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shopping rubylane

Emily Oster

I have been using rubylane for a while but it wasn't until I started researching this post, that I really grew to appreciate their huge selection of antique and vintage items. Rubylane was one of the original antique online marketplaces. Started in 1998 by Tom Johnson, a San Francisco tech professional at the time, the site now has over 550,000 items listed for sale. Its search features are not as extensive as Ebay, 1st Dibs or Chairish. Nor are the products photos always the best. But if you have the time to dig, I think you can get rewarded with some great finds at reasonable pricing.

When shopping for antiques online, I tend to gravitate towards items that can be easily shipped i.e. no crazy hundreds of dollars on freight. I think the best way to use rubylane is to have a specific type of antique in mind or to build yourself a library of preferred vendors. I also would suggest searching in Antiques and Vintage Collectibles as things seem to be a little miss categorized. Below are some currently listed items that I have saved in my shopping cart. 

These could be re-purposed in a really cool way. Like on a kitchen island...

kitchen by  Haynes-Robert  s  via  REMODELISA

kitchen by Haynes-Roberts via REMODELISA

I like the pinks in this antique rug and because of its small size, I think it would be perfect in a bathroom

And, of course, I needed to check out the quilt selection - which is awesome!