Best Vintage Shops In London
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Beyond Retro Soho
Located a stone’s throw from Carnaby Street and Oxford Circus, Beyond Retro’s West End store has a huge choice of pre-loved clothes, including their innovative in-house customised range.
58-59 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7JY
The Vintage Showroom
One of the best spots to source vintage menswear in the UK, with the museum-like shop’s archive covering everything from military clothing to classic English country wear.
14 Earlham St, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9LN
Often hailed as London’s greatest vintage boutique (there aren’t many clothes shops Lady Gaga will make secret midnight visits to), Rellik is the place to go for Kate Moss-esque dresses and one-of-a-kind Vivienne Westwood numbers.
8 Golborne Gardens, London W10 5NW
Stocking an impressive range of antique gems, vintage shopping lovers could get lost for hours in Circa Vintage. It’s hard to leave without making a purchase, with everything from Victorian corsets to flowing 30s dresses on offer.
64 Fulham High St, Hammersmith, London SW6 3LQ
Paper Dress Vintage
By day, this Shoreditch second hand clothing boutique has the most fantastic range of dresses (clue’s in the name), and by night they transform into a speakeasy-style bar with live music acts.
114-116 Curtain Pl, London EC2A 3AH
55-59 Hanbury St, London E1 5JP
One of the newest kids on the vintage block, Blitz is certainly making a name for itself on the East London scene. Their two-storey Victorian warehouse could pass for a second hand department store, selling fashion items alongside carefully curated homewear.
Hunky Dory Vintage
Nestled amongst Brick Lane’s plethora of vintage shops (if you’re in the area, make sure to check out the Beyond Retro on Cheshire Street), Hunky Dory offers a slightly higher calibre of pre-loved garms. Everything is colour coded, and you’re right next to Beigal Bake for a post-shopping snack.
226 Brick Ln, London E1 6SA
Pop by this quirky cafe, run by sisters Aysha Sparks and Nadia Allma, for a spot of tea and cake before you browse their personally selected vintage collection.
88 Mountgrove Rd, London N5 2LT
Rokit has stores in Covent Garden and Brick Lane, but their Camden branch is where it all began as a market stall back in 1986. With pieces dating from the 30s to the 90s, no trend remains unearthed by their expert clothing buyers.
225 Camden High St, London NW1 7BU
Crazy Man Crazy
One of the few menswear-only vintage stores in London, Crazy Man Crazy sells American style clothing from the 40s and 50s to a retro rockabilly soundtrack. Head here for one of the best leather jacket selections in the city.
18 Church Rd, London SE19 2ET