Vintage Clothing Shops in London
There’s nothing quite like the sensation you get when you enter a shop selling Vintage Clothes and bric-a-brac, pre-loved clothes from decades past just waiting to be discovered from amongst the crammed racks, sun dresses from the 50’s, wool lined leather jackets from the 70’s, a skinny eighties tie. You never know what you are going to find, it is like a treasure hunt for adults. And one of the best vintage clothes hunting grounds has to be London. Here is a guide to some of the best Vintage shops in London.
Lost ‘N’ Found-Touted as being the best Vintage shop in Camden Market, this massive shop spread over two floors is a treasure trove for anyone looking for 1950’s Americana. Think Mad Men and you have an idea of what kind of cotton dresses to expect however if Grease is more your thing then you won’t be disappointed, there is a wide selection of leather and cheerleader jackets. Shoes galore can be found upstairs, cowboy boots, heels and trainers, it is all there. Camden Stables Market, NW 1 Camden Town Tube. Open Mon-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat, Sun 10am-7pm.
Beyond Retro-With more than 10,000 items in stock selling everything from cheap silk scarves to gaudy Hawaiian shirts this shop is sure to have something for you. Shop organisers label themselves under the rather humorous moniker “selling dead people’s clothes to meet the sartorial challenges of east London’s beautiful people” and to help with your shopping put on bands most Saturday afternoons. 112 Cheshire St, E2 Liverpool St Tube/Rail. Open Mon-Sun 10am-6pm.
Oxfam –Those who love to shop for vintage clothes and bric-a-brac flock to this legendary Dalston Oxfam shop looking for that elusive item, be it a board game, figurines, a suit, that dress from the eighties it is all here. Just start rummaging around in the clothing bins and you are sure to pull out one wonderful item after another. Being Oxfam prices are generally lower than other vintage retailers. Oxfam, 570 Kingsland Road, E8. Dalston Kingsland Rail. Open Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.20pm, Sat 9.30am-6pm, Sun 12noon-4pm.
Three Pound Shop-The name says it all; at this shop you will have to sort through a lot of rather plain ordinary clothes to find that one special item, but be patient they are there just waiting to be unearthed. With prices starting at just 2£ you are sure to walk out with your arms full of goodies and if you don’t just head down to Portobello Rd. Market where you will definitely find something that takes your fancy. Pembridge Rd, W11, Notting Hill Gate Tube. Open daily 10am-6pm
Victory Vintage-Even though a shopping centre might not be the place you expect to find a vintage shop this shop has a great selection of pre-loved clothing of exceptional quality for both men and women. Men’s suits sit there alongside dresses, furs and jewellery. This vintage shop is for the more discerning vintage shopper and the prices go to match but you are assured of quality. 1st Floor, Whiteleys Shopping Centre, W2 Bayswater and Queensway Tube. Open Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 12noon-6pm
The beauty of London is if you can’t find anything you like at the above mentioned shops there are hundreds of Vintage shops just waiting to be discovered. What are you waiting for get out there and find that vintage treasure you have been looking for.
James – Marketing Team