From the Vogue journalist who knows her way around a charity shop to the stylist responsible for making Love Island rethink their fast fashion sponsors, NYC thrifters to Salford-based vintage store owners, we’ve rounded up the best Instagram accounts to follow if you love pre-loved and vintage.

Amy Bannerman

When ITV’s Love Island decided to swap its historically fast fashion sponsors for pre-loved eBay gems, there was one woman responsible for it all. Amy Bannerman is a stylist and ex-Elle, InStyle and Cosmopolitan fashion journalist with a passion for vintage and an eagle eye for hard-to-find pre-loved pieces.

Amy does that high-low dressing with aplomb – think a sexy slip dress paired with an oversized ’80s bomber. Follow her for cute nostalgic childrenswear, a deep dive into retro denim, recreated runway looks she’s found on eBay, and a stellar vintage T-shirt collection.

Liv Purvis

Mixing sustainable brands with indie labels and one-off vintage gems, Liv Purvis has solidified herself as one of Britain’s most loved style bloggers.

Her aesthetic nods to the classic late ‘60s/early ‘70s vibe, from band tees paired with neckerchiefs to denim flares matched with boxy suede jackets. This is a woman not afraid of a pair of dungarees.
Follow her for a wealth of vintage boutique and online store recommendations, witty and often self-deprecating life musings, cute childrenswear finds like OshKosh dungas and great TV, film, music, and podcast suggestions.

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Leigh Ray of Pink Vintage Heart

A purist when it comes to pre-loved, Leigh Ray – AKA Pink Vintage Heart- only wears vintage finds, Her feed is a masterclass in dopamine dressing thanks to a wardrobe dipped in every colour of the rainbow.

Despite the fact that all of her looks are secondhand, Leigh manages to pull together modern, of-the-moment outfits, proving you don’t need to subscribe to a retro aesthetic to exclusively wear vintage.

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Joy Montgomery

From sourcing old theater costumes that make the perfect sailor tops to hunting down eBay’s finest mid-century homewares, Joy Montgomery knows her stuff when it comes to vintage shopping.

By day she is a fashion journalist at British Vogue (naturally) and uses her feed to promote the importance and the joy (no pun intended) of shopping pre-loved.

Follow her for outfit ideas – we love her passion for masculine tailoring – as well as the curated nooks of her home.

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Sophia Rosemary

Sophia started posting her retro-inspired looks and love of vintage to Instagram back in 2013. Her little squares took off and she became one of Manchester’s top style bloggers, now with an impressive 198K followers.

Her digital passion was turned into a bricks-and-mortar dream in 2019 when Sophia opened Top of the Town, a vintage treasure trove of garments in Stockport.

Follow her for a classic 1960s/1970s vibe with references to all the music icons – think ‘60’s shifts dresses with mary-janes, dagger collar shirts, and plenty of corduroy.

 

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Amy Roiland AKA A Fashion Nerd

LA-based content creator, accessories designer and lover of colour and print, Amy Roiland is a must-follow if you aren’t afraid of a statement outfit. Her feed is an explosion of print and shade with a mix of stylised photos with her adorable daughter, vintage finds, off-beat current brands and sugar almond-hued architecture that looks plucked from a Wes Anderson film.

Follow for daily updates of wild accessories, OTT sunnies, sweet coloured dresses and platform heels that would give Bowie a run for his money.

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Kavita Donkersley AKA She Wears Fashion

Self-confessed Queen of Charity Shops, Kavita – also known as She Wears Fashion – shows us how a little bit of passion, time and a canny eye can find you some pre-loved fashion heroes in the UK’s thrift markets, carboots and charity shops.

Follow her for style that is playful and bold – cute babydoll dresses, statement rings and platform boots – as well as her secondary Instagram account @thiswassecondhand which inspires people to shop vintage, snap and share to the online community.


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