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A vintage rug is like a vintage tee shirt with a perfect lived-in feel that only comes with time. You can seek out every flea market and estate sale in town but wouldn’t it be so much easier if you could select a vintage rug from a crop of pre-edited selects? Buying a vintage rug online is certainly a different experience—maybe a little less romantic but certainly more direct. Below are our 10 favorite sources for finding the rug of your dreams.
N.B.: For tips on shopping vintage and antiques online see our post Expert Advice: 12 Insider Tips for Sourcing Antiques and Vintage Online.
Above: A collection of vintage rugs is available at Passerine in Washington, DC. Shown here is the Muriel Vintage Area Rug measuring 8 by 11 feet; $6,650. For more on the store see our post Old Is New: A Vintage Rug Collection from Passerine in Washington, DC. Sharktooth
Above: Sharktooth opened in 2010 and has since been sourcing antique textiles in Brooklyn. The Modernist Flatweave Rug ($1,200), while not a large area rug, is exemplary of the varied offering available at Sharktooth from abstract and modern patterns to Turkish or Art Deco pieces. Double Knot
Above: From Double Knot in New York (a favorite of architect Solveig Fernlund), the Large Cotton Rag Kilim measures 10’4″ x 9’5″ and is from late 20th century in Turkey. Prices upon request; contact Double Knot. 1st Dibs
Above: 1st Dibs offers a range of vintage and antique rugs (rugs from Persia, Europe, Scandinavia, Turkey, and more). The Birgitta Sodergren Large Midcentury Swedish Flatweave Rug seen here is $5,900. Chairish
Above: From Chairish‘s selection of antique and vintage rugs, the Mid-20th Century Vintage Overdyed Wool Rug is $2,800. Nickey Kehoe
Above: Nickey Kehoe carries Persian, Kurdish, American, Bulgarian, and Taureg rugs, among others. The Vintage Taureg Mat is 11’4″ x 9′ is $7,800. Revival
Above: From Revival, a vintage rug disrupting start up from the founder of Brooklinen, offers one of the widest selections of vintage rugs online out there. Shown here is the Tetsu Vintage Overdyed Rug (9’9″ x 12’8″) is $2,690. Rejuvenation
Above: The small but appealing selection of vintage rugs at Rejuvenation includes the Vintage Turkish Bor Rug with Very Faded Pattern; $2,199. Elsie Green
Above: At Elsie Green, an edit of aged Moroccan and Turkish rugs includes the Joril Vintage Rug; $1,995. Lawrence of La Brea
Above: At Lawrence of La Brea in Los Angeles, the Turkish Antique Rug ($8,450) is one of many online or in store at Lawrence of La Brea.
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