The Best Places To Buy Vintage Sportswear

Alicia Lansom
·6-min read

You know what they say: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Unfortunately, despite the endlessly iconic sportswear of the '80s, '90s and early '00s, a lot of brands have chosen to move in new directions (much to our dismay).

For those of us who love the old classics, shopping online at our favourite sporting stores often leaves us longing for the days of logomania and matching tracksuits. But just because the big brands no longer stock it, doesn’t mean we can’t get our hands on it.

Thanks to the explosion of resale sites within the last decade, the vintage clothing industry is booming, and sportswear hasn't been forgotten. From printed hoodies to classic kicks, the demand for retro sportswear is bigger than ever, with Gen Z quoting everyone from Princess Diana to Sporty Spice as influences in its resurgence.

Though the streetwear boom has seen many brands create homages to archive collections, there's a clear demand for authentic vintage sportswear. From Kim Kardashian being spotted wearing adidas popper pants to Rihanna sporting a Fila jersey, vintage sportswear is alive and well – and we know exactly where to find it.

If you're searching for the perfect Champion hoodie or The North Face fleece, click through to discover the best places to shop vintage sportswear...

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<br><br><strong>Champion</strong> Vintage Sweatshirt, $, available at <a href="https://hibalondon.co.uk/products/vintage-champion-sweatshirt-medium" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Hiba London" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Hiba London</a>


Champion Vintage Sweatshirt, $, available at Hiba London
<br><br><strong>Adidas</strong> Cargos Medium, $, available at <a href="https://hibalondon.co.uk/products/vintage-adidas-cargos-medium" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Hiba London" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Hiba London</a>


Adidas Cargos Medium, $, available at Hiba London
<br><br><strong>Adidas</strong> Sweatshirt Womens Medium, $, available at <a href="https://hibalondon.co.uk/products/vintage-adidas-sweatshirt-womens-mediu" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Hiba London" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Hiba London</a>


Adidas Sweatshirt Womens Medium, $, available at Hiba London
<br><br><strong>NASCAR</strong> Racing Jacket, $, available at <a href="https://frankiecollective.com/collections/all-clothing/products/vintage-racing-jacket-77" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Frankie Collective" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Frankie Collective</a>


NASCAR Racing Jacket, $, available at Frankie Collective
<br><br><strong>Adidas</strong> Bulls Jersey, $, available at <a href="https://frankiecollective.com/collections/sports/products/vintage-bulls-jersey-5" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Frankie Collective" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Frankie Collective</a>


Adidas Bulls Jersey, $, available at Frankie Collective
<br><br><strong>Reebok</strong> Wind Pants, $, available at <a href="https://frankiecollective.com/collections/reebok/products/vintage-reebok-wind-pants-32" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Frankie Collective" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Frankie Collective</a>


Reebok Wind Pants, $, available at Frankie Collective
<br><br><strong>Champion</strong> Fleece Jacket, $, available at <a href="https://marketplace.asos.com/listing/fleeces/vintage-champion-fleece-jacket-black/6202186" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:asos marketplace" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">asos marketplace</a>


Champion Fleece Jacket, $, available at asos marketplace
<br><br><strong>The North Face</strong> 700 Nuptse Puffer Jacket, $, available at <a href="https://marketplace.asos.com/listing/coats/vintage-the-north-face-700-nuptse-puffer-jacket--coat/6203450" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:asos marketplace" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">asos marketplace</a>


The North Face 700 Nuptse Puffer Jacket, $, available at asos marketplace
<br><br><strong>Nike</strong> 90s Navy Embroidered Spellout Hoodie, $, available at <a href="https://marketplace.asos.com/listing/hoodies/vintage-nike-90s-navy-embroidered-spellout-hoodie/6195676" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:asos marketplace" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">asos marketplace</a>


Nike 90s Navy Embroidered Spellout Hoodie, $, available at asos marketplace
<br><br><strong>Kappa</strong> Logo Sweatshirt, $, available at <a href="https://www.depop.com/products/clothvintage-vintage-kappa-navy-sweatshirt-with/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Depop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Depop</a>


Kappa Logo Sweatshirt, $, available at Depop
<br><br><strong>Reebok</strong> Baby Blue Sweatshirt, $, available at <a href="https://www.depop.com/products/blaisesbitsandbobs-reebok-baby-blue-vintage/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Depop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Depop</a>


Reebok Baby Blue Sweatshirt, $, available at Depop
<br><br><strong>Nike</strong> Unite Jumpman Classic Windbreaker, $, available at <a href="https://www.depop.com/products/quaintclothing_uk-nike-jordan-windbreaker-brand-new/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Depop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Depop</a>


Nike Unite Jumpman Classic Windbreaker, $, available at Depop
<br><br><strong>Nike</strong> Air Alaris Vintage, $, available at <a href="https://www.vestiairecollective.com/women-shoes/trainers/nike/grey-polyester-nike-trainers-11529794.shtml" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Vestiaire Collective" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Vestiaire Collective</a>


Nike Air Alaris Vintage, $, available at Vestiaire Collective
<br><br><strong>Nike</strong> SB Dunk Leather Trainers, $, available at <a href="https://www.vestiairecollective.com/women-shoes/trainers/nike/turquoise-leather-sb-dunk-nike-trainers-13673424.shtml" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Vestiaire Collective" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Vestiaire Collective</a>


Nike SB Dunk Leather Trainers, $, available at Vestiaire Collective
<br><br><strong>Nike</strong> Sole x Air Max 95, $, available at <a href="https://www.vestiairecollective.com/women-shoes/trainers/nike/white-leather-nike-trainers-10167262.shtml" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Vestiaire Collective" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Vestiaire Collective</a>


Nike Sole x Air Max 95, $, available at Vestiaire Collective
<br><br><strong>Champion</strong> Medium Grey Sweatshirt, $, available at <a href="https://www.thrifted.com/collections/vintage-womens-sweatshirts-hoodies/products/vintage-champion-sweatshirt-womens-grey-medium-69323" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:thrifted.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">thrifted.com</a>


Champion Medium Grey Sweatshirt, $, available at thrifted.com
<br><br><strong>Nike</strong> Large Sweatshirt, $, available at <a href="https://www.thrifted.com/collections/vintage-retro-womens-sportswear/products/vintage-nike-hoodie-womens-black-medium-70263" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:thrifted.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">thrifted.com</a>


Nike Large Sweatshirt, $, available at thrifted.com
<br><br><strong>Champion</strong> Large Blue Fleece, $, available at <a href="https://www.thrifted.com/collections/vintage-womens-fleeces/products/vintage-champion-fleece-womens-blue-large-62974" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:thrifted.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">thrifted.com</a>


Champion Large Blue Fleece, $, available at thrifted.com
<br><br><strong>Fila</strong> Red Ringer Tee, $, available at <a href="https://wearecow.com/collections/womens-new-in/products/fila-red-ringer-tee" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:we are cow" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">we are cow</a>


Fila Red Ringer Tee, $, available at we are cow
<br><br><strong>Adidas</strong> Trefoil Track Pants, $, available at <a href="https://www.rokit.co.uk/vintage-adidas-originals-trefoil-track-pants-w28-l31" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Rokit" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Rokit</a>


Adidas Trefoil Track Pants, $, available at Rokit
<br><br><strong>Adidas</strong> NHL Sports T Shirt, $, available at <a href="https://www.beyondretro.com/products/2000s-adidas-nhl-sports-t-shirt-l" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Beyond Retro" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Beyond Retro</a>


Adidas NHL Sports T Shirt, $, available at Beyond Retro
<br><br><strong>Nike</strong> 90's Vintage Logo Sweatshirt, $, available at <a href="https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NIKE-90S-VINTAGE-CENTRE-LOGO-SWOOSH-SWEATSHIRT-RETRO-SIZE-MEDIUM/363245913741?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:eBay" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">eBay</a>


Nike 90's Vintage Logo Sweatshirt, $, available at eBay
<br><br><strong>Columbia</strong> Sportswear Jacket Women's XL Fleece Lining, $, available at <a href="https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/COLUMBIA-Sportswear-Jacket-Womens-XL-Fleece-Lining-Radial-Sleeve-VTG-RA42eha/324378989564?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:eBay" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">eBay</a>


Columbia Sportswear Jacket Women's XL Fleece Lining, $, available at eBay
<br><br><strong>lealmaria</strong> 80's Vintage Retro Embroidered Silky Bomber Jacket, $, available at <a href="https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ULTRA-RARE-ADIDAS-Vintage-Retro-Embroidered-Silky-Bomber-Jacket-80s-Medium-UK-40/164386025747?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:eBay" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">eBay</a>


lealmaria 80's Vintage Retro Embroidered Silky Bomber Jacket, $, available at eBay
<br><br><strong>Reebok</strong> Long Sleeve Top, $, available at <a href="https://www.desirevtg.com/product-page/reebok-long-sleeve-top" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Desire VTG" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Desire VTG</a>


Reebok Long Sleeve Top, $, available at Desire VTG
<br><br><strong>Nike</strong> Golf Adjustable Cap, $, available at <a href="https://www.desirevtg.com/product-page/nike-golf-cap" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Desire VTG" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Desire VTG</a>


Nike Golf Adjustable Cap, $, available at Desire VTG
<br><br><strong>Patagonia</strong> Fleece Lined Jacket, $, available at <a href="https://www.desirevtg.com/product-page/patagonia-fleece-lined-jacket" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Desire VTG" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Desire VTG</a>


Patagonia Fleece Lined Jacket, $, available at Desire VTG

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