Vintage Indie Used Clothing Scavenger Hunt Shopping by Steven Depolo (CC BY 2.0)
London is one of the best places in the world to indulge in a little vintage shopping. Whether you are interested in the city’s many retro boutiques, street markets or thrift shops, the British capital really is a treasure trove for all things vintage. Are you ready to make a trip and spend two or three days inside this shopping paradise? Book your travel tickets, have a look at websites like venere.com in order to find nice accommodation possibilities in London, check this quick guide to vintage shopping in London and enjoy!
Blitz - This fabulous vintage department store is the perfect place to find something special. From quality clothing to unique accessories, you’ll find an impressive Aladdin’s cave at Blitz. All garments are dry cleaned before being displayed meaning that aside from the unique pieces for sale, you would never know that you were shopping genuine vintage! Absolute Vintage - This fabulous thrift store simply teems with interesting vintage objects and clothing. The prices tend to be very reasonable meaning the store is always packed. Absolute Vintage is even home to a collection of extremely hard to come by Chanel handbags! Brick Lane Market - This popular market offers a large selection of varied clothing stalls. If you have a keen eye you will have no problem finding a great bargain at Brick Lane. This is also a good place to shop vintage interior design as there are many stalls selling unique household objects such as cushions, quilts etc.
Beyond Retro - This is without a doubt’s one of London’s most celebrated retro stores. Beyond Retro is home to a wonderful collection of vintage clothing including gorgeous prom dresses, military style jackets and colourful knitwear. This top store even has its own collection of vintage-inspired staple pieces and unique accessories. East End Thrift Store - This bargain thrift store is the perfect place to find fantastic vintage pieces without spending a fortune. Pretty retro dresses can be purchased for as little as £15 and glamorous jackets for £25. The first floor sells more expensive designer pieces. Portobello Road Market - This fabulous market is held on Fridays and Saturdays and is a great place to find beautiful and original vintage garments. The vintage clothing market takes place beneath the Westway flyover and if you’re able to invest some time in your search, you will no doubt be going home with some fabulous pieces.
There is such a great variety of vintage shops and market stalls in London that with a little patience and a keen eye, you will almost certainly find some wonderful one-of-a-kind pieces.
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