Over the years Vintage Shopping has not only become a hobby but a great way to diversify your wardrobe with unique pieces. The demand for vintage clothes is evident by the amount of retailers now selling hard to source garments. Whether you’re on a hunt for 70s Flares, 80s Sportswear or 90s T-Shirts we have compiled a list of the best Vintage Shops London has to offer selling these unique pieces and more.
So, if you googled Where can I buy vintage in London? Then you’re in the right place!
Address – 141 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 7DG
Back in 2019 I had the privilege of speaking directly with the owner Ameli Lindgren. In our video interview (HEARTAFACT VISITS Nordic Poetry) she touches on the stores humble beginnings starting as a market stall to becoming one of London’s most popular vintage shops selling brands such as Fila, Nike, Moschino, Iceberg and Jean Paul Gaultier.
To quote Ourselves “Nordic Poetry is the central hub for retro and vintage fashion for both men and women’s designer and sports pieces. It’s fair to say our love for vintage and retro style isn’t going away anytime soon and Nordic Poetry is a testament to that as there constantly serving our desire for vintage style.”
Soho Address – 58-59 Great Marlborough Street, W1F 7JY
Dalston Address- 92 -100 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 7XB
Bethnal Green Address – 110-112 Cheshire St, London, E2 6EJ
When looking for the Best Vintage Shops London has to Offer, Beyond Retro is your answer! Today it is renowned as one of the best-known vintage retailers in London with locations in Soho, Dalston, and Bethnal Green.
Beyond Retro’s buying team go through a rigorous process to ensure they purchase the best vintage pieces. To quote Beyond Retro themselves “Our buying team scale literal mountains of second-hand clothes to find the vintage diamonds that match our trends”
With this level of dedication to source the best vintage wear is what sets Beyond Retro as a market leader in the Vintage Clothes Space.
Address: 55-59, Hanbury St, Spitalfields, London E1 5JP
The Atika store brands and markets itself as a Vintage Department Store stocking independent artists, designers, brand merchandise, reworked vintage, art, books, magazines and more!
Despite Atika now stocking more contemporary lifestyle merchandise the stores focus remains vintage clothing. They show unique vintage pieces dating back to the late 70s to early 2000s.
Their extensive range of brands all separately displayed allows for a pleasant customer shopping experience which results in repeat buyers shopping for exclusive vintage.
House of Vintage
Shoreditch Address: 4 Cheshire St, E2 6EH
Hackney Address: 28 Amhurst Road, London, E8 1JN
House of Vintage first started as a Canadian Vintage store which then opened its first London store in 2010 which is situated in the heart of Shoreditch, east London with another store opening in hackney central.
Both stores contain carefully selected vintage pieces for men and women ranging from the 1920s all the way to the 1970s. Its also worth mentioning that the store has a particular focus on classic 60s levis, 40s and 50s clothes, Hawaiian shirts and flared trousers.
Address: 225 Camden High St, Camden Town, London NW1 7BU
101 Brick Lane, London, E1 6SE
The majority of pieces sold at Rokit are one offs and once sold cannot be replicated or sourced again. This scarcity results in demand for unique pieces while also making Rokit a favorite for vintage shoppers.
The Rokit team source and research the North American region for the finest vintage fabrics which allows them to create one-of-a-kind pieces and sell instore and online. Many different variations of fabrics are sourced from 80s cotton to 70s polyester. So, if you’re thinking about the best vintage shops London has to offer, Rokit is a great starting point!
The Vintage Showroom
SHOWROOM / STUDIO: 20 Buspace Studios, Conlan Street, London, W10 5AP
Vintage Shop: 14 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9LN
The Vintage Showroom today is one of the leading vintage stores for men’s vintage wear with an archive of merchandise ranging from the early mid-20th century. The vintage showroom specialises in work, military, sports, and classic English tailored wear.
What makes the Vintage Showroom even more interesting is the division of the showroom and retail store. The appointment only showroom situated near London’s Notting Hill and a retail outlet with basement showroom, located on Earlham Street in Covent Garden’ Seven Dials. (Addresses at the top)
Address: 2 Bradbury St, Dalston, London N16 8JN
What sets Mero Retro apart in our Vintage Shops London list is their Asian vintage inspired wear. Mero Retro stock high quality hand-picked vintage, Fairtrade, and handmade fashion items.
To quote their website their stock ranges from “beautiful vintage Japanese kimonos; lines of vintage womenswear, menswear and accessories; handmade Nepalese garments and Fairtrade handicrafts as well as our own line of Fairtrade organic cotton t-shirts.”
The Market Cartel
Address: 12a Downs Court Parade, Amhurst Rd, London E8 2AQ
The Market Cartel is well known for its hand selected vintage garments for both men and women. In addition to this the vintage store also sells Accessories, Jewellery, homeware and more!
Search & Destroy
Address: 3 Cheshire St, London E2 6ED
If you’re a lover of vintage everything and by everything we mean music, fashion, movies and culture then search & destroy is your store. The owners Cat and Steve describe the store as a Vintage Boutique.
Search & Destroy pride themselves on finding the best vintage threads whilst these same items are becoming harder to source!
To quote the store “Search & Destroy recommends you wear your vintage clothes with the style and spirit they deserve, they are the past, they are the future, and they are a part of you now.”
Brick Lane Vintage Market
Address: Brick Lane Vintage Market, F Block, 85 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Its mandatory that you visit the Brick Lane Vintage Market which hosts multiple boutiques sellers from across the UK and Europe to take part in display market stalls selling the best vintage pieces.
Things to be found at the Market Range from
- Men’s Vintage Fashion
- Women’s Vintage Fashion
- Vinyl Records
- Men’s Suits
- Accessories and Jewellery
LIK + NEON
Address: 106 Sclater St, Shoreditch, London E1 6HR
80s & 90s lovers are in for a treat with the Lik + Neon concept store. This independent vintage store focuses on garments from the 80s and 90s which include t shirts, tracksuits, jackets, jumpers, magazines, and other memorabilia.
Address: 7 Cheshire St, London E2 6ED
Looking for an affordable range of Vintage clothes from around the world? Then vintage basement is your shop! The vintage items are hand-picked by the team for those of you who appreciate true vintage from the different decades!
Paper Dress Vintage
Address: 352a Mare St, Kingsland, London E8 1HR
While many could be confused by the term “DRESS” in the store name, paper dress is a unisex store selling both men’s and women’s vintage garments from the 80s and 90s which are hand sourced from the UK.
What makes the store even more interesting is the transition it makes during the evening period as it turns into a more social space where shoppers can enjoy music and cocktails.
Not many vintage retailers transform into a live music venue in a matter of minutes, so we suggest you experience this!
What Goes Around Comes Around
Address: Mezzanine 3, The Stables Market Chalk Farm Rd, Camden Town, London NW1 8AH
What goes around comes around store has been in business since the 90s starting as a small market trader in the stables market. Today the store offers options for shoppers to either purchase vintage pieces of rent them. By appointment only!
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