Stuck in the past? That’s OK because London is full of vintage shops that will make you feel right at home.
Don’t waste your time thrifting for hours on end only to find a tattered, ill-fitting pair of Levi’s from 2013, these highly selective vintage stores only sell the best of the best; from 20’s flapper dresses to 90’s grunge and all the cutting-edge fashion between, don’t miss these trends for the second time by using our vintage shopping in London guide.
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A vintage staple in London, this shop has over 20,000 pieces that range from classic Burberry to retro Reebok. With their sweeping selection comprised of apparel from the late 80’s into the early 2000’s, Blitz London is any patron’s paradise. Plus, with a neatly organised men’s and women’s selection, this shop is a rare gem in the thrifting world.
This highly selective shop has multiple locations across the UK and Sweden where only 1 in 1,000 vintage pieces make it to the floor. As for the other 999 items, they are recycled, and the materials are used to produce Beyond Retro’s own label. These old and new one-of-a-kind garments are the epitome of timelessness.
Retro Mania’s weekly stock rotation is reason enough to visit. With 50 bags a week filled with men and women’s donations of Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Anna Sui and many more, you will leave here looking like one of the many celebrities who frequent this spot. What’s more, Retro Mani is part of the Fara Charity Retail Group which means that profits aid orphaned and abandoned Romanian children; talk about money well spent!
Search and Destroy
You don’t have to search hard in this tightly packed vintage shop to find something striking. With racks and racks of men’s and women’s vintage apparel, this store can be a little intimidating so be sure you have plenty of time when you do visit so that you don’t miss out on any of their fabulous pieces.
The Vintage Showroom
A man who knows his way around a thrift store is a man we’d like to know. However, if you’re not too familiar with this kind of shopping, the Vintage Showroom is the perfect place to start. Stock pilled with classic English tailoring, country wear, and military and sports clothing this is our go-to for vintage menswear. Be sure to make an appointment in advance though!
Hunky Dory Vintage
At the end of Brick Lane lies a well-curated vintage apparel selection. Divided by men’s and women’s sections Hunky Dory has a large assortment of neckties, fifties French mod suits, and seventies dresses. This remarkable reasonably priced shop sells classic ready-to-wear clothing that you will hold on to for a lifetime.
Transcend time at this designer vintage clothing boutique. Chanel, Christian Dior, Pucci, Balenciaga, and Versace are just a few of the high fashion brands at Circa, not to mention they have one of the most extensive Hermes scarf collections in the UK. With pieces dating back to Victorian and Edwardian times all the way through the 90’s it is nearly impossible to leave here empty-handed.
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