Summer is pretty much here (believe it or not) and we’re all fighting the urge to buy a new summer frock. Sick and tired of that extortionately priced generic crap from the high street? Not to mention how our hard earned dosh is going in to the pockets of tax evading billionaires. Well we don’t have to any longer. Drop in to one of these vintage clothes shops this weekend and see if anything takes ya fancy.
1. East End Vintage Clothing, Tower Hamlets
You’re in luck- today and tomorrow the East End Vintage Clothing Store is having a massive £1 sale. Yes just 1 quid!!! Get your arse down there now before the good stuff gets snaffled. There is a wide selection of European and American vintage and retro clothing from across the decades. These glorious garments are all 100% hand selected.
2. Exclusivo, Hampstead
If you follow the rule of thumb: spend double the amount on half the quantity then this little gem is just for you. Peruse the elegant, chique apparel that is perfect for the office, with nearly-new designer labels for both sexes from such luminaries as Gucci, Prada and Chanel. Prices are around half of the original sale price. They are still a little pricey but worth the investment. The Chanel bags are pretty damn cute.
3. Beyond Retro, Soho, Dalston and Brick Lane
A chain shop showcasing unique, radiant, seasonal collections. Some seriously cool festy attire that is up for grabs now. The website is also excellent with very efficient delivery.
4. Modern Age Vintage Clothing, Camden Town
This place is definitely worth a visit. There is a sale going on at the moment with a fantastic selection of floaty dresses, bright denims and leather goods to die for. They are not featured online so a drop in is necessary.
5. Mint Vintage, Stoke Newington
They really do live up to their name: super trendy, current vintage garms. Some extremely affordable funky camouflage and stylish cheque blazers. Let the colours take you.
6. Threads, Peckham Rye
Venture down south and drop in to Threads. An eclectic range of quality vintage apparel. The summer collection is slowly slipping in. On offer are electrifying 70’s one piece swim suits and soft, light linen jackets perfect for a summer wedding.
7. Victory Vintage, Bayswater
Selling a broad selection of menswear: tailor-made swanky suits dating back from Victorian to recent times. From top British brands such as Bellville Sassoon, Fake London, Catherine Walker, Pockets, Tommy Hilfiger, Bertie Wooster & Old Hat/David Saxby.
8. Mero Retro, Dalston
You know you want a Sukajan jacket and possibly a rad red retro jumpsuit. Swing by Mero Retro in Dalston. Friendly, chilled staff, they’ll help you find that quirky look you’re going for.