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20 Best Real Vintage T-Shirt Stores


20 Best Real Vintage T-Shirt Stores

We love real vintage tees. So Forget Junk Food, Amplified, Hot Topic and all the rest of the mock-vintage t-shirt makers; this list exclusively showcases those who offer t-shirts that have been aged to perfection.

We’re all for damning the man, so in terms of vintage t-shirt shopping, eBay no longer reigns. As with most online shopping experience, there can be a few pitfalls when buying true vintage tees there. If you shop with the vendors below you’ve got nothing to worry about. Many of them have migrated to Defunkd where they offer their inventory at much lower priced. If you decide to shop on eBay we created a comprehensive four-part guide to help you along the way. When your torso needs a real vintage t-shirt, Defunkd has your back.

Band Boutiques

rock tee

If you’re into music-related shirts then tune in to these rock-solid vendors. Their operations are primarily made up of exclusive higher-priced items in fixed-price format.

Wyco_Vintage is jam-packed with eBay’s widest selection of vintage band tees (1500+) while boasting a top-notch feedback track record. With the holy grail of feedback ratings ol’ reliable Stormcrow-Vintage keeps a consistent stock of 500+ tees which will tickle the fancy of any hardcore music junkie. The 350+ tees at Todd’s Vinyl Delights are a delightful selection of vintage music promotional schwag. blackrebelvintage and supradosuprado are the rebels among this bunch – they don’t carry a lot of tees, instead they focus on a super-refined top shelf selection.

Vintage Veterans


eBay vintage ambassadors who work around the clock to satisfy the masses. They’ve got at least 10,000 transactions under their belts with 99% feedback to boot.

Vintage Retro Wear has been supplying vintage t-shirts on eBay since the early 00’s and they get bigger every time we check in, 1800+ last time we looked. Hattrick Vintage scores on all levels with a nice blend of poly-cotton genres, thrift tees and a decent rock tee collection. Shirts with Balls has been one of the biggest advocates for the sale of vintage tees on eBay and now they now claim to have a physical addiction to poly-cotton. Vintage tee celebrities Smith and Pooter Vintage are one of eBay’s vintage t-shirt vending pioneers with 200+ items consistently up for grabs since day one. Of all the veterans Badist has moved the most merch in the shortest period of time because they consistently post massive amounts of listings in auction format.

Impressive Inventory


Check out these guys if you’re a Windows window shopper or a browsing browser user. Whether it’s a bank breaking 1940s t-shirt relic or a mind blowing quantity of tees – all of these vendors offer something swell.

Arrrr mateys! With over 2000 vintage tees in stock thecaptainsvintage’s is as vast as the blue sea. koshercollectibles is an interesting place to stop, gawk and go broke should you ever decide to actually purchase one of their Smithsonian level relics. Whether you’re in to heavy metal or hip hop fasinfrank and invintagewetrustco take care of business. thriftstore-cowboy rides into town along side zimmermantwin to save you some money with their thrifty 90s selections. GhettoVintage, silverruins and spicoli4everhave an impressive cross-section of  music, sports and other pop-culture goodness. Last and definitely not least is VintagePimps who offer a splendid array of top shelf concert and popular culture tees.


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Jimmy founded Defunkd in 2004 when he started selling vintage t-shirts online. 20 years of experience later and he hasn't looked back since. Actually, he looks back all the time given he's a sucker for nostalgia. For more, check the history of Defunkd and Jimmy's Expertise.

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