8 Local Instagram Thrift Shops That Will Fuel Your ~Y2K Girl~ Fantasy

by Maxine Nava Valdez   |  Mar 3, 2023
Image: (LEFT TO RIGHT) Instagram/couzy2k_, Instagram/intopantone
Share This!

There’s no denying that 2000s fashion is making its way back into our wardrobes. However, Y2K fashion is not as easy to pull off, mainly because we won’t find ~authentic~ pieces in malls that have that kind of style. So, we turn to our BFF—the ukay-ukays. But with our busy schedules and life’s continuous demands, it’s been harder to visit physical ukay stores. Luckily, they have gone online too! Our mantra is: you can never follow too many online thrift shop accounts. So here are eight accounts on Instagram that’ll help you complete your nostalgic outfits: 

1. the.vintagenova_styless 

If your closet looks like it was straight from Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, this shop might be the best one for you! You can guarantee that you’ll find rare gems and cool statement pieces here. You’ll see a variety of Y2K styles in goth, grunge, and fairycore. Even just scrolling through their feed makes you imagine how your outfit will totally stand out! 


2. thrifted_by_bratz

From Ashley Garcia, Sofia Pablo, Mitch Briones, Zoie Garcia, Ian Sta. Maria, Mika Salamanca, and even Andrea Brillantes, this account is definitely celeb-approved! Remember Andrea’s viral TikTok video dancing to Pajama Party by 1096 Gang which has over 80 million views? The top she was wearing was from this store! So if your style icon is  Cloe, Jade, Sasha, or Yasmin from Bratz, this shop is perfect for you! 

3. marjsfavorite

Sugar, spice, and everything nice? This shop will be your Y2K and retro BFF! Aside from Andrea, Ashley G., Zoie, and Sofia, personalities such as Bea Borres, Ashley Del Mundo, Christine Samson, and Bianca Gan have also been seen in clothes from this online store. From sassy tank tops to colorful tees, channel your inner Britney Spears and rock the world with your #OOTDs!

watch now

4. foolhoopz 

If your fashion icon is Lindsay Lohan in the 2000s, we recommend following this shop! You might just find every style of pants here. From low waist, high waist, and cargo, you’ll be serving foolproof Y2K outfits in no time! If you’re leaning a bit more toward a vibe like Jamie Sullivan’s from A Walk to Remember or Lena Kaligaris from The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, they also have the nicest midi and maxi skirts.

5. rilooksvendage 

If you’ve got love for Cher Harowitz’s style in Clueless and shop your stress away like her, this thrift store’s aesthetic selection will surely help. Online retail therapy like no other! With the way, you’ll look with clothes from this store, not even one “Ugh, as if!” (IYKYK) will be thrown at you. Although Clueless came out in the 90s, it was a big inspiration for the early years of Y2K fashion.


6. angelthings_ph 

This shop has Lizzie McGuire feels all over it. Rock chic and vibrant-colored tops as confidently as Lizzie! You’ll never go wrong with a wardrobe like hers. Time to add more items to your Y2K-inspired closet that will make you look angelic and cool at the same time! 

7. couzy2k

From baggy to elephant pants, you’ll definitely find pieces that will match your style in this shop! It’s somehow like a mixture of Lorelai, Rory, and Lane from Gilmore Girls’ fashion sense. With their collections, you’ll be radiating Y2K vibes in no time!

8. intopantone 

This shop’s aesthetic is like if London Tipton from The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and Sharpay Evans from the High School Musical series had a love child. If you want to incorporate snazzy and technicolor pieces into your clothing style, you might want to check this one out! As the account’s bio says, tone it with Pantone!


How do you feel about this article?
About the author
Maxine Nava Valdez
How do you feel?
Click on your mood to read related stories