I've spoken about Boat People Vintage here on my blog before. The brand handpicks selected vintage items to sell on their online store, as well as running a blog which encompasses a love for vintage with DIY's and fashion stories. I really enjoy the DIY videos that BPV post on YouTube and I have referenced them a couple of times on my blog for my DIY posts.
A lazy Sunday afternoon often involves, for me at least, browsing online stores and the beauty of this is that it can be done from the comfort of your sofa! Vintage online stores bring the best of the picks straight to your mouse and can be purchased with minimum effort and delivered straight to your door; something that can't be said for vintage shopping in real life. It's often a bit of a rummage to find what you're after, but to be honest, that's one of the most redeeming qualities, I find, and then when you find a gem, it makes it all the better!
Nonetheless, what I do love about online vintage shopping is the styling and being able to see a vintage garment on a person which enables you to better judge fit and sizing. I probably would vintage shop online, but only if I was looking for something in particular, as that's something you can never do when you are thrifting or charity shopping-if you go with an idea of what you want in mind, you are unlikely to ever find it!
You can check out the Boat People Vintage store here, I've not bought anything from them yet but only because shipping to the UK starts from $30, so it would have to be something that I was desperate for to warrant my paying that much money to have it sent over. Shipping is free, however, if you spend over $200, so if you wanted to treat yourself to a few items or if you and your girlfriends all put in to place an order together that might work out better. I reference the site often for inspiration, I love the styling and it also gives me ideas on items to look out for in the charity shop!