Preloved Shopping Tips from PR Expert Hannah Birchall #Preloved Chica â” SHARING OUR PASSION FOR FASHION. HOW TO SHOP PRE-LOVED OR VINTAGE ONLINE â¢ The last 5 years or so have seen a huge increase in shopping on-line. â¢ This is in part due to the fact that we are all shopping on-line more now â¢ and also because shopping vintage or pre-loved can be a bit confusing in stores as to what is a real find, what is âretro inspiredâ etc. â¢ For example stores like Beyond Retro often have a mix of both. There are a lot of on-line pre-loved stores now, even little local boutiques are getting savvy to selling on-line and either have their own on-line stores or sell through sites like Etsy, Ebay and Asos Marketplace so bargains are easy to find if you know what you are looking for.