eBay. So your decade-old Bates boots decided to retire before you were ready. You tried to check all the online and brick-and-mortar stores you know to replace your beloved shoes, but the line has been discontinued. What’s your next bet? eBay, definitely. This online auction marketplace has sellers from all over the world, and chances are, someone is ready to sell the exact same boots you covet. Just be sure to check the seller feedback and scrutinize their shipping fees before making a purchase.
Etsy. The mecca of indie designers and DIY divas, Etsy is also famous for its 20-year vintage items policy. If you don’t have time to scour the racks of your local thrift store, the site is a great alternative. We’ve tested out searching for boots on the site, and the first page alone should have you opening multiple tabs in your browser already! The best part? The items are one-of-a-kind and should let you stand out in the crowd easily.