If estate sales creep you out (I get it) and rummaging antiques stores leaves you more tired than inspired, give Instagram a search instead. Anything and everything can be found with the tap of a finger, and that includes cherishable antiques. I first noticed the trend a little over a year ago when I happened upon Birmingham’s Mary and Wilma (more on her later). There, owner Beth Hubrich shares her small finds on Mondays and even allows customers to shop her larger pieces by appointment. Like Beth, I loved thrifting and antiquing, too, but I also knew I didn’t have room for every item I found. A few weeks later, I was giving the reselling game a try for myself. I grabbed the @grandmillennialshop handle on Instagram and started selling my own treasures each Sunday at 7 p.m. EST. Soon enough, not only was I bringing in a loyal customer base, but I had connected with other women hustling their goods, too. Today, I’m delighted to share 10 Instagram shops selling thrifted finds with the world, one chinoiserie bowl at a time. Get ready, y’all. This is next level Instagram shopping, and you’re going to love it!
Use Instagram to Shop These 10 Southern Antique Stores.
Curated by San Antonian Brooks Hagee, Collectible Brooks peddles classic wares using Texas charm and an eye for style. Her latest finds are shared via her Instagram feed, but the real treasures are uncovered on her website. There, you can find a plethora of blue and white ginger jars, various colors of Staffordshire-like dogs and loads of silver plate serving pieces.
Heywood Home Company
Molly Heywood describes Heywood Home Company as “the result of Laura Ashley, Little Women, Miss Rumphius the Lupine Lady, and two generations of strong entrepreneurial women with a natural knack for interior styling.” If that’s not relatable for us ’70s and ’80s babies, I don’t know what is. Molly’s signature curated collections are influenced by her European travels and her neo-traditionalist aesthetic. Items often found in her shop include perfectly patinated brass paired with Italian-inspired art.
Sweigart Collection & The Little Green Door
Columbia, SC’s The Little Green Door brick-and-mortar is the result of Kayla Sweigart and Ansley Whiteside, resellers who found their way to each other. Ansley recently announced she’s leaving the reselling world to shift careers, but Kayla plans to forge ahead. Her weekly sales, held on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. EST, feature as many as 25 thematic items. Recent themes included fall entertaining and trinket dishes.
Lolo French Antiques et More
Calling all Francophiles! Listen up, s’il-vous-plait. Lolo French Antiques et More in Birmingham is the place to shop for fine French furnishings. Owned and operated by Laurent “Lolo” Gouon, the store has been importing goods from France for more than 20 years. If you haven’t heard, brown furniture is back and bigger than ever. Shop the piece of your dreams from Instagram, then head to the store itself for even more eye candy.
Mary and Wilma
Palm Beach chic meets Southern sensibility with Mary and Wilma. Beth Hubrich’s Birmingham-based shop is filled with everything from leopard print upholstery to elephant garden stools. However, she is probably best known for her wicker, bamboo and rattan. Smaller item sales are on Monday evenings, and serious shoppers looking for larger pieces can shop in person by appointment. Beth will also source for you, so if you’ve been dreaming of a specific item, let her know via her website.
Owned by one of our very own FACES of Nashville, Lauren Bugg (read her interview HERE), GasLamp Antiques is a Nashville institution. The store’s Instagram feed is an extension of its 50,000-square-foot shopping space featuring more than 250 antique dealers. Items are posted with prices and the exact location inside the shop for scooping up the piece. If you can’t make it there in person, shop via Facebook Marketplace, too!
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The Pink Clutch
Meet lifestyle blogger Paige Minear’s latest venture, @shoppinkclutch. An extension of her blog, Paige’s resale shop is the embodiment of her signature preppy style. Think gingham linens, Wedgwood jasperware boxes and so many bows. While she sells items individually on Thursday evenings, she also puts together “Bespoke Bundles” for shoppers, which include everything from expertly styled plate walls to creative cocktail sets.
Emily Toews’ style is decidedly different from some of the punchier accounts on this list, but her items are just as chic. Her shop, Southerner’s Collective, has a style dotted with gilded accents married with traditional hunt scenes. Rather than posting on a specific day, Emily shares throughout the week, so keep your eyes peeled and fingers ready!
Valley Vintage Virginia
Consider Valley Vintage my best-kept secret I am hesitantly sharing with you all. Curated by mother-daughter duo Jeanne and Christie from Shenandoah Valley, VA, this is your go-to account if you have a weakness for sterling silver like me. I have purchased countless sterling silver pieces, all unique and polished to perfection. Be sure to follow on Sundays for the pair’s sterling silver Sunday releases.
Willow and Pearls
Emily Mabe’s followers might show up for her vintage and antique items, but they stick around for her stunning home. Emily, a resident of Spanish Fort, AL, revels in sprinkling even more Francophile style into her decor while sharing her finds with her adoring shopping fans. All of Emily’s items are available via her website, but she often shares sneak peeks on her Instagram feed. There, find Limoges china, coveted cabbage ware and delicate needlework.
Enjoy your online shopping adventures!
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