Search millions of products from thousands of online vintage clothing stores at once.
• One search for thousands of stores
• No additional fees
• Filter by price, size, location, decade, gender
• Save favorites
• Set New Items Alerts
• Share items
• Buy the item on the store website
“This App Is The Google Of Vintage Shopping”
“...what’s game-changing is that Gem could replace your idle Google searches, so you can find vintage or secondhand alternatives to items you’d normally buy new.”
“Quickly Locate Hard-to-Find Items With This Search Engine for Vintage Clothing”
Gem brings together thousands of online vintage stores and marketplaces into one simple search. Once you find the item you’re looking for, you can buy it directly from the seller website, without extra costs.
Gem is open to all online vintage clothing stores. Contact us if you would like your store to be included.
Screenshots product image credits:
Twofold_b, Community Thrift and Vintage, SSLOPPYSSECONDS, BrassCactusVintageCo, CannedHamVintage, Halcyon West, ButterworthsVintage, James Veloria, Wayward Collection, Recess LA, CALIVINTAGEUSA, BrooklynThread, cottonmouth, Fair Season, Na Nin, SouthwestVintage, MiscELENAeous, Libbysmomsvintage
• Filter by location!
• Easier access to search filters and alerts
• User interface refinements
• Improved iPad external keyboard support
Ratings and Reviews
This is fantastic! So easy to search for any vintage via this app, pulling items from so many vintage sources it’s really easy to find and compare. It’s also incredibly fast. Also, just one click takes you to the seller’s vintage shop, I love it!
You can filter your search results too, I’d like more filter options but I understand these are in the pipeline. You can get around this somewhat by adjusting your search criteria.
Definitely better than searching multiple websites.
The only way to find TRUE vintage
It’s so hard to find the real deal when you search online for vintage these days. eBay, Etsy and google all throw out all kinds of suggestions that have nothing to do with what you are looking for, and are often not actually even vintage. I don’t want to sift through hundreds or thousands of items to find a handful of genuine vintage pieces, and I don’t need to with gem search because it filters out the junk for me.
Has similar search issues to other vintage apps
Great that it pulls in pieces from eBay and Etsy etc., but it has the same issues at Etsy’s search - it pulls up ‘[era] style’ or ‘[era you didn’t search for] does [era you searched for]’, or pulls up everything vaguely related to the term you searched for, e.g. searching for “1930s dress” pulls up all dresses of all eras, or searching for “orange mini dress” returns every orange dress or every mini dress.
I’d hoped this would be an actual buy/sell app that would improve the situation for sellers compared to Etsy and eBay, and would as a search tool be much more functional for buyers, but disappointingly it’s just another inaccurate shopping search engine.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for specific feedback! We work hard to make Gem a good search engine, and we still have some work to do:
Decades are tricky, especially the examples you mentioned like ‘70s does 30s’, or ‘60s style (but repro)’. We have plans how to improve these searches, and hope to start testing them some time soon.
Regarding partial matches: Overall we first display results that include all entered search terms, and then after a break ‘partial matches’ as those can sometimes be useful.
If you have more thoughts on how Gem could be more useful for sellers, feel free to send me email firstname.lastname@example.org 🙏
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- Gem Search, LLC
- 31.8 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with the Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 17+ Unrestricted Web Access
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