Dedicated Kimono Websites
I have personally worked with this store when they came to Boston. The owner is knowledgeable and fair, and I give this store my personal stamp of approval. They're LGBTQ+ friendly and willing to help you with whatever your dressing needs may be. You can find various kinds of kimono, obi, dressing accessories, tabi, haori, purses, kimono fabric, etc. The website lists product condition and sizes. They operate out of Ohio (no surprise) and for now only ship to the US. But their website also has various information, a blog, youtube channel, instagram, customer gallery, and more! I strongly recommend you check them out! I wrote a whole blog post about them here.
Kimono Yukata Market
This site has expanded over the years to sell a wide range of all the wafuku you can imagine. Men's and women's, furisode all the way to yukata. They have a rather large selection, a easy to understand quality rating system, lots of information about wearing kimono and measuring your size. At the time of writing this, they have a whole section devoted to plus size yukata with hundreds of items listed. Plus, they sell other items related to kimono, including storage containers and display stands.
One little note, I noticed on their Who We Are page they owners talk about being fed up of seeing fake kimono being sold online, so they decided to open up their own authentic kimono shop. Now that's an origin story we can all get behind!
Sou has an incredibly expansive listing of items. They sell kimono, yukata, obi, accessories, art pieces, tea ceremony pieces, and more. They often have some of the cheapest prices around, if you're looking for discount vintage kimono. They often run sales and have free shipping as well. This site is connected to Shinei and often the stores will list each other's products. Check their ebay for more items and even better deals.
Shinei is a great website for finding a wide variety of color and styles of kimono. Their array of synthetic iromuji is impressive. They also sell a large quantity of synthetic kimono of all types. Be careful, shipping can get expensive and isn't included in the price listing. One of the best part of sites like this in my opinion is the robust search and filtering system on the website.
An etsy store that includes very beautiful handmade items and other more traditional products. Great place to find modern fashion items made from kimono, dressing accessories, fabrics, and more. They accept customer orders and happily accept other individual requests.
This company was founded by Yoko Lewis and is based in the United States. They work directly with her family in Japan to bring all sorts of interesting pieces to America. You can find individual pieces, large kimono bundles by the pound, fabric, and more. Their website also has a lot of great information about kimono and an interesting blog they update regularly. If you're looking for a friendly family business that's ready to help you find exactly what you need, this is the place to go.
This is a family owned business I've never purchased from personally, but a quick look around their site shows they're based in the UK, but provide international shipping. They sell not only kimono and wafuku, but other Japanese goods as well, both vintage, modern, and everything in between. Everything they sell is directly imported from Japan with prices for used kimono starting very low! The selection of wafuku specifically is on the smaller side, but shipping is free for UK residents who spend over £50. If you're interested in both kimono and other Japanese goods, I recommend you check it out!
I have never purchased from this store myself, but a quick review of their website shows that they sell various items, such as kimono, yukata, jinbei, hanten, aprons, and fabric.
Ichiroya (now closed)
Sadly, Ichiroya has closed down as of mid-2020.
One of the most trusted sources for kimono. Ichiroya sells kimono, obi, shoes, and many other items. Their descriptions are very accurate and they will always pour over the kimono and report any flaws. The website has a nice advanced search option for finding exactly what you need. And they are also very helpful if you need individual help. Their prices are on the more expensive side, but they're a great source for high quality kimono.
General Retail Marketplace
Keep in mind for all marketplace websites that there will be many fake kimono listed as well! These are the best ways to find excellent deals, but also a lot more difficult to navigate.
Here is a small list of ebay sellers that only sell authentic kimono and Japanese goods.
As of mid-2020, Rakuten closed down their English language Global Marketplace. Now, the best way to access their vast array of wafuku and kimono goods is to browse the Japanese language site. Then, you can either order from sellers that ship internationally, or use Rakuten's English language service, Rakuten Global Express to ship the products to you.
There are MANY kimono sellers on Rakuten. In addition, it's pretty easy to narrow down your choices using their category options. This is also the best place to find dressing tools and more uncommon items, such as obi clips, obi dome, eri clips, and other accessories. Be warned, in my experience, international shipping fees when purchasing directly from the stores is calculated AFTER purchase. So you may receive an email after you have bought your items detailing the final shipping cost and asking for confirmation from you before sending the goods. Not all the stores that have international shipping and/or speak English. This can be very daunting and difficult for people. So be ready if you choose to order through the Japanese site directly instead of using a buying/shipping service like Rakuten Global Express.
Kyoto Kimono Cafe
Yahoo Japan Auctions
This is another great place to find a lot of cheap kimono. But, you will need to use a shopping service such as Noppin, Rakuten Global Express, etc. to purchase and have these goods shipped internationally.