So You Want To Buy Chic Used Furniture Online? Right This Way

Mary Frances Knapp
·6 mins read

What makes a house a home? An apartment feel more spacious? The internet overfloweth with home furnishing tips, but the sheer influx of advice can feel both overwhelming and conflicting. Furniture trends arrive. They’re damn fun. You’ll want in, because who doesn’t love a terrazzo table? It’s a no-mess confetti party at every meal, and you’re only human. Still: nine-million tons of furniture end up in landfills annually. That’s roughly 2 million elephants, or 45,000 blue whales. So how can you enjoy new decor trends, without feeding into the scary abstract animal metrics? There’s the rub. The salve is easy: used furniture.

Most design trends have made the rounds before. The bright and squiggly Memphis Style currently saturating your Insta feed first piqued in the 1980s-90s. Terrazzo surfaces popped-off in the 1950s, and minimalism has been here long before Marie Kondo (no shade, we love you, MK!). That means your dream chair has probably been waiting for you for decades, and is just a click away on Craigslist, eBay, or Sotheby’s.

Maybe you’re craving some tie-dye décor. Or maybe you want to make like Dakota Johnson (ah, the AD home tour that launched a thousand Tweets *le swoon*) and scope retailers like 1stDibs for a Mid-Century coffee table. Or perhaps you’re craving a wildcard item from Goodwill (yep, they’re online). Whatever your needs, consider this your used furniture retailer cheat sheet.

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<h2>Rejuvenation<br></h2>Rejuvenation is a self-declared purveyor of "classic American lighting and house parts," but they also have an "Antiques & Vintage" tab where you can scoop stunning furniture and decor, like this rubber-dipped Mid-Century chair. There are also pieces at a variety of price ranges, starting at $50 and under.<br><br><strong>Rejuvenation</strong> Mid-Century Chair, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rejuvenation.com%2Fcatalog%2Fproducts%2Ff7972" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Rejuvenation" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Rejuvenation</a>

Rejuvenation

Rejuvenation is a self-declared purveyor of "classic American lighting and house parts," but they also have an "Antiques & Vintage" tab where you can scoop stunning furniture and decor, like this rubber-dipped Mid-Century chair. There are also pieces at a variety of price ranges, starting at $50 and under.

Rejuvenation Mid-Century Chair, $, available at Rejuvenation
<h2>eBay<br></h2>You knew it already, but eBay's where it's at for both white whale designer pieces, and totally random finds. Because the online flea market often operates on a bidding basis, you can walk away with real steals. <br><br><strong>Habermaaß GmbH</strong> 1980s Memphis Style Lamp, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FPOSTMODERN-MEMPHIS-STYLE-HABA-TABLE-LAMP-by-HABERMAAs-1980s-Sottsass-Era%2F373190312237" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:eBay" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">eBay</a>

eBay

You knew it already, but eBay's where it's at for both white whale designer pieces, and totally random finds. Because the online flea market often operates on a bidding basis, you can walk away with real steals.

Habermaaß GmbH 1980s Memphis Style Lamp, $, available at eBay
<h2>Urban Renewal<br></h2><br>You may know Urban Outfitters for its fashion and accessories, but the perennially hip retailer also has a chic selection of bohemian furniture and decor, blending together both vintage and one-of-a-kind, up-cycled pieces. Like this unique "Kantha Chair," which goes to show: Urban's come a long way from the days of <em>Napoleon Dynamite</em> gag merch. <br><br><strong>Urban Renewal</strong> One-Of-A-Kind Kantha Chair, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.urbanoutfitters.com%2Fshop%2Furban-renewal-one-of-a-kind-kantha-chair" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Urban Renewal" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Urban Renewal</a>

Urban Renewal


You may know Urban Outfitters for its fashion and accessories, but the perennially hip retailer also has a chic selection of bohemian furniture and decor, blending together both vintage and one-of-a-kind, up-cycled pieces. Like this unique "Kantha Chair," which goes to show: Urban's come a long way from the days of Napoleon Dynamite gag merch.

Urban Renewal One-Of-A-Kind Kantha Chair, $, available at Urban Renewal
<h2>Kaiyo<br></h2>There's an incredibly plugged-in, hip energy to Kaiyo, which is a New York-based digital bazaar for used furniture. Shop by not only brand and conditions but dimensions, whic hCB2 Lubi Sleeper Daybed<br><br><strong>CB2</strong> CB2 Lubi Sleeper Daybed, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fkaiyo.com%2Fcb2-cb2-lubi-sleeper-daybed-2%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kaiyo" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Kaiyo</a>

Kaiyo

There's an incredibly plugged-in, hip energy to Kaiyo, which is a New York-based digital bazaar for used furniture. Shop by not only brand and conditions but dimensions, whic hCB2 Lubi Sleeper Daybed

CB2 CB2 Lubi Sleeper Daybed, $, available at Kaiyo
<h2>One King's Lane<br></h2><br>One King's Lane also has a polished vintage e-marketplace for head-to-toe decorating with categories for books, textiles, lighting, furniture, and more. Find one of a kind pieces, and browse vintage sellers like Vermilion, Precious and Rare, and others.<br><br><strong>janney's collection</strong> Carved Country Mill House Accent Table, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.onekingslane.com%2Fp%2F4828958-carved-country-mill-house-accent-table.do" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:One King's Lane" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">One King's Lane</a>

One King's Lane


One King's Lane also has a polished vintage e-marketplace for head-to-toe decorating with categories for books, textiles, lighting, furniture, and more. Find one of a kind pieces, and browse vintage sellers like Vermilion, Precious and Rare, and others.

janney's collection Carved Country Mill House Accent Table, $, available at One King's Lane
<h2>Goodwill</h2>The iconic nonprofit thrift shop operates on a bidding-basis online, and while it's much more bric-a-brac heavy you can still uncover some great statement furniture and decor. <br><br> Vintage Framed Mirror, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.shopgoodwill.com%2FItem%2F105121476" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Goodwill" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Goodwill</a>

Goodwill

The iconic nonprofit thrift shop operates on a bidding-basis online, and while it's much more bric-a-brac heavy you can still uncover some great statement furniture and decor.

Vintage Framed Mirror, $, available at Goodwill
<h2>1stDibs<br></h2>The e-marketplace that gave Sotheby's and Christie's a run for their marble-topped money. 1stDibs is kind of like the cool younger sibling to the legendary auction houses, boasting luxury items such as high-end furniture and fine art, but in a way that feels a little more cutting-edge (and price accessible)<br><br><strong>Lira</strong> Lira Terrazzo Coffee Tables, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.1stdibs.com%2Ffurniture%2Ftables%2Fcoffee-tables-cocktail-tables%2Fset-of-lira-coffee-tables-terrazzo-top-contemporary-mexican-design%2Fid-f_19521982%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:1st Dibs" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">1st Dibs</a>

1stDibs

The e-marketplace that gave Sotheby's and Christie's a run for their marble-topped money. 1stDibs is kind of like the cool younger sibling to the legendary auction houses, boasting luxury items such as high-end furniture and fine art, but in a way that feels a little more cutting-edge (and price accessible)

Lira Lira Terrazzo Coffee Tables, $, available at 1st Dibs
<h2>Etsy<br></h2>Ah, Etsy. The e-marketplace feels like a giddy craft cupboard and vintage emporium rolled into one. Browse hand-made, repurposed, and upcycled furniture and decor, as well as vintage and used pieces like this Danish-style coffee table. <br><br> Danish Style Mid-Century Coffee Table, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F779013888%2Fmid-century-coffee-table-in-the-style-of%3Fga_order%3Dmost_relevant%26ga_search_type%3Dall%26ga_view_type%3Dgallery%26ga_search_query%3DItalian%2Bfurniture%26ref%3Dsr_gallery-1-6%26organic_search_click%3D1%26frs%3D1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>

Etsy

Ah, Etsy. The e-marketplace feels like a giddy craft cupboard and vintage emporium rolled into one. Browse hand-made, repurposed, and upcycled furniture and decor, as well as vintage and used pieces like this Danish-style coffee table.

Danish Style Mid-Century Coffee Table, $, available at Etsy
<h2>Apartment Therapy Bazaar<br></h2>We love Apartment Therapy's "small space" home tour vids, so it's no surprise that the lifestyle blog also curates a well-rounded marketplace for used and vintage pieces (mostly from the 20th century) with categories like Scandinavian, Rustic, Industrial, and more.<br><br><strong>Innovation Living</strong> Innovation Living Sofa Bed, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fmarketplace.apartmenttherapy.com%2Flistings%2F98931c9e-0e6b-4d08-b396-28ccad2e52ea" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Apartment Therapy Bazaar" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Apartment Therapy Bazaar</a>

Apartment Therapy Bazaar

We love Apartment Therapy's "small space" home tour vids, so it's no surprise that the lifestyle blog also curates a well-rounded marketplace for used and vintage pieces (mostly from the 20th century) with categories like Scandinavian, Rustic, Industrial, and more.

Innovation Living Innovation Living Sofa Bed, $, available at Apartment Therapy Bazaar
<h2>Christie's<br></h2>The British auction house is home to some legendary art, antiques, and estate sales. If you're looking for furniture that doubles as an investment, you'll find it here (in perfectly pastel, marble-topped Louis XVI style commode!). <br><br><strong>Maison Jansen</strong> Louis XVI Style Commode, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fonlineonly.christies.com%2Fs%2Fprivate-collection-jayne-wrightsman-online%2Flouis-xvi-style-polychrome-painted-parcel-gilt-commode-675%2F98094" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Christie's" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Christie's</a>

Christie's

The British auction house is home to some legendary art, antiques, and estate sales. If you're looking for furniture that doubles as an investment, you'll find it here (in perfectly pastel, marble-topped Louis XVI style commode!).

Maison Jansen Louis XVI Style Commode, $, available at Christie's
<h2>Craigslist<br></h2>The great equalizer of online marketplaces hasn't really changed much since its 1990s debut. The OG offers vintage, designer, and wild card decor that will vary based on geographic location, of course. Our Coup de Coeur for New Yorkers ATM is this thrice hand-me-down Lane Furniture table, which the seller found on 1stDibs before putting it on Craigslist – meaning it's at a seriously reduced price. <br><br><strong>Lane Furniture</strong> Lane Furniture Coffee Table, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fnewyork.craigslist.org%2Fmnh%2Fatq%2Fd%2Fnew-york-midcentury-modern-coffee-table" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Craigslist" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Craigslist</a>

Craigslist

The great equalizer of online marketplaces hasn't really changed much since its 1990s debut. The OG offers vintage, designer, and wild card decor that will vary based on geographic location, of course. Our Coup de Coeur for New Yorkers ATM is this thrice hand-me-down Lane Furniture table, which the seller found on 1stDibs before putting it on Craigslist – meaning it's at a seriously reduced price.

Lane Furniture Lane Furniture Coffee Table, $, available at Craigslist
<h2>Amazon<br></h2>That's right, you can actually "shop refurbished, pre-owned, and open-box products" on Amazon, including furniture. <br><br><strong>Kartell</strong> Kartell Componibili Stackable Drawers, $, available at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Kartell-496709-Container-Componibili-Black/dp/B004UL4CV8/ref=sr_1_49" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Amazon

That's right, you can actually "shop refurbished, pre-owned, and open-box products" on Amazon, including furniture.

Kartell Kartell Componibili Stackable Drawers, $, available at Amazon
<h2>Chairish<br></h2>We love that Chairish, which regroups some of the best vintage and used contemporary pieces, handles all the shipping liaise deets between you and sellers. <br><br><strong>Houtique</strong> Fringed Velvet Poof, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.chairish.com%2Fproduct%2F1567590%2Fnew-pouf-pill-yellow-in-velvet-upholstery-with-fringes-by-houtique" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Chairish" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Chairish</a>

Chairish

We love that Chairish, which regroups some of the best vintage and used contemporary pieces, handles all the shipping liaise deets between you and sellers.

Houtique Fringed Velvet Poof, $, available at Chairish
<h2>The RealReal<br></h2><br>One of the web's best places for used designer clothing and accessories has an equally tantalizing selection of used designer home goods, art, and furniture, and more, all retailing at a fraction of the price. <br><br><strong>Jonathan Adler</strong> Jonathan Adler Table, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.therealreal.com%2Fproducts%2Fhome%2Ffurniture%2Ftables%2Fjonathan-adler-ultra-cocktail-table-87tvv" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The RealReal" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The RealReal</a>

The RealReal


One of the web's best places for used designer clothing and accessories has an equally tantalizing selection of used designer home goods, art, and furniture, and more, all retailing at a fraction of the price.

Jonathan Adler Jonathan Adler Table, $, available at The RealReal
<h2>Everything But The House<br></h2><br>If you love the thrill of the online auction house, "EBTH" is for you. Bidding starts as low as $1 on a curated and authenticated selection of every bit of furniture and home decor under the sun. <br><br> Phillipine Yakal Wood Stools, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebth.com%2Fitems%2F11879191-phillipine-yakal-wood-stools" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Everything But The House" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Everything But The House</a>

Everything But The House


If you love the thrill of the online auction house, "EBTH" is for you. Bidding starts as low as $1 on a curated and authenticated selection of every bit of furniture and home decor under the sun.

Phillipine Yakal Wood Stools, $, available at Everything But The House
<h2>Revival Rugs<br></h2>When it comes to rugs, "revival" reigns supreme. This is where you can feel like an insider in the rug market, browsing a curated selection of vintage and used rugs from around the world. <br><br> Angonita Vintage Oriental Rug, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.revivalrugs.com%2Fproducts%2Fvintage-oriental-rug-angonita" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Revival" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Revival</a>

Revival Rugs

When it comes to rugs, "revival" reigns supreme. This is where you can feel like an insider in the rug market, browsing a curated selection of vintage and used rugs from around the world.

Angonita Vintage Oriental Rug, $, available at Revival
<h2>Sotheby's Home<br></h2>Last but not least, Sotheby's. Turns out, one of the most prestigious auction house's out there has some relatively accessible home decor and furniture sets, like this dreamy Hollywood Regency dressing set-up that, quite frankly, is going for far less than many brand spanking new vanities we've seen. <br><br> Faux Bamboo Dressing Set, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fsothebyshome.com%2Fhollywood-regency-faux-bamboo-dressing-set-tab-93330-74702.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sotheby's Home" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Sotheby's Home</a>

Sotheby's Home

Last but not least, Sotheby's. Turns out, one of the most prestigious auction house's out there has some relatively accessible home decor and furniture sets, like this dreamy Hollywood Regency dressing set-up that, quite frankly, is going for far less than many brand spanking new vanities we've seen.

Faux Bamboo Dressing Set, $, available at Sotheby's Home

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