buy & Sell | Buy
Location | UK
Shipping | International
Insta | @rocketvintage
Ethical Extras | Created their own up-cycled label from reworked vintage, Rokit Originals.

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Build A Bundle – $

Quality pre-loved kids, baby and maternity wear at a very cheap price. They also stock new, tagged items.

Best for | Kids & Baby, Maternity
APP | No
Physical Store | No
Buy & Sell | Buy
Location | UK
Shipping | UK
Insta | @buildabundlekids
Ethical Extras | None Known.

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1st Dibs – $$$

A unique online marketplace selling eclectic design and high quality pieces. From fashion and furniture to fine jewellery and art.

Best for | Designer, Luxury Goods, Fine Jewellery & Watches
APP | Yes
Physical Store | No
Buy & Sell | Buy
Location | UK (Also US)
Shipping | International
Insta | @1stdibs
Ethical Extras | None Known.

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Atijo Store – $$

Atijo is a black-owned, vintage clothing business founded by four stylists that have really caught the attention of fashion fiends. Their Instagram store features sleek and modern pieces that will become your new favourite closet staples.

Best for | Vintage Clothing,Minimalist Designs, Home Decor.
APP | No
Physical Store | No
Buy & Sell | Buy
Location | London
Shipping | UK
Insta | @atijostore
Ethical Extras | Charitable donations to @iheartafricadotorg.

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Slow Vintage Shop – $-$$

Slow Vintage is another of our top favourite Instagram stores for gorgeous vintage finds. Founded by Chloe Miles, a British sustainable stylist based in Brighton,her collection of timeless vintage pieces is every minimalists dream.

Best for | Vintage Clothing, Minimalist Designs
APP | No
Physical Store | No
Buy & Sell | Buy
Location | Brighton
Shipping | UK, Europe
Insta | @slowvintageshop
Ethical Extras | Sustainable packaging

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Slof – $

A slow fashion company specialising in affordable, pre-loved kid’s clothes for newborns to 8+ years. Each item is hand-picked and packed with love using sustainable packaging.

Best for | Kids & Baby Clothing
APP | No
Physical Store | No
Buy & Sell | Buy
Location | UK
Shipping | UK
Insta | @slof.co.uk
Ethical Extras | None Known.

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Rellik London – $$$

Rellik has been tight with stylists and the fashion media for 20 years, working with magazines such as Elle, Vanity Fair and Vogue. Their eclectic curated pieces range from Balenciaga corsets to 1970’s Dior sunglasses.

Best for | Vintage, Designer, Accessories, Jewellery
APP | No
Physical Store | Yes
Buy & Sell | Yes
Location | London
Shipping | International
Insta | @rellikvintage
Ethical Extras | None Known.

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Nordik Poetry – $$$

Last but definitely not least, Shoreditch hot-spot and vintage high-fashion curators, Nordik Poetry. They were rated one of British Vogue’s Best Vintage Shops in London for 2020 and we can see why! Truly one of the best online thrift stores from the UK.

Best for | Vintage, Designer, Accessories, Menswear
APP | No
Physical Store | Yes
Buy & Sell | Buy
Location |Shoreditch, London
Shipping | International
Insta | @nordikpoetry
Ethical Extras | None Known.

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