Online communities you might not know about: Facebook edition

For anyone friends with me online, you’ll know that I’m not a massive Facebook user — although I do use it for two things: messaging, and groups. I never used to be a fan of groups but as my journey into the world of vintage fashion has progressed, I’ve often found them helpful — whether sniffing out a bargain, or tips and tricks on sleeping in rollers, there’s a big community of people out there who are ready and willing to offer support and advice.

I thought I’d collect together a few Facebook communities I’ve found helpful, and hopefully you will too!


For vintage-inspired styling, hair and beauty:

Vintage Updos For Modern Girls: https://www.facebook.com/groups/VintageUpdosForModernGirls/

The place to go for help with your hair, tips and tricks, ‘argh my set came out awful’ or to just share a fabulous hairdo.

Vintage Makeup For Modern Girls:https://www.facebook.com/groups/445848425620265/

All things vintage makeup and skincare.


For vintage-inspired fashion:

What Katie Did: https://www.facebook.com/groups/whatkatiedid/

Stockings advice? Not sure what the fit of a waspie or corset is like? Questions about wear, upcoming launches, or events? Maybe just want to share a photo of you in your fabulous What Katie Did vintage undergarments? You need to join this group!

Yesterday’s Gals: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1408889515802895/

A friendly, positive group for asking and sharing all things vintage fashion and styling, from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Vintage Styling For Modern Girls: https://www.facebook.com/groups/715738895194197/

Everything you need to ask and share about dressing vintage in a modern world.


Brand-specific swap and sell groups:

Collectif Clothing Buy Swap and Sell: https://www.facebook.com/groups/collectifclothingbuyswapsell/

Find that unicorn item you’ve always wanted, or shed some of your wardrobe — maybe ask sizing advice. This is the place for all your Collectif needs.

Pinup Girl Clothing Buy Swap and Sell (EU): https://www.facebook.com/groups/382886135224371/

We all know that PUG is a staple in many womens’ 50s wardrobe. It’s tricky to get in the UK, so this has been a great place to find some really great pieces without the stomach-flipping customs fees.


Not strictly vintage, but a great group for colour and novelty items for the kitschy vintage lover!

In Colourful Company: https://www.facebook.com/groups/incolourfulcompany/

There’s a lot of colour in the world of vintage, especially the 50s to 70s, and it’s a great place to find some modern items with a vintage-inspired look! I love to pick up novelty earrings and bags, and I’ve found a few fabulous indie brands through this group.


Happy Facebooking!

Do you have a group, or are a member of any groups that I’m missing? Let me know and I’ll update the list!


Originally published at Quirk and Folly.