Published on September 21, 2020

We know to turn to Urban Outfitters when we’re in need of a good headboard, decorative vessel, or, hey, even a can of paint. But there’s one section of the retailer we’ve been unrightfully neglecting. The store’s Urban Renewal selection, composed of vintage and upcycled products, is well known to be a treasure trove of secondhand clothes, but it also includes great decor.

Available to shop online, Urban Renewal features a small collection of one-of-a-kind pieces. So you can buy a limited-run overdyed rug or a throw pillow with a cover made out of deadstock fabric. You can even get the mid-century accent chair you’d long been searching for.

Buying vintage online, however, does come with some small risks: When you’re dealing with upcycled options like textiles, the item you get may not look exactly like the item in the picture. For instance, these patchwork pillows come in a wide array of colors and patterns, so you’ll have to be willing to play vintage roulette. But you might just end up scoring your new favorite accent piece. Scope out our favorites below and keep your tab open—Urban Renewal drops new pieces every week.

The Laundry Hero

Though it might come in a slightly darker green than pictured, as reviewers note, this bag is sturdy and large enough to carry a big load of clothes to the washer and dryer.

The Bright Bed Cover

A splash of citron is just the thing to liven up an otherwise bland bedroom. Made from deadstock fabric, this textured coverlet is a great layering piece.

The Simple Seat

Whether you’re looking for a spot to set a stack of your favorite books or a chair for your work-from-home station, this mid-century piece sourced from England is classic and versatile.

The Textured Throw Pillows

Deadstock fabric dyed in bright hues makes for playful accents on a neutral-colored sofa. Since the pillows are reversible, you can switch them up by season, too: Lush jewel tones for autumn and cool pastels for spring.

The One-of-a-Kind Rug

Surprise: You can even scoop up a covetable antique Moroccan rug from Urban Outfitters. The abstract checkerboard pattern on this one makes it feel totally fresh.

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