A Stylish Home, Secondhand

Since we’ll be spending the majority of time close to home this summer, it may be time to think about upgrading our furniture by seeking out newer styles or sturdier sets. Now, thanks to the beauty of online and app-based marketplaces, you can pare down your space or liven it up—without even having to leave it.

We’ve scoured app stores to find seven that feature thrifted and secondhand furniture from around the world, including mahogany desks, re-upholstered kitchen chairs, and vintage cabinet pulls. These apps are proof that one person’s trash really can be another person’s (sustainable!) treasure, so go ahead and get to downloading.

(Psst—the only home item that is difficult to thrift successfully is a mattress! Head to our guide to eco-friendly mattresses instead.)

1. Chairish

Best For | Luxury home goods & furniture Features | “View In Your Space” & Favorites features, free listings, shipping management

For the best in luxury home decor, the Chairish app (from the popular online marketplace Chairish) is an incredibly useful app to have on hand. Beloved by the likes of Architectural Digest and Apartment Therapy, this app offers thousands of furniture options in everything from mid-century modern to Hollywood styles. Use the “View in Your Space” and Favorites features to curate what works best for your home, and when you’re ready to buy, Chairish manages the shipping for you.

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2. Wallapop

Best For | UK & Europe finds Features | No-fee listings, secure shipping service, digital “currency,” free and paid subscriptions

Over the last seven years, virtual marketplace Wallapop has grown to over 30 million users across the UK and Europe. Now one of the biggest secondhand apps around, you can sell what you no longer need and pick up what you do in one space. For furniture purchases on the mobile app, Wallapop offers secure service for long-distance shipments. As a seller, you can also purchase Wallapop currency or a paid subscription to better promote your goods or business.

Download Wallapop 

3. OfferUp

Best For | Local deals Features | No-fee listings, secure messaging, buyer & seller protection, shipping available

Take out the middleman with one of the country’s largest mobile marketplace platforms, OfferUp. This app allows for easy pick-ups and drop-offs of goods between users, so it’s ideal for local deals. You can safely message sellers in the app itself to negotiate a space to exchange secondhand pieces or have it shipped to you for a fee. If you run into any issues, there’s both buyer and seller protection, so you can shop and style your home without worrying.

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4. Letgo

Best For | Local pick-ups Features | No-fee listings, secure messaging, verified users

Similar to OfferUp, Letgo is one of the fastest growing online marketplaces around. This free app ($0 listing or selling fees, but paid ads available) arranges for local pick-ups only, a fitting conduit to investing right in your community. Don’t worry, the Letgo team highly values safety for these meet-ups as well, verifying users’ identities and offering secure chat features. Some items are even listed as free, so you may get lucky with some secondhand steals!

Download Letgo

5. eBay

Best For | Living room & kitchen furniture Features | Free listings (seller fees after item is sold), discounted & free shipping, buyer & seller protection

For decades, eBay has been the leading online space for thrifting and secondhand goods and now has as many as 180+ million active users. Countless sellers here are small businesses themselves with verified ratings, so you know each purchase is legit. When looking for secondhand furniture in particular, many listings include free or discounted shipping with their “Buy It Now” prices, though you can also check out the platform’s auctions for more competitive pricing. For a streamlined user experience, eBay offers dozens of filters so you can narrow down exactly what you’re looking to add in your home.

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6. Etsy

Best For | Reclaimed & reupholstered furniture Features | No fees for buyers, customization available, in-app messaging, favorites options, carbon-neutral shipping, flexible payment options

Etsy is home to countless creators, but we most love it for the vintage & secondhand shops that honor sustainable and ethical practices. There, you can find reclaimed and reupholstered furniture, and can also chat directly with secondhand shop owners to personalize pieces that most suit your home. You can even shop locally by filtering buyers in your area. (BTW, if you’re looking for vintage home decor in particular, we’ve got a guide for that!) Best of all, Etsy is a certified B Corp and through its commitment to sustainability, your furniture will arrive with carbon-neutral shipping no matter its size.

Download Etsy

7. Everything But The House

Best For | Vintage & antique furniture Features | Delivery & pick-up available, bids start at $1, automatic bidding & maximum bids, watchlist options

On the lookout for unique pieces you’ll never find anywhere else? Meet Everything But the House, your new favorite app. This global marketplace auctions off any and all secondhand goods, many of which are rare, antique, or from estate sales. All bids start at just $1 USD, with an option to set a maximum amount for automated bidding, as well as alerts when bids are about to end. From African masks to antique rocking chairs, it’ll be easier than ever to source your one-of-a-kind needs.

Download Everything But the House