Instagram Heroes: 7 IG Accounts Serving Supercool Vintage Furniture and Decor Finds

If you’re reading this, we’re fairly certain that you too have fond memories of trawling antique and secondhand shops on the lookout for your perfect treasure. There are gems to be found and bargains to be had, if you’ve got the time… but let’s face it, many of us don’t – save for the occasional slow weekend. Enter our Instagram Heroes of the week who go on the hunt so you don’t have to. Turn your post notifications on and keep a close eye on these thrifty Instagrammers, they’re serving up vintage delight after vintage delight, with everything you need to spruce up your space a little or find some great gifts that won’t break the bank. Here are our favourites, in no particular order…

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The best vintage, antique and collectible finds straight out of Durban. From minty green Frystark dining chairs to trendy cane headboards and speckled ceramic swans, WTF seriously has you covered. Be prepared to be quick… their gems fly to new homes fast. Follow @wtfvintagefurniture on IG.

Re-Trend Shop

Operating from a physical store in Johannesburg’s Richmond as well as selling their wonderful wares online, Re-Trend Shop is a retro lover’s one-stop-shop for Mid Century Modern furniture and decor. Good luck deciding what to buy next, we want it all! Follow @retrendsa on IG.


Luckyfind is a never-ending treasure trove of vintage and pre-loved goodies. New uploads almost-daily means there’s always something new to love, with delightful wares from all eras and across an eclectic range of styles. Follow @luckyfind_za on IG.

Vintage Club

For beautiful era, vintage, cottage and antique style furniture and household decor look no further than Vintage Club. Though predominantly an online store they do have a showroom in Paarden Eiland in the Western Cape that’s open by appointment. New stock is regularly shared on Instagram for those of us living elsewhere. Follow @vintageclubfurniture on IG.

Handpicked Joburg

Also the organiser of @vintagemarketjoburg, Handpicked Joburg sells all manner of lovely things – both classic and contemporary. From local ceramics to linens, glass- and silverware, framed artworks, ornaments and a whole lot more, this thrifty business is a must-follow. Follow @handpickedjoburg on IG.


Tafel is a family-run, Pretoria-based business that not only custom-makes modern furniture the traditional way, but also salvages and restores pieces from times gone by – giving them a new lease on life with a fresh lick of paint or a playful reupholster. Follow @tafelfurniture on IG.

Next Lives Vintageware

Next Lives Vintageware gives forgotten treasures new beginnings, selling everything from quirky kitchenalia to timeless home decor. This new kid on the vintage block has already amassed a fast following… check their feed and you’ll soon see why. Follow @nextlivesvintage on IG.

Are you an Instagram Hero?

If you’re a creator or business owner in Sub-Saharan Africa using IG to grow your practice or build your brand, you qualify to enter our monthly Instagram Heroes awards series. The Creator category includes art, design and craft, as well as creatives and makers across all fields. The Business category is for local entrepreneurs, agencies, start-ups and well-established enterprises. Submit your work using the form below before Friday, 22 January 2021.

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