Launched in 2009, the Decorative Collective is an online marketplace for the buying and selling of antiques and vintage items. The owner and creator of this platform is a dealer herself so the site is rooted in a love of and appreciation for the world of antiques and antique trading. One of the goals of the online antique store is to introduce buyers to dealers that they may never have the chance to shop from in person. Dealers on the site come from all over the UK and Europe, making it so easy to shop internationally for antiques from the comfort of your sofa!
There is an incredible range of antiques listed on the Decorative Collective. Under the heading of ‘furniture’ alone, there are more than 50 sub-headings to choose from when browsing, including storage chests, interior benches, industrial tables, and ottomans. Under ‘garden and architecture’ you can shop for birdbaths, fountains, planters, stone balls, and stained glass, to name just a few. Other categories of antiques include art, accessories, mirrors, and lighting fixtures. It is definitely possible to get lost among the wares of this online antique store. The inventory is both vast and exceptional.
As a visitor to the Decorative Collective, it is easy and intuitive to browse the antiques that are up for sale. If you sign up to the platform as a client, it becomes even easier. With a client account, you can follow your favorite dealers and get notifications whenever they list a new item on this site. Therefore, you never have to worry about missing out on a coveted antique. This online marketplace also allows clients to make Mood Boards, a fun way of creating a wish list. When shopping, buyers are able to communicate directly with the individual sellers and negotiate prices as they might at a flea market in person.
To join the Decorative Collective as a dealer, it is important to have enough stock to regularly add new antiques to this online marketplace. Therefore, only professional, full-time dealers are welcomed, many of which add new antiques to this platform on a daily basis. No commission is charged to dealers; rather they pay a monthly membership fee to be a part of this online antique store.
The Decorative Collective works hard to ensure that the service they provide to both the buyers and sellers of antiques is smooth and professional. This gives confidence to everyone using their platform that quality is high, goods are authentic, and transactions are secure.