This New York City–based site makes it easy for urban dwellers to unload their furnishings—and to refurnish affordably.
Chairish offers a platform for design fans to buy and sell “pre-loved decor.” Vendors are based all over the United States, and goods are prescreened. You can shop by location and category, including room, style, and a section dedicated to storage.
Yes, it’s still possible to get deals on the world’s biggest auction site. Our tips? Shop locally (so that you can pick up bulky purchases and avoid shipping costs) and use advanced searches to shop internationally (source a design from the country where it was made and you’ll likely pay less if it can be shipped reasonably)
A site representing all manner of small purveyors, Etsy began as a digital storefront for crafters but now also hosts scores of vintage dealers. Sellers are based around the world, but shipping is generally reasonable. For those who like searching for needles in haystacks, Etsy is a great resource.
Everything but the Househttp://www.ebth.com
A pioneer of the online estate sale, EBTH hosts hundreds of monthly sales across the country and, true to its name, auctions everything, often at bargain prices: bidding starts at one dollar, and there are no reserves. Find a sale near you to preview the goods firsthand. Warning: addictive.
An umbrella site representing top antiques dealers of every specialty from around the world, 1st Dibs has also recently started representing leading contemporary designers and makers around the world.
Los Angeles Modern Auctionshttp://www.lamodern.com
LAMA hosts three major auctions per year, featuring well-curated sales of twentieth-century art and design, and also stages exhibits. Founder Peter Loughrey is a font of midcentury design knowledge.
Previously Owned by a Gay Manhttp://www.previouslyownedbyagayman.com
This nationwide online consignment shop sells a lot of showroom samples as well as used, vintage, and antique furnishings.
Geared to global nomads, New York–based Viyet stands ready to help you sell your top-of-the-line sofa, rugs, and lighting when you move.
A combination auction house and online marketplace (click on WrightNow on their site for the latter), Wright specializes in modernist furnishings. Browse the storage section for midcentury shelving and nightstands by Paul McCobb, Jens Risom, and many others.