If you’re looking for a way to instantly make your outfit look cooler, it’s pretty easy—throw on a vintage T-shirt. Vintage T-shirts are everywhere on the street style scene, celebs are regularly snapped in them, and fashion people wear them on repeat. In other words, they’re a staple for achieving cool retro style, not to mention they’re an instant way to make any outfit feel fresh. But because they’re so covetable, finding the best vintage T-shirts can be tricky, to say the least.
Typically, we’d head out to our favorite secondhand and vintage stores to source the best tees but let’s face it, picking through endless clothing racks can be exhausting and often fruitless. To make the shopping process a bit easier and since sharing our expertise is just what we do, we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to sourcing vintage tees on the internet. From tourist tees to niche ’90s band tees, keep reading to shop the five destinations for the best vintage T-shirts, and then shop some of our favorite styles currently in stock from each.
Vintage tees aren’t just part of the Urban Outfitter’s selection, they’re a staple. The brand’s Urban Renewal line which reworks vintage pieces also has a hand in sourcing some of the coolest and most culturally relevant vintage tees.
If you’re already clued into the world of vintage clothing on Etsy, just keep scrolling. Otherwise, let me introduce you. Here you’ll find everything from affordable tourist tees to more niche and covetable finds.
Two Revolve brands, Daydreamer and Girl Dangerous, are reliable sources for cool vintage T-shirts you don’t have to spend hours picking through racks to find.
Vestiaire Collective may be better known for their secondhand shoes and bags but let it be known that their vintage T-shirts are not to be missed. Get your fill of designer logos via one of a floral appliqué Dior tee or a graphic printed Fendi top.
Affordable favorite ASOS is home to a number of T-shirts that are both genuine vintage and vintage-inspired.