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7 Depop sellers that have your vintage 90s and Y2k dreams covered

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There's a lot we miss from the days before lockdown. All the obvious ones remain true; seeing friends and family, laying in the sun, nights out, those kind of things. But one that continuously comes to mind is shopping, specifically vintage shopping. Oh to visit our favourite vintage stores again! Regular online stores can only deliver so much. It doesn't help that Bella Hadid is sending some serious thrifted looks our way via her Ibiza holiday on Instagram. All of which exhibits her fondness of 90s, naughties and vintage pieces. As always, Bella's outfits have only intensified our longing for the modest vintage store.

Thankfully there's a lot more on offer in terms of online thrifting these days, especially now that we have platforms like Depop — a favourite of Hadid's. To the untrained eye, Depop can be a strange place to navigate (we've all witnessed the horror stories from Instagram account Depop Drama). So we've put together a few answers to the questions those that are new to the platform might have. As for the rest of us longing for the dusty, well-curated racks of our favourite vintage stores, fear not, for we've rounded up 7 Depop sellers dabbling in the realm of 90s, naughties and vintage pieces who will bring you this joy, if only virtually.

 

What is Y2K Depop?

Just so we're all on the same page, Y2K stands for the 'year two thousand'. People mostly use it to refer to the culture that come from that era e.g. Paris Hilton, Motorola Razrs, low-rise jeans and Destiny's Child. It can also reference the Y2K bug drama, but that's a story for another day. Depop is a haven for Y2K clothing so if you're looking to rehash the past, Depop is your girl.

 

Is Depop just for vintage?

While vintage does make up a large portion of the marketplace, there is still a lot of space for secondhand pieces, especially in the case of of-the-moment designers. So if you're thinking about selling, you don't need to be a fully-fledged vintage store to get involved. You can just drop pieces of your wardrobe that you're no longer vibing or items that no-longer fit, etc. So, here's a few handy hints to help you get started with selling on Depop, if that's your speed. Although, a big part of the joy from Depop is that there are loads of one-off vintage pieces, designer or otherwise, just waiting for you to find them. And because you're communicating directly with the seller or store owner, you can get a better understanding on fit, material and even negotiate price points.

A handy feature of the app is that it has a DNA page, that collates things you've liked, searched for or bought in the past to create a tailored clothing experience. Seller Susamusa goes into more detail here, “Depop has a great DNA page which suggests pieces they think you would love. My DNA page on Depop is so accurate. I love what Depop stands for and it is such a great platform for small and independent businesses.”

 

7 of our favourite vintage Depop sellers

 

Susamusa

 

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Susamusa is receiving a lot of hype as of late thanks to a loyal customer, namely Bella Hadid. Hadid's love of all things 90's, Y2k and vintage is well-documented, so it's no surprise that she would opt for the London-based seller-turned designer. Head over to her Depop shop for a mix of nineties and early-aughts vintage or alternatively, check out her vintage-inspired label of the same name.

 

Kiko Vintage

 

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Kiko Vintage delivers a thoughtful blend of 90s and Y2k high end vintage; think Pucci, Vivienne Westwood, Christian Lacroix and Dior. All pieces have been hand-selected and are almost always in near-pristine condition. Based in Sydney the online store is helmed by Ari Kiko and she drops new items every month, so keep an eye out!

 

Isabella Vrana

 

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With over 161k followers on Depop, Isabella Vrana is a big deal. Her store is redolent of all our favourite early 2000's high school dramas. Here you'll find lettuce-trimmed midi skirts, halter neck tops, empire-waist mini dresses and all the other hallmarks of a 90s and naughties wardrobe.

 

Dutch Fonzie

 

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Another favourite of Bella Hadid, Dutch Fonzie is big on vintage swimsuits, especially those of the neon, high-waisted kind. Set your eyes upon her store for dead stock and near new 90s bikinis. If you're lucky you might even find a rogue Ed Hardy baby tee.

 

Internet Girl

 

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A Depop veteran, Bella McFadden's store Internet Girl playfully merges 90s and Y2k pieces with a distinct goth and punk edge. Expect spaghetti straps, low-rise jeans, silver chokers, grommets and accessories with baby pink and blood red accents.

 

Ex-Girlfriend Shop

 

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Ex-Girlfriend Shop has a penchant for leopard print and all the things about the naughties we swore we'd never love again. Namely, Dior Overshine tinted sunglasses, kitten heels and anything Playboy. But alas, like your Ex-Girlfriend, they always find a way back into your hearts. Or in this case, our wardrobes.

 

Masha & Jlynn

 

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Just two friends embarking on a mission to find the perfect 90s formalwear. Crushed velvet gowns and floral baby doll dresses are on the menu here. You'll need to be snappy though, everything sells out almost immediately and since it's all vintage, you never know if the opportunity will present itself again.

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