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The Best Vintage Shops in London: Sustainable Shopping

Don't be overwhelmed by vintage shopping - make a beeline for the best ones with our guide

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Vintage shopping is the most sustainable way to consume fashion. We know it can feel a little overwhelming, vintage shopping – but trust us, the endless rails of ‘tat’ and recognisably musky smell stereotypes do not apply to the following London stores…

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The Best Vintage Shops in London

Found and Vision

Found and Vision

Sitting on Golborne Road where vintage fashion lovers can find a multitude of brilliant vintage stores (Emma Goldman Vintage & Costumes as listed below), is Found and Vision. Expect a rich selection of designer brands such as Pucci, Dior, Loewe and Saint Laurent. 104 Golborne Road, W10 5PS

Reign Vintage

What began as a popular stall in the markets of Portobello Road and Camden is now the official ‘Outfitters to the Independent’ as they say; Reign Vintage’s stores in London and Oxford are carefully curated to only include premium items. Their designer fashion offering boasts labels such as Chanel, Versace, Stone Island, Vivienne Westwood, and many more. 12 Berwick Street, Soho W1F 0PN. Oxford: 136 Cowley Road OX4 1JJ

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One of a Kind London

best vintage shops: One of a Kind London

Shop vintage Chanel at One of a Kind Vintage

You might not be able to get your hands on the special archive pieces founder Jeff Ihenacho keeps aside for his VIP regulars such as Kate Moss and Sienna Miller, but visit this vintage shop on Portobello Road, quote any era to the knowledgeable staff and find unique one of a kind pieces to spruce up your winter wardrobe. 259 Portobello Road, London W11 1LR

Circa Vintage

This is the vintage shop to go to if you’re looking for a really rare and special piece of clothing, jewellery or an accessory for a special occasion. 90 perent of everything they sell is a pre-loved designer piece, and whilst the prices aren’t as ‘cheap as chips’, the quality of their offerings make the boutique well worth a visit. They also offer repairs and alterations for your own vintage bits. 64 Fulham High Street, SW6 3LQ


best vintage shops: Serotonin Vintage

Vintage Mongolian fur handbag available at Serotonin Vintage

Head to Serotonin, a kitsch, curated treasure trove of designer vintage nestled within Brick Lane. Their selection of trousers is wondrous but the display isn’t cluttered – the perfect beginning for a vintage-shopping virgin. Seratonin Vintage London, Brick Ln, Weavers, London E1 6SA

House of Vintage

best vintage shops in London: House of Vintage

1950’s Reversible Sukajan Tour Jacket available at House of Vintage

Since hitting the streets of Toronto back in 2003, House of Vintage has emerged on Brick Lane and in Hackney, ideal for those wanting a wardrobe made up of 1940’s, 50s and 60s pieces. 4 Cheshire Street, E2 6EH and 28 Amhurst Road, E8 1JN

Blackout II

Blackout II in Covent Garden is a vintage lovers’ heaven spread over two floors. Having been there for 20 years, these guys know what they’re doing, so bring a full wallet and indulge in a selection of fantastic garments from the 20s through to the 80s. Blackout II, 51 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9AJ

Beyond Retro

Beyond Retro

From coats to dresses, jumpers to shirts, there really is something for everyone at Beyond Retro. Its stores are easily accessible from the high streets of London and offer a huge selection of men’s and women’s vintage fashion and accessories. Stores in Soho, Dalston, on Brick Lane and in Brighton.

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