London’s vintage shops are stocked with stylish pieces to suit any look. The capital is a treasure trove of fashion outlets, from the most premium of designer boutiques to a wealth of charity shops.
Beyond Retro is East London’s best-known vintage store. It first opened its doors on Brick Lane in 2002 and has offered an eclectic selection of clothes for men and women ever since. The owners are self-proclaimed “hoarders at heart”, and they put their success down to a passion for original design and a consciousness of the decline in global resources. The brand now operates online and has opened additional stores in Dalston, Soho, Brighton and various cities in Sweden.
Rokit has four London stores: two on Brick Lane, one in Covent Garden and a flagship in Camden. All stores stock accessories as well as clothing, so expect a wide selection of trilby hats, belts and scarves to complement your clothing finds. If visiting the Camden shop, make sure to go via the world-famous market to get a feel for what the locals wear.
Retromania is run by FARA, a charity that works to support orphaned and abandoned children in Romania. Designer pieces feature heavily within the collection, but the chances of seeing something two days in a row is slim as it’s said to receive around 50 bags of clothes to sell each week. The staff are well versed in fashion history and they ticket their items accordingly, but there are low-value pieces to be found, too, and prices start at around £15 for high-street items. Vintage memorabilia is also available in store.
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