How to Shop Vintage On Instagram + The Best Vintage Home Decor Instagram Sellers

How to Shop On Instagram

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How to Shop On Vintage Home Decor & Furniture Instagram-2How to Shop On Instagram + The Best Vintage Home Decor Instagram Sellers

Do you know how to shop on Instagram? And did you even know you could shop on Instagram? I don’t mean the shoppable posts from big retailers either.

I’m talking about really great, vintage shopping from sellers that use Instagram like the new Ebay and Craiglist. It’s the perfect place to find amazing vintage furniture and home decor. Rest assured almost anything can be shipped directly to your door with a little logistics and coordination.


So how do you shop on Instagram?

I’ll give you a really general bulleted list of how to shop on Instagram through finding accounts and the steps to take once you “follow” a few vintage instagram shop accounts.

Before you start buying, make sure you have a PayPal account set up and that your shipping address is correct. This is how most shops take payment and get your shipping details.

  • Find sellers by a hashtag
  • Check out more suggested accounts
  • Follow accounts you like to stay up to date
  • Check profile to see when they hold sales or whether they have a website shop
  • Read the seller’s rules
  • Watch for live sales
  • Comment “Mine” if you want it
  • Check email for invoice
  • Pay by PayPal
  • Get excited when the boxes arrive!

Hashtags by Style

The best way to find goods to buy on Instagram is through hashtags. Go to the search feature and start typing in words that represent your home decor style. Here are a few of my favorite, mostly traditional, but I’ll throw in a few extras also.

  • #blueandwhite
  • #vintagedecor
  • #gingerjar
  • #palmbeachchic
  • #instasale
  • #vintagepyrex
  • #antiquechic
  • #shopvintage
  • #vintagedealer
  • #vintagerug
  • #hollywoodregency

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Suggestions

Secondly, once you find an account where you like the items they are posting, click the little arrow on the right (beside Email). This is the “Suggested for You” section. It will have similar accounts for you to follow. I have found some great instagram sale accounts this way.

The Best Vintage Home Decor Instagram Sellers

I love buying vintage and vintage inspired pieces on Instagram. It’s like going to an estate sale with only the really good stuff. I don’t have to wade through junk to find the best of the best.

Here are common goods that I look for when shopping on Instagram:

  • Dressers (painted/lacquered)
  • Sideboard
  • China Cabinet
  • Occasional chairs
  • Kitchen tables
  • Side tables
  • Vintage Books/first edition books
  • Table settings
  • Plates for plate wall
  • Ginger jars and vases
  • Lamps
  • Lamp finials
  • Animal figurines
  • Staffordshire Dogs
  • Pillow covers
  • Cloth Napkins
  • Silverware
  • Serveware
  • Drinking glasses
  • Decorative brass items
  • Chandeliers (Read about how to pick the perfect chandelier size for any room)
  • Wall Brackets
  • Sconces
  • Vintage purses

WHERE TO SHOP ON INSTAGRAM

Now that we’ve talked about how to shop on Instagram and what to buy, let’s move on to favorite sellers. As promised, here is a sampling of some of my favorite vintage home decor and furniture Instagram shops.

@eastsidegems

@affordablychicart

@regency_revival

 

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SOLD! Milk glass is so much fun to mix and match to add lotsa pizazz to any tablescape. These beauties are vintage Anchor Hocking, In wonderful estate condition. Stands 5.5” tall Set of 4. 🌸$50🌸 To purchase comment MINE. Immediately DM me your EMAIL address & shipping address for shipping purposes. A payment request will be sent to your Venmo or PayPal. All sales are final and will be shipped within 5 business days. Comment BACKUP to be next in line. . #palmbeachchic #maximalism #barware #lillypulitzer #milkglasscollector #healthylifestyle #blueandwhite #blueandwhitedecor #palmbeachstyle #trendsetters #sustainablefashion #hobnailmilkglass #milkglassgoblets #vintagehomedecor #onekingslane #chinoiseriechic #chinoiseriechicstyle #tropicaldecor #milkglass #regencydecor #chairish

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@jclinevintage

@thethriftydebutante

 

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A little dose of color to cheer you up. #planters #homedecor #colormyworldbeautiful #palmbeach

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@theeclecticpagoda

@plateandplaid

@thefabfoo

@sevenstreetmarket

@pepperleigheclectic

@berksandwills

 

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💥AVAILABLE💥 $165 + 📦. Calling out to all my fellow spaniel lovers! How lovely is this original oil painting of a brown/liver/chocolate spaniel. The attention to detail is exquisite and is genuine oil on canvas, in a handsome gilded gold wood frame. It measures 12” x 14” with frame and the painting within measures 8” x 10”. Comment “MINE” to claim this lovely piece and I shall send an invoice and shipping info. #oilpainting #framedoilpainting #oiloncanvas #oiloncanvaspainting #boykinspanielpainting #boykinspaniel #cockerspaniel #fieldspaniel #fieldspanielpainting #boykinspanielsofinstagram #cockerspanielpainting #spanielpainting #gundogpainting #liverspaniel #liverroancocker #liverspaniels #spanielsofinstagram #dogpainting #huntscenepainting #art #walldecor #countryestate

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@pklthecellar

 

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#A120 – Amazing pair of hand blown turquoise glass vases – set of 4. Sizes from left to right 7” tall x 4.5” dia, 7.5” tall x 3” dia, 5” tall x 3.5” dia, 6.75” tall x 3.5” dia.⁠ ⁠ $48 for the set of 4 plus $14 shipping ⁠ ⁠ Comment #MINE and direct message us with your email and the ITEM# you purchased. ALL SALES FINAL! First come first serve – if not paid within 24 hours of being invoiced the next person in line gets the piece. We strive to get all orders shipped to you in a timely manner however some orders take longer than others. Thank you for shopping with us! #PKLthecellar. IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES IN RECEIVING INVOICES TO PAY OR UPDATES ON SHIPPING PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECT via email at hello@parkerkennedyliving.com OR call us at 678-656-7709⁠ Thank you! #pklthecellar #vase

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@houseof_york

 

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#houseofyorkavail Tobacco leaf will forever be a chinoiserie classic. This gorgeous vase boasts a wonderful shape and bright/bold colors. The vase comes complete with a wooden base and measures approximately 13” x 9”. The vase appears to have been drilled to turn into a lamp, but the hole is at the bottom and not visible when displayed. $85+📬 First person to comment MINE or SOLD is the buyer. Immediately DM with your PayPal or Venmo and zip. This locks in your claim. All sales are final. All invoices must be paid in 24hrs. Southern Pines, NC area pickup is available. Tax applies to NC residents only. Thank you for your patronage. #houseofyork #chinoiserie #blueandwhite #loveyournest #blueandwhiteforever #antiques #vintage #blueandwhitedecor #tobaccoleaf #traditionalhome #housebeautiful #mysouthernliving #eclecticdecor #shopsmall #1829

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@vintagemoderneclectic

@tortoiseandharevintage

@curatedandcompany

@theproperpeacock

@theresplendentcrow

@oneofafindcharleston

@winstonscollection

 

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Turkish area rug 4’2×7’2 $475

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@cordandcotton

@knotted.turkishrugs

 

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HOW IT WORKS

Here’s an introduction on how to shop on instagram for vintage goods, home decor items, and even cute accessories.

  • The seller will post photos of the item with a description, condition and price.
  • Things to consider:
    • is the size what you are picturing
    • is it vintage or replica
    • antique is 100+ years
    • does it have any tears, knicks or dings notated
    • is the price comparable to an estate/vintage shop

HOW TO SHOP

When it comes down to how to shop on Instagram, it will vary slightly by seller. Each Instagram shop will have slightly different rules so you will want to check their account page to see what their rules are for buying. Sellers often set things up in one of these ways: (1) hold a sale at a certain day and time each week where the post items for you to comment to buy, (2) post things as available for you to buy by commenting, or (3) direct you to a website to buy the items.

For shops that hold weekly sales by commenting “Mine”, things often go fast. So to prepare, read their rules, and be ready to comment.

TIPS FOR WINNING THE SALE

Because you use Instagram from your phone, use these shortcuts to be win the sale.

  • Use the Notes app in your phone to have your email address, name, shipping address and zip code saved. You can copy and paste it into a message to the seller with the item you purchased.
  • Refresh the sellers page often around the time of the weekly sale to see what has just been posted
  • If you want it, comment quickly so you don’t miss it
  • Make sure you comment with the right wording, (usually MINE, but again check the seller’s page to be sure)
  • Check your email to pay the invoice immediately do you don’t get skipped
  • Feel free to message the seller with any questions

USE YOUR BEST JUDGEMENT

Now if you’ve never done this Instagram shopping thing before I know it can be scary.

  • So be vigilant in making sure the account has a decent amount of followers (5,000+). Read some of the comments on previous items for feedback from buys about how they like the item, or how quick it shipped, or the great condition.
  • Never give out your credit card information (use PayPal to pay invoices).
  • Only give the seller your email address to send the invoice, not your PayPal login and password.
  • If things go south, contact your credit card company to dispute charges.

While there are fewer buyer protections on Instagram, you can safely navigate this new way of shopping for vintage home decor and furniture finds without leaving your couch.

Have I answered life’s questions about how to shop on Instagram? To recap:

  • Find accounts you like by decor hashtags and follow them.
  • Check their page on sale days or head to their website
  • Read item descriptions and price
  • Comment to buy
  • Check your email for an invoice & pay with paypal
  • Enjoy your items when they arrive
  • Share how you shop on Instagram with your friends!

Do you have any other favorite instagram shops? Comment below so I can check them out.

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